photos by ALICIA KLINGER

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center transformed into a casino for the third annual poker tournament for the public. The event allowed residents to put on their poker face and raise the stakes. All proceeds raised from the event benefit the community center, which is a local nonprofit dedicated to improving the community life in Rancho Santa Fe through various programs and events. The center provides enrichment, recreation, and outreach for all ages of the community. The event also gave back to its participants in a big way. Grand prize winner earned a limited edition Girard Perregaux Monte Carlo Rally watch valued at $11,000. Second prize wasn’t too shabby either: a two-night stay at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, complete with a spa and dining package for two. The tournament served as a fun way to bring the community together through competitive and charitable spirit.