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.
Everyone has those poker nights they’ll never forget. A room full of low-stakes Israeli poker players was recently treated to such an unforgettable experience, as legendary poker player Eli Elezra joined them at a local charity poker home game event.
This is the story of how Eli, despite the immense wealth and fame he’s accumulated, hasn’t forgotten his roots and has earned the title of Israel’s national poker hero.
We’re proud to highlight the upcoming efforts of longtime poker writer Lane Anderson, Editor of PokerNews Canada, who has decided to live stream a 24-hour online poker session on Twitch in order to fundraise for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Lane will be joining tens of thousands of similarly-minded altruistic gamers as part of the annual Extra Life charity drive. Be sure to check out his stream, which starts this Saturday night at 8pm Mountain Time, and support the cause.
Think that fundraising through poker has to be limited to charity poker tournaments? Think again! Have you ever heard of a “pokerthon”? The grassroots organization called Poker Players Unite has created a great concept that puts charitable poker fundraising in the hands of the individual players.
Learn more about a great way to use poker to raise money for worthy causes, as well as the great work done by the PPU.
Charity poker events are a dime a dozen these days, but they have the power to take on a special meaning when the charity’s founder comes to speak to the players in person.
In this post I recap my “charity poker event organizing history”, as well as the specifics of the latest one I put together. While the sums raises aren’t huge, the spirit of the events was incredibly positive and all the poker players came away feeling great about having been able to raise money for charity.