For the past 12 years, professional poker host and author Bernard Lee has continued his annual holiday tradition of helping the less fortunate.
me, twice WSOP Circuit Ring winner with over $2 million in professional tournament earnings, and has worked with his initiative The Full House Charity Program to distribute gift packages to 40 different families experiencing homelessness in the Boston area. The Lee children were on standby to help, and in total, there were 65 children who received gifts consisting of books, toys, games, art supplies, and even winter clothes.
“My children and I look forward to this holiday tradition,” he told me, “because it brings so much joy and happiness to my family.” “We feel so fortunate to bring holiday gifts to these families, especially children who might not have been able to afford such gifts during this difficult time. Luckily, we have an amazing partner at FamilyAid, who helps us deliver these packages to select families in Boston. Plus, Thanks to my RunGoodGear family, who donate toys every holiday season to my cause. Happy Holidays everyone.”
Lee launched his Full House charity program in February 2011, and has since provided more than $100,000 in goods and funds to children-focused organizations in New England. The program has helped more than 450 families and 750 children during its history.
“Family Aid is thrilled and grateful that Bernard Lee is giving gifts to children in our shelters again this holiday season. His generous donation comes at a time when families face limited financial resources more than ever. Giving holiday gifts is daunting, if not impossible.” “Thanks to Bernard and his family, the children in our care will have gifts to enjoy and parents will be relieved to see the smiles of their children. We thank the Lee family for their continued generosity, compassion and commitment.”
“It has been amazing to see Bernard providing year after year a special vacation for families,” confirmed Tana Karn, President and Founder of RunGoodGear. “The RunGood team and I are grateful to be able to help Bernard achieve such a memorable holiday season this year and more to come.”
You can find more about Lee on his website BernardLeePoker.com. the Card Player Magazine The columnist is also the author of three poker books, including the recently released book Satellite poker success. Find Lee on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram @BernardLeePoker, and check out his podcast, The Bernard Lee Poker Show.