Yearly Archives: 2019

Maria Ho wins 2019 Bulls and Blackjack Tournament, benefiting Wade Smith Foundation.

Legendary Poker Player Maria Ho Takes Top Prize to Benefit the Wade Smith Foundation

HOUSTON (September 23, 2019) More than 200 guests joined former Houston Texan and NFL Pro Bowler Wade Smith along with Neera Patidar and Amanda Abiassi of Elevate Management Group at a star-studded 2019 Bulls and Blackjack Celebrity Poker and Casino event raising $150,000 benefitting the Wade Smith Foundation.

A lively Texas Hold ’em tournament culminated the evening with the last celebrity standing winning $10,000 to benefit the charity of their choice. Professional poker player Maria Ho was the last celebrity standing, for a second time,

Celebrating 5 Years of Safety Around Water Partnership

The Wade Smith Foundation is a PROUD supporter of the Lake Highlands YMCA Safety Around Water initiative, which helps to address a critical safety issue among African American and Hispanic children by providing swimming lessons at low-income apartment communities in the Dallas area.

The WSF has helped 2,300 children participate in the program over the past 5 years, and it wouldn’t be possible without donations from our amazing supporters! Safety Around Water is specifically designed to teach children skills that can save their lives, while providing them an opportunity to feel more confident around water!