Annual Beat the Odds Celebrity Bingo & Texas Hold'em Tournament

The Beat the Odds Celebrity Charity Bingo and Texas Hold’em Tournament has been postponed until it is safe for our kidney community to gather in person. In the meantime we are enjoying a virtual version of this event, Celebrity Charity Bingo.” The virtual event will be on August 14, 2022 at 4:00pm PT. Click the button below to learn more. 

The Beat the Odds Celebrity Charity Bingo and Texas Hold’em Tournament is RSN’s only fundraising event. The funds raised each year help us provide a wide variety of patient support activities. RSN does not charge anything for the many unique programs we offer. Please join us and help people who are living with kidney disease continue to ‘Beat the Odds.’

Bingo - Poker - Beat the Odds

10th Annual Beat the Odds event
Saturday,  August 8, 2020

Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208

5:30pm – 11:00pm

Doors open at 5:30pm • Game play begins at 7:00pm

Jill-Michele Melean - Poker Tournament

Register to reserve your spot at bingo or a poker tournament table. $150 Advance Purchase Tickets by April 12th, $175 after or at the door. Price Includes Dinner, Drinks, Dessert, Validated Parking and Game Play!

Even if you are unable to attend, please consider donating a silent auction item or tickets for a person who has kidney disease to attend. 

Bingo - Poker - Beat the Odds

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 N. Verdugo Rd.
Glendale, CA 91208

Doors Open at 5:30pm for Dinner and Red Carpet Bingo and Poker start at 7:00pm

Jill-Michele Melean - Poker Tournament
Get ready to ante-up alongside celebs playing Texas Hold’em. If poker is not your thing there’s more fun to be had at the bingo tables.
If you are unable to attend, consider donation a silent auction item of a set of tickets to play for a person who has kidney disease.
You can add a note during registration if you would like to donate tickets.

Donate a Silent Auction Item. Artwork, Event Tickets, Jewelry, Electronics, Gift Baskets and more are always welcome. Contact us to make a donation. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to support RSN’s life-enriching programs.

The Annual Renal Teen Prom is just one of the many RSN programs that help people who have kidney disease ‘Beat the Odds.’ Watch the 21st Annual Renal Teen Prom Video:

It’s really wonderful that this event brings so much awareness about this disease not only to those who attend, but also to the community. It underscores the importance of organ donation. The funds raised each year allow us to provide a wide variety of patient-support activities including the Renal Teen Prom, to help those with kidney disease beat the odds.” – Lori Hartwell, RSN Founder and President.  

Watch Event Videos
The Beat the Odds Celebrity Charity Bingo & Texas Hold’em Tournament is RSN’s only annual fundraising event. All proceeds benefit the life-enriching programs RSN offers at no charge to people whose lives are affected by kidney disease.

Thank you to the 2020 Corporate Partners 9th Annual Beat the Odds Celebrity Bingo & Texas Hold'em Tournament

U.S. Renal Care

Poker MC

Bingo MC

Lori Hartwell’s RSN’s charity poker tournament will guarantee you tons of laughs while supporting a beautiful cause. Bet big with no guilt! That’s something you can’t say every day. –Jill Michele Melean

Kids shouldn’t get sick, but when they do we need to be there for them… amazing doctors and nurses try to heal them physically, but people like Lori Hartwell and her team at RSN help them feel better emotionally. The Renal Prom is quite simply one of the greatest events of the year… helping kids be kids… and if playing poker helps Lori and her work? Then sign me up! –Phillip Palmer, ABC Eyewitness News

A great night of fun playing Bingo, meeting new people, and knowing that the RSN Celebrity Poker/Bingo event is for such a wonderful cause. –Christopher Ard

I’m a poker novice and the RSN poker tournament was the most fun I’ve ever had losing money. All for a great cause. Supporting the RSN prom. –Lee Cauble, RN

I met a real life super hero today. My wife and I played bingo sitting next to a guy who donated his kidney to a stranger! I can’t give you my heart, because that’s already taken, but I can give you a kidney. This was my first time, but I’ll be back next year just because of what I learned today. –Jay Maffi

Celebrity Charity Bingo and Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament

Poker Tournament Winners Circle

9th Annual Poker Tournament Winners

9th Annual Celebrity Bingo & Poker Tournament Winners: 1st place kidney transplant recipient Joe Marcal (center), 2nd place Massi Furlan (left), 3rd place Jason Mayer (right).

8th Annual Poker Tournament Winners

8th Annual Texas Hold'em Tournament Winners: 1st Place Harvey Wells, 2nd Place Dean Ronalds, 3rd Place Jimmy Delle Valle
1st Place Harvey Wells (center), 2nd Place Dean Ronalds (right), 3rd Place Jimmy Della Valle (left)

7th Annual Poker Tournament Winners

Quinton Aaron, Frankie Ray, Tom Malloy, Joanne Martin, Lori Hartwell
1st Place to Frankie Ray, playing the final hands for Tom Malloy as he had a flight to NY. Quinton Aaron in 2nd place and Joanne Martin in 3rd place! Congratulations!

6th Annual Poker Tournament Winners

Matt Cauble (2nd), Paul Chen (1st), Michael DiVita (3rd)

5th Annual Poker Tournament Winners

Harvey Wells (3rd), Rick Foster (2nd) and Matt Cauble (1st). Photo courtesy of Denise Taylor.

4th Annual Poker Tournament Winners

Kyle Gass of Tenacious D David Pham, Gohan Petrosyan
Kyle Gass of Tenacious D (center) took the 1st place this year. David Pham (right), who is living with kidney disease, took 2nd and Gohan Petrosyan (left), dialysis professional, took 3rd. Congratulations!

Tournament Videos




Scrumptious Desserts by Porto’s Bakery & Cafe 

Portos Bakery - Glendale CA

Specialty lagers by local micro-brewery Brewyard

Brewyard - Beer - Brewery - Glendale CA

Delicious, authentic Italian entrées by Two Guys From Italy

two guys from italy - glendale ca

Thank you Northwest Kidney Centers for Silent Auction Support


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