PPA Organised 'Ante Up for Africa' To Be Held In Washington On April 14th

PPA Organised 'Ante Up for Africa' Charity Poker Tournament To Be Held In Washington On April 14thThe Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C will play host to the charity poker tournament ‘Ante Up for Africa’ on April 14th, which aims to raise money and awareness for Africans in need.
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) organised event will bring together a host of celebrities and poker players, each buying into the tournament for $500 which will then go towards charitable African causes, such as the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan.
Commenting on the support the PPA have afforded to such worthy causes in the past, Ken Bacon, President of Refugees International said:
“We are grateful to Ante Up For Africa for shining a spotlight on the ongoing crisis in Darfur and generating such significant support for the people who have been forced from their homes by this conflict. An event like this makes it possible for Refugees International to continue to demand action from the world’s leaders to provide basic assistance and protection to refugees in Sudan and around the world.”
In attendance at the ‘Ante Up for Africa’ event will be the co-founders of the Poker Players Alliance; Don Cheadle, Annie Duke and Norman Epstein, as well as other luminaries including online gambling advocates and Capitol Hill politicians, Robert Menendez, Donald Payne and Jim McDermott.
Also in attendance will be a host of Full Tilt Poker pros including Andy Bloch, Howard ‘The Professor’ Lederer, Greg Raymer and poker author Jim McManus.
The tournament is slated to get underway at 6:30pm local time on April 14th, with the eventual winner being awarded a $10,000 seat at this summer’s WSOP Main Event. Other prizes on offer include a two-day WSOP Academy poker training course.
“We have been privileged to work with Annie Duke and her friends and to witness the incredible generosity of the professional poker community,” continued Refugees International President Ken Bacon. “We can’t thank Annie enough for her commitment to refugees around the world and for her work for peace and justice.”

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