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Be Charitable on the Second Sunday of Every Month at UB Poker

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The players at UB Poker may play tough to win, but they showed they really have a soft heart when it comes to those in need. That’s why so many UB players show up when one of the world's most popular online poker rooms hosts the Second Sundays Charity Tournaments. And while these charitable events have a modest buy-in of only $10, that can help go a long way in raising cash for very important causes.

On the second Sunday of every month, the UB Second Sundays Charity Tournament kicks off at 14:45 ET and all players who participate are automatically placed in the running for prizes. Generous and socially conscious players who enter these tournaments not only play to help raise much-needed funds, but also to gain awareness for these important causes.

And not to be outdone by their generous players, UB will contribute to the causes by matching the tournaments buy-ins collected each month and donate the total to the various charitable organizations!

One charity event was to benefit the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD) whose mission is to lead the battle in the treatment and cure of Tay-Sachs, Canavan and other related genetic diseases, and to lend support to affected individuals and families. The prize pool included $2,150 in tournament entries, a UB Gear Bag for the first place winner and a knockout bonus of one entry into the Ultimate Bet $7K Guaranteed, which went to the player who took out Team UB’s Joe Sebok, an active supporter of NTSAD.

Other past Second Sunday Charity Tournaments have benefited several very worthy charities, including and event for contribution to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, committed to providing financial support for the dependents of United States military personnel lost in performance of their duty. And another event benefited the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program, dedicated to improving the lives of patients and their families through the provision of home help, childcare, transportation, and access to both support groups and patient care services offered within Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The program, a part of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai also under writes colon cancer education for healthcare providers.

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) gained awareness and support through another Second Sunday Charity Tournament at UB. The dual-mission foundation provides compassionate medical care and social services to people infected with the Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), as well as helps in the prevention of the spread of HIV through education and testing.

The next time you want to join in an online poker tournament, why not show your big heart and contribute to a worthy cause while having all that fun? To become a part of this ongoing charitable endeavor at UB, just look for the “Second Sundays Charity” tournaments located in the tournament lobby under the “Events” tab. And if time is a factor and you don't have time to play, you can also donate directly via the UB player-to-player transfer to the account “Charities” by entering the word “Charity” in the required field for first name on the transfer screen.

Prove that you care by getting in on the next Second Sunday Charity tournament, or by making a donation at UB today!

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