Ladies Poker Party: WPT Seat and Cancer Beat
Ladies, you're getting down to the wire to make it over to The Bicycle Casino, located in Bell Gardens, California, for the Ladies Poker Party. The WPT and The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation are joining forces once again to host this two-day ladies only event starting August 19th. All the women in the expected 500+ player field can derive satisfaction in knowing that 10% of their buy-in, along with a sizable donation from the WPT, will benefit breast cancer research, but cancer research will not be the only beneficiary. There will be the customary payouts of course but the winner will also get a seat at the August 31st final table of WPT's Ladies Night IV, where she will face off against defending champion Jennifer Tilly along with Vanessa Rousso, Erica Schoenberg, Anahit Galajian and JJ Liu. The televised broadcast will air during Breast Cancer Awareness Month on October 28th.
Registration for the $125+25 tournament begins at noon. At 2:30 pm you'll be treated to a cocktail party and appetizer buffet; this is obviously my kind of tournament. And they'll shuffle up and deal at 4:15pm.
A number of sponsors and celebs will be on hand for interviews. Robin Moder, World Poker Tour co-founder and the force behind WPT Ladies' Night, will be on hand as will Kelly O'Hara, marketing director at the Bicycle Casino. Celebrity poker player Sarah Rue, WPT Ladies Night III defending champion Jennifer Tilly, Camryn Manheim, and Victoria Pratt will also grace the pink carpet. And Poker-Babes.com's Shirley Rosario, a poker pro who is currently battling breast cancer, will be available to share her personal story.
People are also encouraged to "Go All In For the Cure" by making donations or bidding on items in a special online charity auction by visiting worldpokertour.com through September 5th.