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Maria Shriver, the wife of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is putting together a special women’s charity poker tournament that will take place on October 1. The charity poker tournament “Power of Poker” will start at 6 pm at the Jamul Casino in San Diego. All of the funds from this event will go to the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) – a charity that Shriver founded.
Shriver is passionate about funding the research for Alzheimer’s and different projects related to this incurable disease as her dad Sargent Shriver contracted the disease in 2003 and battled with it till he passed away in 2011. Shriver and her charity are looking to raise more funds through this charity poker drive, even though Shriver is not a poker player.
She is getting a lot of help from the poker community as some of the biggest names in the industry are pitching in to raise awareness of the charity poker tournament and WAM. Maria Ho, Phil Hellmuth, Greg Raymer and Poker League of Nations founder Lena Evans are just some of the names that pitched in so far.
Special Prizes On Offer
The buy-in for this poker tournament is set at $250 when you buy-in online. If you want to buy-in at the door, you will need to pay $280. Players who cannot make it to the tournament but still want to donate to WAM, can do so online by paying a $100 buy-in which will automatically enrol you to a 50/50 raffle.
The winner of the charity poker tournament will get a ticket to enter the $10,000 WSOP Main Event which starts on Nov 4 at the Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada. Those who are not interested in the $10,000 WSOP Main Event seat and can collect a $10,000 cash prize.
All those who make it to the final table will receive special poker gear merchandise. There are a number of other exciting prizes on offer which include a 7 vacation in a Costa Rica home and also private poker lessons from top players like Maria Ho, Grey Raymer, Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari.