Berkeley, CA, March 3, 2016 – Colliers International held its eighth Charity Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament benefitting its charitable foundation, Links for Life California. This popular annual event held this year at the University Club atop Cal Berkeley's Memorial Stadium drew 110 participants and netted over $16,500 which will benefit Bay Area children.

With the generous support of tournament sponsors; Harsch Investment Properties, City National Bank, WCI-GC, Interior Motions, Miller Starr Regalia, Black Tie Transportation and ID Architecture along with Colliers Brokers, there were over 65 prizes valued at more than $17,000 for the evening's auction, raffle and final table winners. Prizes included floor tickets to see the Warriors, donated by City National Bank with Black Tie Transportation and a 2-night stay at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco donated by Colliers International.

Jeff Fredericks of Colliers' San Jose office was this year's tournament winner, narrowly capturing the tournament from a fun group of finalists in a run to the finish. "I was luckier than good, drawing two aces on the turn and the river" said Fredericks "more importantly, it was a blast and another hugely successful fundraiser for Colliers' charitable foundation. A lot of Bay Area kids and their families are going to be the real winners."

Marshall Snover, Managing Director of Colliers' Pleasanton office, commented, "Thanks to the continued support of our generous sponsors and the active participation of Colliers staff, brokers and their clients, this tournament was a great success. It has become an event we all look forward to."

Colliers Links for Life California provides grants for local charitable organizations that make a difference in the lives of Bay Area children and since its inception in 2007, has given over $630,000 to 172 different qualifying charities in the Bay Area.

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