Upcoming Events

Before we know it, it will be time for the 20th Texas Hold ’em fundraiser in the beautiful Aronimink Golf Club ballroom. This year’s event will be on April 11, 2024. At last year’s event, we continued our streak of setting attendance records with over 300 attendees. We’re pushing hard to raise the bar again this year, so please click on our invitation to register today!

Last year, we were gracious for the support of our sponsors who have been long time supporters of Community Backstop. For 2024, we have three levels of sponsorship available: Presenting Sponsor ($15,000), Event Sponsor with Golf ($5,750), and Event Sponsor ($4,250). Event Sponsors will get signage at the event and recognition before and after the event in all communications with CB supporters. For an extra $1,250, you can upgrade to include a round of golf on Aronimink’s championship course on the day of the event for three players. This sponsorship includes caddies, greens fees, lunch and a few beverages on the best deck in Philadelphia overlooking the course. (Note that space is limited for the Golf Sponsorships, so call a CB board member today to reserve your spot.) The Presenting Sponsor will get all this, plus special recognition throughout the event, and our perpetual gratitude. Considering that our assistance is usually in the $1,000 to $5,000 range per family, your sponsorship really moves the needle for us. And of course, all levels of sponsorship entitle you to a table for 10 at the event. Bring friends, family, or clients and we’ll guaranty a great time for all.



  • Andrew Panzo
  • Jeff Jansen
  • Tom Spano
  • Jerry Buckley
  • Michael Fitzgerald
  • Todd Pittman
  • Marc Lederman
  • Aliya Khaydarova
  • Paul Barker
  • Joe Waterman
  • Michael Bailey
  • Ken West
  • Alan Zeiger
  • Patty Panzo
  • Joanne Fitzgerald


Aronimink Golf Club
Main ballroom
3600 St. Davids Road
Newtown Square, PA


April 20, 2024 at 6pm


$325 per person
$2,950 for a table of 10 players
$4,250 table for 10 with sponsorship
$5,750 Table for 10 with sponsorship with 3 golfers at Aronimink
$15,000 Presenting sponsor includes table for 10 and 3 golfers at Aronimink and premier sponsorship recognition


For those of you who have been able to join us in prior years, you know what a huge success this event has become.  As in prior years, we were blessed at last year’s event to hear from a family we helped during the year.  It is never easy to stand up in front of 200+ people and share some deeply personal aspects of one’s life, and we are grateful for those who do so each year.  There is no clearer evidence of what we have been able to accomplish than hearing directly from those we have helped.

Please take a moment to sign up for the 2024 event right away.  The CB Texas Hold’em event at Aronimink has become a tradition around here: a terrific cause, good food and drink, and a fun night of poker for all skill levels.  Prior knowledge of the game is not necessary – we have professional dealers who will coach the Newbies until they’re comfortable shouting “All in!”  There will be raffle prizes, auction items, and for those players lucky/skillful enough to make it to the final table, big league swag to take home.  Remember that the real winners are the local individuals and families in need who are on the receiving end of Community Backstop’s financial resources.  Check out the pictures from prior years’ events and imagine yourself in the middle of the action!




Event Details

Buy-In: $325 (3,000 chips)
Optional Add-On: $50 (1,000 add’l chips)


Tournament Prizes

Examples of prizes for Top 10 finishers at past events – Eagles Club Box, set of Titleist irons, big screen TV, gift certificate to Flemings Steakhouse in Radnor, Sonos sound system, gift certificate to the Gota’s Beard in Wayne and more!!!


Raffle Prizes

Everyone has a chance to go home a winner. Each person attending will be eligible to win a little something, you know, for the effort.  So you’ve got that going for you!


Payment Options

(Required to reserve a seat at the tournament)

       Option 1 – use the link in our invitation to pay using PayPal or credit card.
       Option 2 – send check payable to “Community Backstop” c/o Andrew Panzo, 8 Pennsford Lane, Media, PA 19063
       Option 3 – cash, check or credit card at the event

Optional Add-On
Include with your payment of the initial buy-in, or pay at the event via cash, check or credit card
Food, beer and wine provided during the event.
We encourage you to bring along your friends! Simply send them our website address or invite them via our invitation.


Community Backstop is a registered 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization (EIN: 20-4241999)