Recent studies from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that nearly one in fifty American children have autism. The first ever Aces for Autism poker tournament, live auction, and silent auction will take place at The Oasis in Hale on June 22nd. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Pounds talk with event chairperson Doross Judd:

Doross Judd

“This benefit hits us close to home. Our son is autistic and the money that is raised will go towards Autism Speaks,” Judd said. “They will use the money for research and development and to help families who need the help they can’t get. Autism is not covered by insurances in a lot of states.”

The events will include a poker tournament, which will begin at 1:00 P.M. on the 22nd. The tournament will have a 90-person limit and will require a buy-in of $30. There will also be both live and silent auctions.

“I have items from the Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals,” Judd stated. “We also have an agronomist who has donated 75 acres worth of his time, which is valued at $750. There will also be baked goods. If you name it, we’ve got it.”

Registration for the poker tournament is preferred because of the limit on participants. To register or to find out more about the events, call Doross Judd at 1-660-973-4504.