Jerry Yang to Appear at Make-A-Wish Foundation Poker Tourney Fund
Jerry Yang, 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion, will take to the tournament poker tables of Diamond Jim’s Casino during its Inaugural No-Limt Hold’Em Poker Tournament at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2010, to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central California.
Proceeds from the Texas Hold’Em tournament will go to make wishes come true to Kern County Make-A-Wish children.
Tournament players will have a chance to go head-to-head with Yang, who turned $225 into more than $8.2 million when he captured the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event championship. Yang donated 10% of his Main Event winnings to three charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission is to grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Four Kern County children are awaiting their wishes to come true through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central California. Kyle, 6, suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy and wishes for him and his family to take a trip to Hawaii; Hina, 18, has Sickle Cell Anemia and wishes to travel to Washington D.C. to meet President Barack Obama; Kaleb, 4, suffers from liver failure and wishes to take a Disney Cruise; and Jenn, 7, suffers from Medulla Blastoma and wishes to visit Disney World.
Diamond Jim’s Casino has guaranteed a $2,500 first-prize, with the remaining nine seats paying cash prizes. Tournament buy-in is $50.00 + $15, with $10 re-buys for the first 1 hour and 40 minutes. Each tournament round will be 20 minutes. At the break, tournament players can buy one, double add-on for 10,000 chips and get one add-on free for another 10,000 chips. Players also may buy at the break a $10 bonus button, in which its value increases in cost of the big blind with each passing round of play.
Nine-players will be seated at each table with Yang rotating play at all tables throughout the tournament. Only 150 seats are available. Alternates will be allowed. Registration opens at 11 a.m. To preregister call Diamond Jim’s Casino for details, (661) 256-1400.
Diamond Jim’s Casino is at 118 20th Street West in Rosamond, just east of the 14 Freeway at the Avenue A off-ramp.
(Diamond Jim’s Casino reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time. Gambling problem?? Call 1-800-GAMBLER)
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