Congratulations to Henry Jaakkola who won this year’s MONOPOLY Tournament!

Karen Swedenborg
Boca Helping Hands
April 12, 2013


Another successful event was realized by Boca Helping Hands!

Boca Helping Hands held its 7th Annual MONOPOLY Event & Casino Night on April 6, 2013 at the beautiful Via Mizner Golf and Country Club located at 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive in Boca Raton (  Fun was had by all with the fast paced tournament style Monopoly, classics Casino Gaming including, Roulette, and Black Jack (Casino Party Nights Florida Inc.). This year a DJ was added with lots of dancing!  An amazing silent and live auction took place. Some items from the Live Auction were:  VIP treatment at a Boston Red Sox Game; Sheriff for a day; and a stay at Captiva Island!

Congratulations to Henry Jaakkola who won this year’s MONOPOLY Tournament.  This MONOPOLY Event was introduced to Boca Helping Hands by Gary Peters in 2007. Mr. Peters, current Board President, is a two time National MONOPOLY Champion. This event has become Boca Helping Hands main fundraising affair of the year. All proceeds benefit the mission of Boca Helping Hands which is to provide compassionate service through food and assistance programs to individuals, families, and children to instill dignity and break the cycle of dependence.

 Sponsors of this year’s event were:  Gary Peters Family Foundation –Main Event sponsor; ADT Boardwalk Sponsor; MONOPOLY Table Sponsors:  A F Best Securities Foundation, Inc., Peter & Susan Brockway, Tandy & Joe Robinson, BV Group of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Kevin Calhoun, Melissa Klafter & Mark Hajduch with Sun Capital Partners Foundation, Inc., and Lee Pearlson Steinberg Foundation, MONOPOLY player sponsors Cendyn; Lynn University and Signature International Real Estate. 

This year’s event was being chaired by Boca Helping Hands Volunteer, Lou Ann Such with much help by a wonderful group of volunteers.  Decorations by:  Fringe & Company Event Design & Production (




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