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Celebs unite for charity Poker

16/2/2011
Celebrities from all industries are coming together to play in a star-studded charity poker tournament. Famous faces from the football, music, Hollywood and of course poker industries are playing together at the Las Vegas Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel on 18 and 19 February this year.

The charity poker game, entitled ‘Raise Your Hand for Africa’ will be held in an effort to raise money for organisations which help Africa’s underprivileged children. It is the first of what is hoped to be an annual poker tournament of its kind.

The event will feature classic Hold’em games, with all the funds naturally going towards the cause. The money aims to help to finance the work of the Pros for Africa organisation, which will help African women and children with the basic everyday requirements of living.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation is another of the organisations which will benefit from the funds raised, as it will be able to provide and distribute hearing aids, batteries and custom fittings for the residents of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

A one-off hour-long episode produced by Heartland Poker Tour will be broadcast in April to highlight the situation.

Maria Pierides
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