Ante4Autism event secures more sponsors, welcomes new co-host

Ante4Autism, the annual autism charity event that take places during the summer Las Vegas Market, is now being sponsored byTD Bank, a new sponsor for 2023, at the $5,000 Platinum Sponsor level, and Archbold Furniture has come on as another new sponsor, donating $2,500. Crane’s Mattress, a long-time sponsor, has signed on again as a $1,000 Gold sponsor. 

In addition, the event welcomes a new co-host, Kyle “Bo” Coconis, son of co-host Randy Coconis, whose family has a personal connection to the cause and has supported the event and the cause since its inception!

In addition, silent auction items are pouring in. The silent auction will include 7 extravagant trips, such as this one for a minimum bid of only $2,250:


Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) has donated a Beautyrest Black Collection bed – Your choice of size and model up to $5,500


 Tempur+Sealy has donated this Tempurpedic Adapt Collection – Your choice of size and model


Tempur+Sealy has also donated this Stearns and Foster Studio Collection – Your choice of size and model


Players can register now at and sponsors are still being accepted online as well, or contact Founder Doug Krinsky at  Sponsorship Guidelines are available online at 

The Texas Hold’em style poker event will take place Saturday, July 29th at 6:30 PM at the South Point Hotel & Casino.  South Point has offered a special room rate for the event:  $59 – Midweek, $109 – Friday, 7/28 & Saturday, 7/29 + $18 resort fee per night.  Room rate discount code: “ANT0728”- call South Point 702.797.8901 or book online:

The 5 Autism charities to receive proceeds from the 15th Annual Ante4autism event are:  Project FOCUS at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at UNLV, The Hope Fund – a division of International Hyperbarics Association (IHA),The Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University, National Autism Association of Southeast Ohio, and Autism Speaks. The last of the 2022 “checks” was recently presented to NAASEO:


Current 2023 Sponsors: 

$25,000 Presenting Sponsor: Leggett & Platt Inc.

$15,000 Final Table Sponsor:  Bedding Industries of America

$10,000 Diamond Sponsors: Furniture First National Buying Group, 3Z Brands, no limit to the # of sponsors

$5,000 Platinum Sponsors:  Karl & Cathi GlassmanAnonymous, Planned Furniture Promotions (PFP), TD Bank, Carpenter Co., Ashley, no limit to the # of sponsors

$2,500 Gold Sponsors:  Big Sandy Superstore, Pete and Jenny Primeau, Archbold Furnitureno limit to the # of sponsors

$1,000 Silver Sponsors:  Customatic TechnologiesAP AuctionsCrane’s MattressSoutherland, Wright, Gail & Marty Komisar, No limit to the # of sponsors

$500 Bronze Sponsors:  Englander, Colonial, David DeyeGail & Marty Komisar, no limit to the # of sponsors 

There will also be plenty of celebrities playing at the South Point event. “Karina Jett, one of our Co-Hosts, does a great job of arranging celebrities to play each year and we look forward to our celebrity friends joining us,” Krinsky says. 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released the latest incidence #’s and now the rate is 1 in 36 kids are on the Autism spectrum.  Now is the time to help support these families, kids and adults on the Autism spectrum. 

Krinsky would like to thank all the Co-Hosts, as they volunteer their time. Co-Hosts include:  Joey Amato – Rock N Roll City Mattress, Stuart Carlitz – Bedding Industries of America, Bo Coconis – Coconis Furniture, Randy Coconis – Coconis Furniture, Nick Hrkman – Southerland Sleep, Karina Jett – Coldwell Banker Premier Realty, Doug Krinsky – 3Z Brands, Mike McQuiston – Carpenter, Anthony Mehran – Huffman Koos Furniture, Allen Parvizian – AP Auctions, Myra Stone – Independent Representative, David Wachendorfer –Delandis Sleep, Jerry Williams – Retail Service Systems Inc.  

Alex Milstein

Alex Milstein is the Editor in Chief of Casual News Now and Bedding News Now. He previously served as senior editor of both Casual Living and Designers Today, and covered technology for Furniture Today, with a focus on augmented reality, e-commerce, and 3D visualization.

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