amfAR Charity event to be hosted by Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure
High stakes poker players are used to raking in huge amounts of cash to supplement their own bank balances, yet next month they will have the chance to harness their skills for a worthy cause PokerStars are hosting a benefit for the AIDS research group amFAR. The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Festival of Poker features dozens of poker tournaments running from January 4th until the 14th – hosted at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas
Amongst these will be the PokerStars $5,250 no-limit hold’em charity event dedicating to helping amfAR in their work in ending the global AIDS epidemic. The charity tournament will donate half its prize pool to the cause, with PokerStars matching the figure. The tournament includes some high profile players including reigning world champion Joe Cada as well as sports stars Boris Becker and Mats Sundin – with more to be announced soon. All participants will be encouraged to donate their winnings in the charity event to amfAR.
amfAR was founded in 1985 with a manifesto dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research and real breakthroughs have been achieved through amfAR’s roles in research projects. It has helped over 2,000 research teams worldwide and has invested almost $290 million in grants to date.
‘Stars is currently hosting satillites for the charity tournament until 13th December, with the buy-in running at $5.50 and six prize packages up for grabs. Included is the buy-in for the amfAR event as well as airfare and accommodation at the Atlantis Resorts.