The Maine House Group opened last year in Trumbull, CT and offers marketing and sales support to Fortune 500 companies. In April, they decided to put on an event that would be fun for all to attend, and more importantly, raise money for a good cause. “I chose the American Cancer Society because my grandfather was taken by lung cancer in 2008, and my aunt was recently diagnosed with lung cancer as well. Donating to the ACS was a great way for me to contribute to a cause that has affected my family as well as countless people worldwide,” said Declan O’Donnell, a top leader at The Maine House Group. While Declan was representing the American Cancer Society, other organizations such as The National Down Syndrome Society, Dunbar Community Center, and The Light The Night Foundation were also being represented among others. “I think each one of us represented a cause that either hit home or affected us in some way, and that enabled us to keep the competitiveness high throughout the game” said Ryan Willett.
As the games unfolded, two tables were being utilized with the final two players from each advancing to the Winners Table. With the right combination of patience, strategy, and luck, Declan twice pulled out a full house down the stretch earning him the victory. The winnings were matched by The Maine House Group, and the donation was made to The American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society is an organization geared towards the elimination of cancer as a major health problem. Through education, research, and service, The American Cancer Society helps millions of people survive and prevent cancer. In the U.S., nearly a quarter of the deaths are related to cancer.
The Maine House Group is planning a few more events by the end of summer to raise money for Operation Smile Train as well as the Boys and Girls Club. Rumors have been swirling about a potential full day softball tournament as well as a second charity poker event. Dates and times of the upcoming events will be released shortly.