Priest wins $100k for Parish Fund Against Poker Stars


From the Catholic News Agency:

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 15, 2009 / 03:54 am (CNA).- A South Carolina priest bested an NBA basketball star and two professional poker players, including former world champion Daniel Negreanu, to win $100,000 in a poker tournament and qualify for a competition with a $1 million grand prize.


Fr. Andrew Trapp, associate pastor of St. Michael’s Church in Garden City, played in the PokerStars.net Million Dollar Challenge held in Los Angeles, California. Among his opponents were retired NBA star John Salley, Team PokerStars.Net pro Vanessa Rousso and Negreanu, a four-time World of Series of Poker bracelet winner.

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Perhaps there's still hope for an old poker dealer like me to raise money for ministries. And I thought religious life would keep me from ever getting to play in the World Series of Poker!

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1 Response to Priest wins $100k for Parish Fund Against Poker Stars

October 15, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Are you kidding? Start bingo and selling raffle tickets. I hate charities that just ask for money. But if that same charity offers me a chance to win something, then I'll contribute. Human nature loves to play.