Imagine Dragons-Backed Charity Hosting CSOP "Slay Cancer with Poker" in Las Vegas
Fans of poker, charity events and popular rock music are in luck as there's an upcoming event that checks all three boxes. The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), founded by the Grammy award-winning band Imagine Dragons, has once again partnered with the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) for “Slay Cancer with Poker," a $300 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament that will benefit the pediatric cancer community.
The "Slay Cancer with Poker" tournament, taking place on March 25 at The Sterling Club in Las Vegas, will play turbo-style with $100 rebuys and add-ons and will feature a $5,000 grand prize in addition to bounty and final table prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 cash raffle drawing.
The event will also be an opportunity to hang out with Las Vegas royalty as Ink Master winner and Revolt Tattoos founder Joey Hamilton, as well as former Las Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland will be featured bounty players.
Let's see if you have what it takes to knock out celebrity bounties @EngosHeroes and @joeyhamiltontat at Slay Cance… https://t.co/EtgjiMo9wJ— CharitySeriesOfPoker (@TheCSOP)
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TRF was founded by members of the Las Vegas-based pop rock band Imagine Dragons, known for hits like "Radioactive" and "Believer," in honor of Tyler Robinson, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer as a teenager.
According to the foundation's website, its mission is to "strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by offsetting out-of-pocket life expenses."
The "Slay Cancer with Poker" event is just the latest charity offering by CSOP, a non-profit founded to promote charity poker tournaments which earlier this year celebrated its first-ever award dinner to honor volunteers and sponsors.
Mary Bodine was named Volunteer of the Year, while the TRF beat out St. Jude Against All Odds, HIT Living Foundation and Families for Effective Autism Treatment for People's Choice for Event of the Year.
All net proceeds from the event will benefit TRF, which has supported over 7,500 families and raised more than $15 million in the past decade. For every dollar that TRF raises, more than 85% goes directly to families in need, according to a press release.
The event will begin will a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. local time and the tournament will kick off at 7 p.m.
To learn more about the upcoming "Slay Cancer with Poker" event, visit http://bit.ly/csoptrf.