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.
2006 WSOP Main Event Champion Jamie Gold was kind enough to speak with us about his involvement with charity poker work. The self-titled “poker philanthropist” dedicates much effort and energy to using the power of poker to raise money for charity, and that’s incredibly commendable. Here, then, is a closer look at the work that Jamie does to help harness poker’s fundraising power to support worthy charitable causes.
The stars of poker were out in full force as Daniel Negreanu chaired a one-of-a-kind poker fundraiser for the benefit of the Las Vegas branch of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised and amazing prizes were won by big poker names like Phil Hellmuth and Jason Somerville. Read more about what went down at this special event as well as how you, too, can make charitable poker donations.
Cardplayer Lifestyle issues the call for you to join in the noble efforts of Daniel Negreanu and make a charity poker donation to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. He is matching all contributions up to $50,000 with the goal of raising $100,000 by the end of the week towards research for new treatments for children’s cancers and other illnesses.