SOURCE: GreasieWheels, LLC

October 21, 2008 13:34 ET

Habitat for Humanity Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament and Fundraiser to Benefit El Dorado County Building Project

Celebrity Poker Players Donate Time and Resources to Event, Related eBay Online Auction

EL DORADO HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - The inaugural Habitat for Humanity Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament and fundraiser will take place at the El Dorado Hills Community Center in El Dorado Hills located on Harvard Way, on Saturday, 1 November, at 6 p.m. The charity event is open to the public and will include a raffle, music, entertainment, a silent auction, gourmet food prepared by local restaurants, no-host cocktails, and black jack. Raffle prizes include 18 additional poker tables.

The cost to participate in the celebrity poker tournament is $75 (price includes admission). General admission is $25. Guests and tournament participants may register at the venue on the day of the event, or pre-register by visiting www.edchabitat.com. To make a private donation or inquire about sponsorship opportunities contact JoDee Ross at (916) 425-8456.

A related online auction will begin on Saturday, 25 October, on eBay, and will conclude on the day of the event. Items for bid will include two-hour training sessions donated by 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event champion Jerry Yang, World Poker Tour (WPT) & WSOP bracelet winner J.C. Tran, WSOP bracelet winner and WPT's first lady of poker Linda Johnson, WPT champion JJ Liu, and WPT Ladies Poker Party champion Kelli Griggs. Additional prizes and online auction items will be provided by The World Poker Tour, Curtis & Co. Watches, CardPlayer Magazine, Life's A Bluff, FullTilt Poker, and the Jennifer Harman CPT. SpadeClub.com has generously donated valuable event prizes and giveaways.

About El Dorado County Building Project

Habitat for Humanity hopes to raise at least $40,000 through this effort in order to defer El Dorado County Building Project costs. The first-ever multiple dwelling area will be located on approximately six acres near El Dorado and allow low-income future homeowners who invest 300-500 hours of "sweat equity" towards their own or another's home to qualify for no-interest loans. For more information on Habitat for Humanity visit www.edchabitat.com.

About SpadeClub

SpadeClub provides a new online poker experience that combines competitive poker play with the ability to win cash prizes and develop poker skills in a social networking environment for poker enthusiasts of every level. SpadeClub is powered by Card Player Media, the leading poker media resource, with more than 20 years of service in the poker industry, and the publisher of Card Player and Card Player Poker+Sport. All products of Card Player Media, including SpadeClub, are U.S. owned and operated. For more information on SpadeClub visit www.spadeclub.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    JoDee Ross
    Habitat for Humanity
    (916) 425-8456
    Email Contact

    Lisa Wheeler
    President - GreasieWheels, LLC
    (702) 327-7250
    Email Contact