Change a Life by Playing a Hand

As you may or may not know, the official foundation of Callahan Roach Business Solutions is the Joseph Groh Foundation. Founded in 2009, this foundation provides financial assistance to individuals employed in the construction trades and their families who are living with a life altering disability. By life altering, we are talking about serious disabilities such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and the like. To date, the foundation has helped about 35 individuals purchase items like handicapped accessible vehicles, home and bath remodels – critically important things that insurance will not pay for. The foundation was started by Joseph Groh who was rendered a quadriplegic following a bicycle accident in 2008. Prior to that, he had spent 35 years in the HVAC industry working for contractors, distributors and manufacturers.


On Sunday, January 17 the foundation plans to host its 1st ever Texas Hold’Em poker tournament at WinStar casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Specifically, the event will be held in the poker room at the south end of the casino with a start time of 3 PM. Buy in for individual players is $150 which gives you 5000 chips, and if you prepay by January 15 you will receive an extra 1000 chips. There are also sponsor opportunities, as seen below.


TITLE SPONSOR $2500 >Qualifies for 9 Players in Tournament
CLUB SPONSOR $1500 Qualifies for 7 Players in Tournament
TABLE SPONSOR $1000 Qualifies for 5 Players in Tournament
DIAMOND SPONSOR $500 Qualifies for 3 Players in Tournament
PRIZE SPONSOR $500 Qualifies for 100% Tax Deduction
HEART SPONSOR $250 Qualifies for 2 Players in Tournament
SPADE SPONSOR $150 Qualifies for 1 player in Tournament


Joe Groh Foundation Poker TournamentProceeds from this tournament will directly benefit a woman who spent 25 years working in the construction trades as an office administrator for her brothers contracting business. Paralyzed as a result of a fall following her retirement, she has depleted her resources and recently moved in with her daughter. Her daughter’s home does not have a handicapped accessible bathroom, so for the last couple of months her mom has only been able to get bed baths. The foundation is working with a local contractor to assess what needs to be done to make the bath fully accessible.


We at Callahan Roach fully support this foundation, and we urge readers of this blog to join our efforts. If you have the opportunity and inclination to be a player or sponsor at the poker tournament, you will find all the information you need about doing so on the homepage. To learn more about this foundation and their work, log on to We believe you’ll find their motto of never look back, never give up and remain positive is a mantra for all of us to live by!

The Joseph Groh Foundation Homepage

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