Ante4autism Event Raises $137,981 at 10th Annual Event at Golden Nugget!



Kids and families impacted by Autism will once again be the true winners from the event!

Las Vegas, February 21, 2018: An all - time record was achieved at the 10th Annual Ante4autism event Saturday January 27th at the Golden Nugget. Founder Doug Krinsky is proud to announce that the event raised $137,981 this year!! Co-Hosts want to thank all the sponsors, players and supporters of the event that evening.

Highlights of the charity event: Kelly, Michael and Eric Krinsky handed out the awards

Mike McQuiston, President of Symbol, celebrates with the Krinsky family

Karl Glassman, CEO Leggett & Platt, accepts Presenting Sponsor plaque with Krinsky family

Tom Schwaab & Andrew Kauffman, both of Furniture First, with Krinsky family

Krinsky family present sponsor plaque to John Rachid, President of Protect-A-Bed

Krinsky family with Jacqueline Laurita of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”

Nicholas Gonzales of the “The Good Doctor” with Ante4autism Co-Host Karina Jett

Jennifer Harmon, Dennis Haskins enjoy a moment together in the 10th Annual event

Eric Seidel, Professional Poker Player, takes a stab at a hand in the 10th Annual event

Kelly & Michael Krinsky (Has Autism) are introduced to the crowd.

Noah Galloway, Veteran, motivational speaker and reality TV star, enjoys a good laugh at this year’s event!

Kevyn Major Howard of “Full Metal Jacket” fame had a fun time in his 1st year at the event.

Sponsors included $15,000 Presenting Sponsor Leggett & Platt: $10,000 Final Table sponsor - Symbol Mattress, $10,000 sponsors - Ashley Furniture and Furniture First, $5,000 sponsors - Restonic, Sauder Woodworking Co., Karl & Cathi Glassman, Protect-A-Bed, Eclipse International & Eastman House, $2,500 sponsors - Brooklyn Bedding, A. Lava & Son, High Risk Pregnancy Center of Las Vegas, Planned Furniture Promotions, $1,000 sponsors - Customatic, Roger Magowitz, Malouf, Corsicana Mattress Company, Angelique Clark, Elfa International, Coconis Furniture, Mantua Manufacturing, Shari & Kevin Wagner, Myra Stone - Ashley Marketing Specialist, Custom Fundraising Solutions, Big Sandy Superstores and BoxDrop Mattress & Furniture Direct, $500 sponsors – Furniture Fair, Amber Engine, Janet Pickett & Jim Ruwe, Gary Fazio, David Deye, Jones Fiber, Richmond Furniture Gallery, Devan Chemicals, Cranes Mattress Superstore, Larry McKay, and Maxime Knitting and $250 sponsors - Michael Alan Furniture & Design, Englander, Great American & Kevin Toman. Joyce Cassen, MD/Stepherd Eye Center also sponsored. Please contact Doug Krinsky, if you would like to help or sponsor or donate to the event in 2019:, or 614-554-0802

The 5 charities that will receive over $20,000 each from the proceeds of the event this year are: The Paula and Anthony Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the Touro University Nevada, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus - Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism Speaks, and the National Autism Association – Southeast Ohio Chapter (NAASEO). Information on all 5 charities can be found on the web site:

Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in 1 in 68 children in the United States, and 1 in 42 boys. The Co-Hosts are committed to helping the families and individuals impacted by Autism in any way they can.

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