Rev. Andrew Trapp Continues On His Charitable Poker Odyssey

Poker playing priest Rev. Andrew Trapp has returned home to St. Michael Catholic Church in Garden City having completed the next stage of his challenge to win $1 million playing poker on Fox TV’s “ Million Dollar Challenge.”
The idea of a poker playing priest captured the media’s attention from the start as he first appeared on the show in full uniform hoping to raise enough money to help with the church’s building and repair fund.
Rev. Andrew Trapp played well and has already won $100,000 for the cause with the most recent episode seeing him attempt to double that amount and progress through to the $1 million season finale.
However, the outcome of the episode will remain underwraps until it is shown on December 27th, and the priest has taken a vow of secrecy not to reveal any details of the show until then.
“It was an amazing experience,” said Trapp. “I think I represented the church well and the priesthood well, which was my main goal. Whether I won or lost, I think my parishioners will be proud of me. And I really thank them for their prayers and support. It means a lot to me.”
The one piece of information mentioned by Andrew Trapp was that he felt disappointed he had forgotten the rosary, which brought him good fortune in a previous episode, in his car at the airport. Whether he was indicating he may have fallen short of his goal will remain to be seen but in the meantime his charitable poker adventure has been well received by the public at large and his mother Beth Trapp, commented:
“It’s just been wonderful. We’re very proud of him. No matter how he did, he presented himself as a priest. That was very important to him, so he can feel good about that and about helping the church.”

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