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Charity Report: Violette to Host May 17 Full Tilt Poker Fundraiser

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Cyndy Violette has never been one to shy away from helping to raise money for a good cause. Combine that with a poker challenge, and she didn’t hesitate to step up and host the event. The fundraiser will be held on Full Tilt Poker on Sunday, May 17 to benefit Poker Gives, an organization that distributes funds to several charities that focus on military veterans and Special Olympics competitors.

The tournament will be a $5 + $5 online poker event on Full Tilt, scheduled to start at 3:00pm Eastern Time on Sunday, May 17. The first $5 will go to the prize pool to be distributed among the top finishers, as in a typical tournament, and the other $5 will go to Poker Gives, which will equally distribute the money raised between the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Special Olympics.

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of military personnel who lost their lives in service to the United States as well as wounded soldiers and veterans who require special assistance. Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded in 1946 and assists armed forces veterans, specifically those with spinal cord injuries or dysfunctions, who require health care and benefits not provided by government programs or organizations. And the Special Olympics offers sports training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities.

Playing poker with some of the biggest names in the game is a benefit to the Full Tilt tournament, as many of the Full Tilt pros are scheduled to participate. But moreover, the event is to raise money for three worthy causes.

To find the tournament, visit Full Tilt Poker’s tournament lobby and look for tournament number 91058998 in the “private” section. Enter the password “charity” to register.

For those who don’t yet have an account, download Full Tilt Poker now. By using the special bonus code “POKERWORKS,” players can also qualify for an extra 100% bonus on any deposit up to $600 through site play.

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