Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hosts Charity Poker Tournament
Benefiting the Ann Storck Center on August 22-24, $60,000 Donated to Local Non-Profits from Previous Tournaments
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (August 4, 2008) –The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host the third in a series of $3,000 buy-in charity poker tournaments to benefit local non-profit organizations on August 22-24 in the Poker Room at Seminole Paradise, will offer players a choice between two first days of play, either Friday, August 22 or Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. with the second day of play on Sunday, August 24 at 10 a.m.
Jim McGuire, executive director of the Ann Storck Center, which serves children and adults in South Florida afflicted with severe and multiple developmental disabilities, said he looks forward to the upcoming poker tournament and the potential funds that can be raised during the event.
“The Ann Storck Center is honored to be the beneficiary of the August Poker Tournament at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The proceeds of this event will make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. We truly appreciate the very kind consideration of the Hard Rock,” said McGuire.
According to Peter Arsenis, director of poker operations for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the tournaments have been popular among players. “Poker players like the tournament structure and amount of chips they receive for their money. We’re the only facility in Florida able to offer the buy-in activity and the players are responding.”
To date, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has donated $60,000 to charity. The Miami Beach Health Foundation has received $40,000 from the inaugural May tournament that saw Doron Malinasky of Hollywood win first-place prize of $98,280; while the Hollywood Police Athletic League (PAL) tournament in July netted $20,000 to help charitable activities and awarded $56,300 to Richard Kirsch of Pompano.
Registration begins August 15 in the Poker Room at Seminole Paradise. Cash sales only. With the purchase of a buy-in, each player will receive the amount of 20,000 starting units in non-negotiable tournament chips. For more information, call 954-327-ROCK.
*Total prize pool based on number of tournament participants. Must be 21 years or older to participate in tournament. Management reserves the right to change or cancel promotion at any time. You must be 18 years or older to play live poker. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1-888-ADMIT-IT.
For more information, call 954.327.ROCK, 1.800.937.0010 or visit us online at SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com.
About the Ann Storck Center
The Ann Storck Center is a nationally accredited, highly acclaimed 501 (c) (3) non-profit human service organization serving the needs of children and adults in South Florida who present severe and multiple developmental disabilities including Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, and Mental Retardation. The Center strives to discover and build upon the uniqueness and strengths of each person it serves in order to provide life-enriching experiences. The Center is located at 1790 S.W. 43rd Way Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317 and may be reached by calling 954-584-8000.