Poker Tournament Raises Money

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COLUMBIA - Mid-Missouri's high-rollers participated in a charity poker tournament that lasted into the early morning hours Saturday. Organizers are still counting the chips but they estimate the take to the tune of $66,000. The Central Missouri Chapter of the Dream Factory, a national organization, held the event. They grant dreams for chronically and critically ill children ages three-18. The chapter tries to grant 12 to 15 dreams a year and organizer Michelle Windmoeller said the haul from the tournament will go to make those dreams a reality.