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Charity Report: Harman Returns for 4th Annual SPCA Benefit on April 13

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Each year, the charity tournament grows more and more successful, and the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) animal sanctuary has collected many hundreds of thousands of dollars for its facilities. Thus, the fourth annual Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament has been announced for April 13, as Harman aims to raise even more money for the no-kill animal shelter that is close to her heart.

The Venetian Poker Room on the Las Vegas Strip will again host the charity tournament, which will kick off on Tuesday, April 13 with a celebrity red carpet and media opportunity at 4pm. The $300 + $30 no-limit hold’em poker tournament, emceed by tournament director Matt Savage, will then start at 5pm, and $100 rebuys will be available on an unlimited basis for the first three levels (or one hour). Players will also have the opportunity to take a $100 add-on for twice their starting chips. Players who run deep in the tournament will be privy to prizes that have been donated by numerous organizations and are valued at $30,000, and the ultimate winner will take home a Curtis & Co. watch along with a $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event seat to be used at the 2010 WSOP this summer in Las Vegas.

Along with the festivities, a silent auction will provide the chance for players to bid on numerous prizes that will include poker and sports memorabilia. And all will wrap up at approximately 8pm with an awards presentation to honor the host as well as auction winners and top tournament finishers.

The public is welcome to participate in the tournament and play side-by-side with numerous poker pros and celebrities. Many of Harman’s poker friends will be in attendance, as Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Eli Elezra, Hoyt Corkins, Andy Bloch, Chau Giang, Jeff Madsen, David Singer, Lee Watkinson, and Erica Schoenberg have already been confirmed for the tournament. In addition, numerous celebrities will participate, including Cheryl Hines, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dennis Haskins, and Lon McEachern. Also returning will be past Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament champions.

All of the proceeds from the tournament and auction will be donated to the Nevada SPCA, which has long been the go-to organization in the state to protect and shelter neglected, lost, and injured animals. The no-kill animal sanctuary’s purpose is to rescue and rehabilitate community animals and work with local members of the community to adopt them into loving and committed homes. As the website suggests, “Every life is precious.” And that is the motto by which the non-profit operates. More information can be found at

Anyone wishing to participate in the tournament can visit the aforementioned website or contact the Venetian for registration information.

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