Dan Colman and Olivier Busquet Auction Poker Lessons For Charity
2014 World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop champion Daniel Colman and 2014 European Poker Tour Barcelona Super High Roller champion Olivier Busquet are auctioning off their coaching services to raise money for the One Drop Foundation, a charitable organization created in 2011 to raise money to help fight poverty and provide safe and clean water to people around the world.
Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the owner of the WSOP, is also adding to the package a buy-in for the $1,111 Little One for One Drop, a three-night stay in a Caesars Palace suite, and dinner for two at Nobu.
The first part of the auction is being hosted on Charitybuzz, a site dedicated to raising money for a variety of charities by auctioning off unique experiences and luxuries. The second part of the auction will then take place live in New York City. Auctions on Charitybuzz have benefited many dozens of charities including Breastcancer.org, Children's Health Fund, and WhyHunger.
The online portion of the bidding will end on March 19 at 11 a.m. ET, with live bidding scheduled to take place on March 20. Charitybuzz encourages interested parties to not only place a current bid, but also to state what the maximum bid is, so a representative can still bid on the bidder's behalf during the live auction.
At the time of writing, the current bid was sitting at $3,000, with the next bid needing to be at least $3,250. The site suggests a value of this package at $10,000, which means they could be placing a premium on what the coaching value is for two of the biggest names in the game.
Colman expressed his excitement on Twitter about raising money for what many believe to be a worthy cause.
Support @onedrop! Bid at #1night1drop auction including a poker lesson from me & @olivierbusquet. Towards a gr8 cause http://t.co/jAWZVaf8Fv— Daniel Colman (@DanielColman_)
You can check out on Charitybuzz all the details of this coaching and poker package, and ask any questions on their site you may have if interested in bidding.