SOURCE: Poker Resource Network

August 28, 2006 18:00 ET

Trent Tucker Celebrity Golf & Poker Tournament and Celebrity Parties

Hosted by Trent Tucker & Friends Including Michael Jordan and Poker's Elite

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 28, 2006 -- Trent Tucker Non-Profit Organization is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Trent Tucker Celebrity Golf & Poker Tournament, in partnership with the World Poker Stores, to support the Trent Tucker Youth Program. On Friday and Saturday, September 8th & 9th, some of the world's greatest sports and poker legends will join Trent Tucker for a weekend of golf, poker and celebrity parties in Minnesota.

"We are excited to expand our event to include poker to the weekend of events," shares Trent Tucker, host of this prestigious annual charity event. "Our event will welcome an unprecedented cast of sports and poker celebrities to the area to benefit kids who are less fortunate." From the household names like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing, and other NBA greats to Poker's elite including Phil Hellmuth, Greg Raymer, Hoyt Corkins, Marcel Luske, Patrik Antonius, Liz Lieu, John Phan and Robert Williamson (and more) -- the list is an impressive 40+ celebs long which will put a celebrity at every table in the tournament. "Professional Players love to play with their professional athlete counterparts and visa versa," states World Poker Store CEO Chuck Chastain, "so events like these allow them to have a great time with each other and their fans while generating funds for a worthy cause."

Trent Tucker's Celebrity Golf & Poker Tournament is a two-day event, open to the public with the Celebrity Poker Tournament on Friday, September 8th at Canterbury Card Club, Shakopee, MN. The celebrities will walk a "green" carpet at 5:30 p.m. The buy-in is $2,500, which can be registered online at Seating is limited.

The Golf Event, presented by Polaroid-Petters Group Worldwide, is on Saturday, September 9th at Rush Creek Golf Club. The Golf entry fee is $5,000, which places you in a celebrity foursome. Tickets to watch are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Purchase your tickets at Celebrity Parties will be held both nights at Karma, Downtown Minneapolis and are open to the public.

For more information contact Kathy Hara at 952.844.6547

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Kathy Hara
    Trent Tucker Non-Profit Organization
    Email Contact

    For Press Credentials:
    Wendy Meadley
    World Poker Stores
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