How Porsche Poker Night Came The Rescue For Returning Vets



From Left: Charlie Christ, Janet Christ, Holli Lineau, Susan Muha

When Holli Lienau, Susan Muha Randee Stratton and Janet Lawless Christ learned that the government’s sequester had eliminated the government assistance funding for the Veteran’s Sustainable Agricultural Training program they knew it was time to take action.


When they asked Joe Allis, proprietor of Porsche of San Diego, if he would allow them to stage a Poker Night to raise money for the returning veterans, he predictably said “Absolutely!” So recently 50 poker players and spectators, including many veterans who had been sponsored by generous Rancho Santa Fe residents, had the time of their lives at Porsche of San Diego amidst fabulous food, beverages, a fantastic silent auction and more.

Dylan Ratigan, a supporter of VSAT, speaking at Porsche of San Diego


The catering, by Sun Dried Tomato Bistro, was underwritten by Holli and Anthony Lienau. The poker company was underwritten by Susan and Charlie Muha. The printing and promotion was underwritten by Janet Lawless Christ. Silent Auction items were generously donated by Nature Designs, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, Porsche of San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe Jewelers, Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery and many more.


To learn more about the Veteran’s Sustainable Agricultural Training Program or the Veteran’s Valor Fund, check out

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