Cards for a Cause

La Costa 35 Athletic Club recently hosted its 8th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. Over the years, the event has raised over $300,000 to help provide local children a safe place to play and learn. “Padres Pitcher Heath Bell was our special guest host this year, and he added a new dimension to the event,” said Tournament Director Rob Holzman. “There were 22 poker tables, over 200 players, and an all-time record of $60,000 in net proceeds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad!” This year’s winner was Kirk Miller, who selected a one-week trip to Maui as his prize. Title sponsors were Accordance Search Group and Christian Credit Counselors, and many other local businesses and organizations generously took part. Learn more at