YES Prep Public Schools

Oil & Gas Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

Nearly 250 guests virtually participated in the 16th Annual Oil & Gas Hold 'Em Tournament on Thursday, March 4, 2021 and raised more than $1.15 million to support YES Prep's 21 campuses across Houston which serve approximately 15,400 students in grades K-2 and 6-12. These funds will also support YES Prep's four elementary schools that will serve pre-K students for the first time in the 2021-2022 school year!

In a thrilling final round, Vitol's Casey Khan, seated at the Sullivan Cromwell, LLP table, was crowned the winner of the 2021 tournament. A special thank you to our three highest donating tables of the evening. Vitol took first place with a total of $140,000, followed by Colona Heavy Industries and Shearman & Sterling LLP!

The Oil & Gas Texas Hold 'Em Tournament is YES Prep's signature fundraising event, earmarked by the oil and gas industry of Houston. Since the first tournament in 2006, the event has raised more than $16 million and is attended by individuals from various business sectors from across the world in support of YES Prep.

Thank you to our generous 2021 sponsors!

If you are interested in learning more about this event, please contact Special Events Manager Caitlin Monteith at

Photos of guests and play at the 15th Annual YES Prep Oil & Gas Texas Hold 'Em Tournament