The Peppermill Resort Casino, Reno and The Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are excited to announce Jennifer Harman's fifth annual charity poker tournament sponsored by Konami and IGT. The charity poker tournament benefiting the no-kill sanctuary will feature the exciting Poker Throw Down format. This action-packed individual and ten-player team competition will vie more than 100 poker pros, Hollywood celebrities, athletes, and industry VIPs against each other as they captain dozens of ten-player teams representing casinos, card rooms, leagues, sports clubs, and brands across the country.
This highly anticipated event takes place during the Nevada State Poker Championship included in Heartland Poker Tour's (HPT) Season VII tour. The national television programming will air this fall available in over 100 million homes across America on a syndicated network including DIRECTV and Dish Network stations. The event is sponsored by Konami, IGT, FullTilt, and Curtis & Co Watches, ensuring all proceeds go to the charity.
The Poker Throw Down will award the top 10% of the playing field with valuable prizes. The top ten individual players will go on to participate in the HPT televised Nevada State Championship main event. The top three ten-player teams will receive team trophies, gift packs, and individual medals. All participants will compete for hundreds of bounties on poker pros and celebrities, "pot sweeteners," "Last Woman Standing," "Cracked Aces," "Most Re-Buys," and "On the Bubble" prizes.
This exciting weekend of events kicks off on Friday, May 20th at 10PM, when dozens of athletes, Hollywood celebrities, VIPs, poker media, and famous professional poker players will take part in live action inside Peppermill's brand new luxurious three million 19-table poker room. All poker players are welcome.
On Saturday, May 21st, starting at 10AM, Nevada SPCA companion animals will escort celebrity captains and their teams along the red carpet hosted by poker media darlings Melissa Castello and Eddy Sabat. As GreasieWheels official team photography continues, Pacific Auction Company will open its largest ever silent auction at noon. Nevada Representative Lupe Soto will speak on behalf of the PPA and the Nevada SPCA will present. And then, it's "shuffle up and deal" at 1PM. A live auction featuring an autographed guitar donated by legendary singer Sir Elton John and a custom designed 916PokerDepot.com poker table autographed by pros and celebrities will start at 3PM. Celebrations continue at 8PM with the third annual Poker Throw Down party at Peppermill's poolside Terrace Lounge featuring live entertainment and a hosted bar.
Entry for the no-limit hold'em Poker Throw Down is only $200 + $30 for individual participants, $200 + $50 for individuals with team benefits, and $2,500 per 10-player team. To register, visit http://www.peppermillreno.com/casino/event.cfm?id=1335 or contact Rita Axel at email@example.com, (702) 672-9710.
The star-studded Poker Throw Down VIP party is free for Throw Down team participants, $20 for individual charity poker tournament participants, and $30 for guests. All proceeds will benefit the Nevada SPCA.
In-kind donators include Nike, www.ProSourcePromos.com, Peppermill Reno, Curtis & Co. Watches, www.Grrrinders.com, Guice Energy Gum, FullTilt, Lord Griffon Jewelry, and Custom Jewelry by Nancy Humphrey. All proceeds from the Poker Throw Down will benefit the Nevada SPCA. The 2011 Poker Throw Down is produced by GreasieWheels, staunch supporters of the PPA.