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The Wichita Cards for the Cure Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament raised a record amount of money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation on Jan. 26.
The third-annual tournament at the Hyatt Regency Wichita drew a record 940 players. Tournament director Spike Anderson presented a check for $45,210 on Thursday.
Lindsay Smith, Mid-Kansas Director for the Komen Foundation, said the money will be put to good use.
"This money will be used to help the Mid-Kansas affiliate community grants for community outreach, mammogram screening, educational events, and we certainly couldn't do it without organizations like this," Smith said.
Local cancer survivor Misty Frank is not a poker expert, but she said she almost cracked the top 100 in the tournament, and she outlasted her husband, a Texas Hold 'em fan.
"I met so many neat people at the tables and they had big hearts and wanted to reach out and raise money for a cause like this," Frank said.
Tournament director of communications Brent Hightower said they're already making adjustments to make next year's tournament bigger and more successful.