SOURCE: National Kidney Foundation

National Kidney Foundation

February 26, 2009 18:41 ET

Jennifer Harman Fundraiser at Grand Sierra Sponsored by Curtis & Co Watches and Dream Team Poker Expands Two-Day Event Roster

RENO, NV--(Marketwire - February 26, 2009) - The Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament at the Grand Sierra Resort sponsored by Curtis & Co Watches and Dream Team Poker will kick off two days of fundraising activities benefiting the National Kidney Foundation on Tuesday, March 10th, with a Masters Forum Poker Academy at 3 PM, and the Pearl Nightclub "Throw Down" party sponsored by Silver State Liquor and Wine, Inc. at 8 PM. Events will continue on Wednesday, March 11th, starting at 11 AM with the LIPS Vendor Faire and Celebrity Red Carpet Walk. TDA founder Matt Savage will emcee The Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament starting at noon.

More than a dozen ten-player teams represented by neighboring and Northern California casinos have agreed to participate. Also confirmed are professional poker players Marco Traniello, Andy Bloch, Howard Lederer, Jamie Gold, Tiffany Michelle, Lacey Jones, Maria Ho, Linda Johnson, Todd Brunson, Roy Winston, Lee Watkinson, Jan Fisher, and Marsha Waggoner. Also confirmed are ESPN commentator Lon McEachern, baseball legends Vida Blue and Tido Fuentes, World Champion snowboarder and X-Games judge Jeff Brushie, NBA's veteran Chicago Bulls player and assistant coach Michael Brown, and NBA's veteran Sacramento Kings player Doug Lee.

"I can't thank everyone enough for their generous sponsorship, participation, and support," said Harman. "The two-day fundraiser promises to be a great event."

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Celebrity transportation provided by Dream Team Poker. Celebrity accommodations provided by Grand Sierra Resort. Additional sponsors and supporters include LIPS,, Savage Tournaments, Whole Foods, Life's A Bluff, 2-Step Images, Legacy Alliance, CardPlayer Cruises,, Cake Designs Las Vegas, Mondavi Winery, FullTilt Poker, WSOP Academy, Vino 100, Ollie Pop, Burton Snowboards,, PMS Poker Wear, Stimudent, and Hard Core Elegance. The two-day fundraiser hosted by the Grand Sierra Resort is a GreasieWheels production.

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