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SC Priest Wins $100,000 for Church in Poker Game

Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 03:14 PM

 

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A South Carolina priest missed the $1 million top prize in a poker tournament to be televised this weekend but he won $100,000 for his church.

The Rev. Andrew Trapp said he hopes his participation gives viewers a "fun twist" on their perceptions of the priesthood.

Trapp said he entered the PokerStars.net Million Dollar Challenge in hopes of putting St. Michael Catholic Church "super close" to its $5.5 million building fund goal. He also wanted to strike a public relations blow for priests.

The top prize went to retired New York Police detective Mike Kosowski. But Trapp won $100,000, untaxed, in a semifinal round in October. It will go to the building fund of the church not far from Myrtle Beach on the South Carolina coast.

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