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Charity Poker Taking Over Nashville at the Music City Shootout on October 19

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.

First Ever Large-Scale Charity Poker Event in Israel Raises $180,000 for Special Needs Children

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.

SACH: A Charity That’s Flush With Heart

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.

For the Kids: Bernard Lee Gives Us All a Lesson in Charity

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.

When the National Poker Hero Visits Your Home Game

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.

Lane Anderson’s 24-hour Extra Life Online Poker Charity Stream

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.