Foundations of Sharp HealthCare

Annual Sharp Allison deRose
Rehabilitation Center Poker Tournament


Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center Annual Poker Tournament

Over $120,000 Raised in 2021

Thank you to The deRose Foundation and Troy and Heather Hawks for generously committing to match donations up to $50,000 for this year's virtual fundraiser. The call to action was answered and over $120,000 was raised due to the support of our very generous donors.

We are thrilled to announce that our in-person annual poker tournament has been scheduled for 2022 and registration is now open.

2022 Tournament Information

Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
15150 San Dieguito Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Thursday, May 19, 2022

  • 5pm - Cocktail Hour, Opportunity Drawing and Networking with SRF and Sharp Leadership 
  • 6pm - Dinner and Program
  • 7pm - Poker Tournament

The Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center Poker Tournament is a Texas Hold'em tournament........
All proceeds support programs and services at the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital. 

We are so grateful to our Annual Poker Tournament Family for your ongoing support of the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center, where patients impacted by traumatic brain injuries successfully transition from hospital to home. None of this would be possible without philanthropic partners like you.

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You can change a life by making a donation that will underwrite the cost for survivors whose insurance does not cover full treatment.      

Poker Committee

Robert deRose
Ray Willenberg
Marty Ehrlich

Jennifer Hale, Event Director - Sharp HealthCare Foundation

Survivors Rehabilitation Fund

The Survivors Rehabilitation Fund (SRF) was created in 1985 by Ray and Becky Willenberg after Ray's sister, Renee Willenberg, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) at 23 years of age in a car accident leaving her in a coma for almost three months. After receiving nine months of inpatient rehabilitation, Renee was referred to the Sharp Community Re-entry program, which was not a service that was typically covered by health insurance at the time. Determined to help ensure that his sister and other brain-injury survivors had access to the highest quality rehabilitation care, Ray and Becky establilshed SRF.

Robert and Susan deRose whose daughter, Allison deRose, had experienced a TBI as a result of a car accident as well. She too recovered from a coma, and was sent to Sharp Rehabilitation Center. Robert recognized the same need that Ray had and  partnered with Ray in 1987. SRF has been raising money and changing lives for Sharp patients with traumatic brain injuries for 37 years. Each year they host the Sharp Allison deRose Poker or Golf Tournament to provide rehab services to Sharp patients without personal cost to families. No referred TBI survivor has ever been turned down.

Both Ray and Robert serve on the Sharp HealthCare Foundation board and are outstanding ambassadors of Sharp.

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Rehab Poker 2022 - 37 years FINAL

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Hale or at 858-499-8062.