Some holiday traditions are truly beautiful, none more so than glorious customs of giving. For the eight straight year, Bernard Lee and his children have put together and distributed personalized gift packages to families in their local area of Boston affected by homelessness.
Reading about the efforts of this great poker player and generous-spirited human being will warm your hearts, and perhaps inspire you to spread some holiday cheer of your own to those less fortunate.
Over 250 people, celebrities and notable poker names among them, gathered together to raise $300,000 for the LA Police Memorial Foundation. The night’s honoree was KISS rock ‘n’ roll legend Gene Simmons who was recognized for his stellar longtime support of the charitable organization.
Read our report of what went down at the event, the “who’s who” list of attendees, the surprising tournament winner and his shocking gesture after claiming top prize.
On October 19, Nashville, Tennessee will play host to the Music City Shootout, a charity poker tournament being held to benefit Mother to Mother, a nonprofit organization the provides needy infants and children with vital social services and health and wellness items.
Tax-deductible buy-in tickets of $300 entitle players to a seat at the tables and the chance to win the grand prize, a seat at the 2019 WSOP Main Event. Hundreds of players are expected to attend, including online poker sensation Chris Moorman and 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer.
For the first time ever, Israel has finally hosted its own large-scale charity poker tournament fundraiser. Spearheaded by local tennis legend Andy Ram, with the participation of the Israel Poker Academy, and attended by local celebs, business people, and other notables, the event succeeded in raising $180,000 for special needs children through the Variety Fund.
Here’s our recap, which includes some videos and pictures that really capture the special feel of the night’s festivities.
It’s one thing to try and fundraise for charity. It’s another to meet in person those people less fortunate for whom you’re attempting to raise money. I’ve made it a goal to run 1,000 km in 2018 in order to try and raise $10,000 in pledges for Save A Child’s Heart.
A couple weeks ago, I visited the charity’s headquarters and got to meet firsthand dozens of children brought to Israel from all corners of the globe for life-saving heart surgery and treatment. This is the story of my experiences that day.
Bernard Lee has just completed his seventh annual charity drive for children and families in his local area near Boston. That he puts not just his checkbook to work, but also his whole heart and soul into ensuring that dozens of less privileged children have a truly happy holiday season is truly praiseworthy.
In undertaking this noble work each year with his children, Bernard sets an extraordinary example of good fatherhood. Good, generous deeds like these live on in people’s hearts and minds for far longer than any success one can possibly have at the poker tables.