Money Delivered to Ronald McDonald House Charities — Upper Midwest ($8,522.60)

This evening, Ronald McDonald House Charities — Upper Midwest received all proceeds ($8,522.60) from “Crazy Pineapple” and “Winners Shown” events at Canterbury Park on July 20-22, 2018.

Here is a breakdown of how we got all the way up to $8,522.60:

Our Response: $1,500
Good Day Cafe: $1,000
We Fix Fireplaces: $350
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings: $100

July 20 $80 NL “Crazy Pineapple” $3 per entrant: $645
July 21 $250 NL “Winners Shown” $10 per entrant: $1,290
PIFT Donating $.40 per entrant on July 21’s “Winners Shown” tournament: $51.60
July 22 $100 NL “Crazy Pineapple” $4 per entrant: $468

Donations made by countless individuals, too many to list: $3,118

To read Schneids and his family’s firsthand account of how Ronald McDonald House has personally impacted them, click here.  We are proud to have supported an awesome cause in such a strong way, and are grateful for all the generous players who came out to play 1, 2, and in some cases even all 3 of our PIFT offerings in July.  Without you, the poker players, we wouldn’t have been able to raise such large amounts of money for charity.

Check out all 3 of our event recaps here:

Event #3: $80 NL “Crazy Pineapple”
Event #4: $250 NLHE “Winners Shown”
Event #5: $100 NL “Crazy Pineapple”

And also a recap of some of the top PIFT performers: Click Here

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Looking For Charity Pledge Partners

It’s our goal to find a good half dozen or more amazing businesses (or individuals!) to join our “Charity Pledge Partner” program for our upcoming “Crazy Pineapple” and “Winners Shown” events at Canterbury Park on July 20-22 that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities–Upper Midwest.  We are looking for businesses of any size to agree to pledge a 10% charity match up to $100, 50% match up to $500, or 100% match up to $1000 — or any other dollar amount of your choosing no matter how large or small.

So if you own or happen to be real close to anyone who might have a business that would be a good fit to join our pledge program, please drop us a line by emailing schneids at or using our Contact Us page.

All businesses or individuals that agree to pledge a donation of any level will be given some free exposure on our website and social media accounts.  Additionally, you’ll receive an original copy of the charity receipt so you are the ones benefiting from the charity write-off.  Any pledge of any size is a good pledge, so please, if you’re a business person or individual who enjoys playing poker, please consider joining us in our mission of bridging the local community with our fun game of poker in a way that benefits those who need it most.

Last fall, with the awesome help of our Charity Pledge Partners, we delivered $2,472.30 to Second Harvest Heartland.  With ~5% of this year’s prize pools going to Ronald McDonald House Charities–Upper Midwest, we’re hoping to eclipse that figure!

PIFT is joining in on the giving as well, by pledging $.40 per entrant into the Saturday July 21st $250 NLHE “Winners Shown” (to help get this event to 5% of the prize pool).  As of publishing this on June 8, we have already assembled a couple of businesses and individuals to join in on donating — we hope you’ll consider chipping in as well!