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Straits Chapel Presents




Upcoming Lineup

Molly Bloom
Molly Bloom

May 26 | Straits Chapel | 7–8:30pm | $100 
Molly Bloom is an inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. She is best known for her memoir, Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom’s memoir chronicles her journey from college student to LA waitress to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world. Her games featured hundreds of millions of dollars and players like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, A-Rod, and Ben Affleck.


Bloom began her career as a world-class skier. While training as a pre-teen she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and had to undergo surgery that the doctors said would end her athletic career. A year later, fully recovered, she was back on the slopes. She later joined the U.S. Ski Team and at 21-years-old was ranked No. 3 in North America in moguls, but her Olympic dreams would go unrealized as she left the team to pursue other projects. This led her to what she thought would be a year sabbatical in LA.


Bloom has appeared on numerous shows and in media outlets such as Ellen, Vice, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vulture, and has been asked to speak at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, for companies like Blackrock Financial, SiriusXM Radio, and delivered the 2018 commencement speech at Colorado State University.


Currently, Molly is focusing her energy on uplifting and mentoring other women after having been the mentee of amazing, dynamic women herself. In 2020, she launched the One World Group to support women facing various challenges, especially those exacerbated by the global pandemic. In 2022, she launched TORCHED, a new podcast about Olympic controversies.


Overnight Package

  • One night at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake (May 26)

  • One ticket per adult to Straits Chapel Presents: Molly Bloom

  • Transportation to and from the event
  • A copy of Molly's Game with the opportunity to have it signed at the event


The American Club
Rates starting at $295 per person (based on double occupancy)


Inn on Woodlake
Rates starting at $237 per person (based on double occupancy)


To reserve your overnight package, please call .



Watch for additional special guests to be added to the series soon!