This April the fourth annual Jennifer Harmon Charity Poker Tournament is set to begin. The tournament will see many celebrities and poker pros participating to help raise money for the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals No-Kill Animal Shelter.
The tournament will take place on April 13th at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament will have a buy-in of $300 plus $30 and $100 re-buys will also be available but only during the first three levels of play. A onetime $100 add-on will also be available for purchase. The event will begin at 4:00pm with a red carpet affair which will be followed by the tournament at 5pm. The event will be hosted and emceed by Matt Savage.
All proceeds will benefit the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals No-Kill Animal Shelter. The NSPCA helps animals in the state of Nevada and their mission statement reads: The Nevada SPCA, a nonprofit organization, operates a no-kill animal sanctuary, promotes humane education, makes referrals for lower-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services and challenges people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care.
Several celebrities and poker pros have confirmed their attendance and participation in the event. Those included are: Cheryl Hines, Todd Brunson, Doyle Brunson, Pam Brunson, Holly Madison, Perry Friedman, Andy Bloch, Tom McEvoy, Lee Watkinson, Allen Cunningham, Melissa Hayden, Dennis Haskins, Mark Kroon, Jeff Madsen, Gavin Smith, Bryan Devonshire, Louis Anderson, Todd Wilbur, Flaminio Malaguti, David Oppenheim, Dan Fleyshman, Jennifer Tilly, Phil Laak and many more.
Several businesses and companies have donated prizes for the event and they are quite nice. The top three finishers get the best prizes as they will be the best performers of the event. Third place will earn a 2011 World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational Entry, a Legacy Alliance Custom Designed Crystal Trophy and a Life’s A Bluff autographed limited edition lithograph.
Second place will earn a World Series of Poker Academy Certificate, a Legacy Alliance Custom designed crystal trophy, a Curtis & Co. Sports watch and a Life’s a Bluff Autographed limited edition lithograph. The winner of the event will get a $10,000 World Series of Poker 2010 Main Event seat as well as a Legacy Alliance Custom designed crystal trophy, a Curtis & Co. Sports Watch as well as a Life’s A Bluff Autographed limited edition lithograph.
Jennifer Harmon works very hard to raise money for charity and the NSPCA is one of her favorite charities. When the tournament first started, the NSPCA earned $130,000 in proceeds which were used to add a new wing to the property and it was named after Jennifer Harman. All told the charity tournament has raised over $500,000 for the NSPCA in just three tournaments. Hopefully the fourth edition of the charity tournament will raise a good amount as well and the total tournament proceeds for the NSPCA will get closer to the $1 million mark.