Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 12:46 pm

Kennedi's Kisses announces third annual poker tournament fundraiser

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Press release submitted by Julie Bechtel


Proceeds will help young families suffering the loss of a child.


DAVENPORT –No family should ever have to endure the loss of a child, especially a life as precious as a baby. When Matt and Crystal Sherwood lost their beautiful daughter, Kennedi Eve, they were inspired to share Kennedi's legacy with other families by helping to alleviate the financial burden of laying a child to rest.

Parents of those lost baby angels receive assistance with burial expenses and memorial costs as well as the more important message that a community cares, through the generous donations raised by Kennedi's Kisses. "If they don't have family that can assist them, they may have to go into debt for funeral expenses. And we know first-hand how devastating that can be to the healing process" said Matt Sherwood, Founder of Kennedi's Kisses.

Kennedi's Kisses is a support organization and charity founded by Matt and Crystal Sherwood following the death of their young daughter Kennedi Eve on April 27, 2009.

The third annual Kennedi's Kisses Poker Tournament, a keystone fundraiser for the young organization, will take place on Friday, March 8, at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.

Seats are limited, and will sell out well before the first hand is dealt. Buy-in is $40 with one $20 rebuy. Prizes include a first-place award of a trip for two to Las Vegas, plus a $1,000 entry into a World Series of Poker qualifying event. Other prizes will be awarded for a minimum of the top six finishers.

First hand will be dealt at 6 p.m., with doors to open at 5 p.m.

Pre-registration is recommended at kennediskisses.org. Registration also will take place the night of the event until all seats are sold.

For more information, contact: Kennedi's Kisses, 120 Crestview Drive, Eldridge, IA, 52748, or call Matt Sherwood at (563) 529-4623 or email kennediskisses@yahoo.com.

About Kennedi's Kisses:We are a nonprofit organization founded in 2010. Our mission is to assist families suffering the loss of a child with the financial burden of burying their child.