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2014 Showdown

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Our 2nd Annual Texas Hold’em Charity Tournament raised great funds and provided loads of fun for friends of The Henry House and our friends at The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Saturday April 19th was the 2nd annual Showdown, a community event hosted by J.J. Henry and the Henry House Foundation for our friends at CF Foundation – Fort Worth! Thanks to our major sponsors and so many willing participants, the tournament was a hit and we had a sold out field of 128 players. Guests were welcomed to Firestone & Robertson Distillery on a beautiful Saturday morning to a Bloody Mary Breakfast hosted by 360 Catering and Tito’s Vodka.  The day had great fun going as players were knocked out, with opportunities to get your boots shined or try cigars from Silver Leaf Cigar Lounge, there was quite a buzz circulating! All players took their seats at 11 a.m. sharp and were welcomed by co-hosts J.J. Henry and Lance Federick (CFF Board Member) who officially kicked off the tournament with “cards in the air!”

All day the player field grew smaller but the excitement only increased. A dozen auction items stood by for participants, as well as raffles, a Royal Flush competition to win $75,000 cash and a final table Prop Bet. Players and friends heard great acoustic entertainment toward the end of the evening by Luke Wade along with a fabulous dinner buffet by Fort Worth’s own Chef Jon Bonnell. Congratulations to our winner Brandon Cooper and all of the top-18 finishers. We are excited to announce that, in addition to the fun that was had by all, over $25,000 was raised for the two Foundations!

The Henry House is able to continue our mission of raising funds and awareness for deserving community-based groups like CFF because of the generosity of so many people. We are so very grateful.

We have the following people the thank for making this possible:

Major Sponsors:

Coppertop Salon / SWAG Sponsor

Green Guard / SWAG Sponsor

Media Sponsor: Fort Worth, TX Magazine

Valet Provided By: Rent-A-Frog Valet

Grand Prize Champion Check: Plains Capital Bank

Legal Partner:

Barlow Garsek & Simon LLC

Bloody Mary Breakfast Sponsors:

Tito’s Vodka & 360 Catering

Final Table Sponsor:

Run Good Gear

Table Sponsors:

  • The Jeff Conatser Foundation
  • Mutual of Omaha Bank
  • Donnia and Jeff Olesko
  • Rhodes Securities, Inc.
  • Ross & Matthews LLC
  • Sangalli Private Ventures
  • Choice Stone
  • The Lombardi Family
  • Bank of Texas
  • The Fricks Company


  1st   Brandon Cooper   10th   Steve Lombardi
  2nd   Bart Clark   11th   Chuck Shetter
  3rd   Leland Howard   12th   J.J. Henry
  4th   Jack Proctor   13th   Lance Frederick
  5th   Tim Miller   14th   Damion Patino
  6th   Ben Barlow   15th   Garland Strong
  7th   Archie Sneed   16th   David Urbel
  8th   Ned Barlow   17th   Trevor Aulds
  9th   Sam Ansley   18th   Erric Martin

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