Poker players often joke that their poker game is a charity since they donate often and generously at the poker table. However, one of the best ways to help a worthy cause while honing your skills and experiencing the thrill of the game is at charity or fund raising poker tournaments. I love them. They are fun and give many people their first opportunity to play in a structured event while allowing people to join together to lend a helping hand.
One of the best things about fund-raising poker tournaments is that they are often diamonds in your own back yard. Send me your poker fundraiser, and I will post it on my websites.
Join me at both of the following events, but come early. I have donated a mini-workshop just prior to each events to get all the participants on the same page. For those who come really early, I'll share some professional, poker strategies.
If you would like to add special training to your poker event, send me a message in the Ask Donna box in the right column. Unless I am traveling without access to the Internet, I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Casino Royale Las Vegas Night – Professional dealers and Las Vegas style tables bring the excitement to CitrusCounty, just North of Tampa at one of the swankiest places in the county, Black Diamond County Club. VIP ticket donations are $145 for the gourmet dinner, poker tournament and casino play. Dinner starts promptly at 6pm. If you prefer to just come for the casino gaming, donations are $65.
For more information, call Cathy Pearson 352.527.5907 at the Citrus County Senior Foundation or download a pdf about the October 10, 2009, poker tournament => Right Click Here and save to your computer.
So what the heck is a Cooter? So the story goes and according to legend, a Cooter is a courageous turtle. For my money, a courageous turtle is exactly what you must be to go deep in any huge event like the World Series of Poker© Main Event Championship. You don't have to go to Las Vegas to practice your poker face; go to local fundraisers, like this one sponsored by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. The No-Limit Texas Hold'em tournament buy-in is $70 and starts promptly at 7pm at the Citrus County Auditorium, but come early for my special playing secrets.
For more information call Suzanne Clemente 352.726.2801. To download a pdf about the Cooter Tournament, Right Click Here and save to your computer.
October 17, 2009: Cooter Poker Tournament, Inverness, Florida
October 10, 2009: Black Diamond Ranch, Lecanto, Florida