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❗️Giveaway Alert ❗️We’re giving away two (2) tickets to the Chance for Life Taste Experience! To enter:

  • Follow @ChanceForLifeDC on Instagram

  • Follow @AverageSocialite on Instagram

  • Tag the friend you’ll want to bring with you in the comments! Multiple tags count as multiple entires.

The winner will be chosen on Monday, March 4th!

Deets: Chance for Life was created in 2005 in honor of Kennedy Snyder, who was diagnosed with an aggressive spinal cord tumor at age two. What began as a small get-together has become an established 501(c)3 non-profit that holds one of metropolitan Washington’s top charity events. The annual fundraiser features a Texas Hold ’Em style poker tournament, top chef taste experience, and a glamorous Vegas-style after party. Its 14th annual celebration is presented by The Boeing Company, hosted by MGM National Harbor, and powered by RedPeg, providing 100% of net proceeds to help fund vital pediatric cancer research at Children’s National Health System and through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

The Charity Poker Tournament is a Texas Hold ’Em style tournament with over 700 participating amateur players. Prizes are awarded for the top 30 winners with a grand prize of a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. The event features a top-shelf open bar, sprawling buffet, silent auction, celebrities, and more throughout the day. Poker players also have complimentary access to the Taste Experience.

The Taste Experience features uniquely curated food from renowned chefs who cook throughout metropolitan Washington. Dance the night away with an incredible line up of live performances, capped off with a surprise celebrity headliner. The night continues with a vibrant after party featuring VIP lounges, a top DJ and even more entertainment.


  • Charity Poker Tournament @ 11:30AM

  • Poker registration opens @ 10AM

  • Poker doors open @ 11AM

  • Taste Experience & Party @ 6:30PM

Hint For The Average Socialite:  Individual tickets and sponsorships for both events now available!

Who You May Spot: Robin Thicke

Photos courtesy of Chance For Life

What's Trending: @chanceforlife @MGMNatlHarbor


The 14th Annual Chance for Life Poker Tournament and Taste Experience, presented by Boeing and hosted by MGM National Harbor, took place on Saturday, March 9. The charity event raised a record-breaking $2.1 million to benefit local pediatric cancer research initiatives at Children’s National Health System and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The fundraising continues as Boeing graciously agreed to match donations up to $100k for every $100 donated here from now until March 31.

Photos Courtesy of Stephanie Choi of Average Socialite