Date & Time
Held on Sunday, October 22, 2023
11:00 Registration
12:00 Cards “In the Air”

PBKC at Palm Beach Kennel Club
2nd Floor Tournament Room
1111 N Congress Ave, WPB
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Formally the Butch Smith Poker Classic

No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

  • 200 player limit
  • $50 buy in
  • $20 re-buys/addons
  • 50% proceeds to top players
  • Football game day party
  • Raffles

Proceeds go to:

  • Creating a Fallen Firefighter Memorial park in Palm Beach County
  • Commissioning a Fallen Firefighter Remembrance statue
  • Provide assistance for next of kin to attend Fallen Firefighter Memorials

Event hosted by the Retired Firefighters of PBC (501c3) and Local 2928

Fund raising event to commission a Fallen Firefighter Observance Statue to be located in Palm Beach County and to provide financial assistance for Fallen Firefighter’s families to attend national and state ceremonies honoring their hero.

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Previous Poker Classic Photos

This Poker Tournament was formally known as the Butch Smith Poker Classic. In 2008, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Captain Butch Smith was diagnosed with Stage 4 Multiple Myeloma. He took his fight public and had a vision for a safer and healthier fire service. In the 12 years during the Butch Smith Poker Classic, money was donated to organizations that supported Firefighter cancer prevention and local charities. Many of today’s health and safety achievements were made possible due to Butch’s involvement in the Firefighter Cancer Initiative. Butch passed away in 2017, but we continue to honor his passion for helping his fellow Firefighters by reinventing his Poker Classic to pay tribute and honor to our Fallen Firefighters, sadly many from occupational cancer.