Our ANNUAL BIG DEAL POKER TOURNAMENT benefits the TechGyrls Program at the YWCA Pasadena Foothill Valley Chapter. All donations including your buy-in entries are tax deductible. YWCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN 95-1644059.
TechGyrls is a part of our Girls Empowerment After School Programming for young girls ages 10-14. It is designed so girls will be exposed to new and cutting edge technology and be inspired to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related coursework and careers.
Our girls get to engage in hands-on activities including 3D printing with FlashForge Printer, creating animations, and exploring science through our hands-on experiments. Watch the video below to hear from some of our participants and their parents.
Our Planning Committee includes: Angeline Chen, Ricky Biel, Rick Ramirez, Sean and Monica Andrade, Ulisses Sanchez, Antonio and Olivia Villegas, Jeff Baietto, Jor Law, Dawn Kim, and Mitchell Tsai.
The Poker tournament is run by a professional company: West LA Poker.
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