22 Sep

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

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We are excited to announce our First Annual Special Kids Network Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament! Sponsored by Susquehanna International Group, LLP. $200-Poker Buy-in, $75- Non-poker registration (*both registrations include food/drinks)

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, 6:00 PM at Fields BMW in Northfield, Illinois, Special Kids Network will host a No Limit Hold’em Poker tournament in which over 300 players are expected to participate. The event will be run by Matt Savage, World Poker Tour’s Executive Tournament Director. On the guest list are several professional poker players, including David Williams (2004 WSOP Main Event Runner Up), Ari Engel (Bodog Ari), Faraz Jaka (2010 World Poker Tour Player of the Year), Mike Matasow(nickname of “The Mouth” reflects his reputation for trash-talking at the poker table), Bernard Lee (co-host of ESPN’s Inside Deal), Jeremy Roenick (Legendary Chicago Blackhawk) and other local sports & media celebrities.

The main beneficiary for this year’s event is Keshet, an organization that offers educational, vocational and recreational programs for children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Special Recipients for this event will be The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired infant and toddler family program and Rainbows, an organization helping youth successfully navigate the very difficult grieving process.

The success of this event will allow us to continue to contribute to the charitable organizations that have come to rely on the Special Kids Network to fund programs and research that help children and young adults in a many ways.

TOP PRIZES:
• WORLD SERIES OF POKER MAIN EVENT SEAT VALUED AT $10,000
• WORLD POKER TOUR REGIONAL MAIN EVENT SEAT VALUED AT $1,500

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE:
• 4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS AT THE PINEHURST COUNTRY CLUB INCLUDING, GOLF FOR 4 AT THE 2014 US OPEN COURSE PINEHURST #2

• BEHIND-THE-BENCH SEATS TO A DUKE UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL GAME AT CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM

• 6 NIGHTS AT THE PHOENIX RESORT ON AMBERGRIS CAVE, IN SAN PEDRO, BELIZE

SPECIAL KIDS NETWORK GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE OF THE ACTUAL COST OF THE EVENT IS $150/POKER PLAYER AND $50/PARTIER.
 
NO CASH PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT THIS EVENT

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