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WPT Foundation's "All In" For Kids Tournament Raises $700K

Tags: Phil Hellmith, WPT Foundation.
Posted on Friday, November 20, 2015 by "T".

Winner Antonio Rodriguez, Dan Shak (2nd), Phil Hellmuth senior (3rd)and Phil HellmuthOn Friday, the 6th of November 2015, the World Poker Tour (WPT) Foundation's yearly "All In" for Kids Poker Tournament raised almost $700,000 to benefit the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Sponsored by The Gitlin Family Foundation and held at Mandarin Oriental in New York City, the tournament has brought together over 275 guests, including pro poker players Andy Frankenberger, Angel Guillen, Jamie Kerstetter, Scott Baumstein, WPT anchor Lynn Gilmartin, and even a surprise special appearance from Annie Duke! Also in attendance were Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Gregg Murphy and New York Giants Offensive Guard Justin Pugh. Other guests who attended include athletes, celebrities, doctors, grateful families of patients, and other supporters.

The MC was none other than Phil Hellmuth, the 14-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet winner.
Even if Hellmuth managed to make it to the final table, it was actually his father, Phil Sr., who finished in 3rd place. Annie Duke finished 4th, and Dan Shak was beaten in a heads-up battle by Antonio Rodriguez (the co-founder of Cibeles Capital Advisors), thereby making Rodriguez the winner of the tournament.

"Each year, we are proud to partner with the World Poker Tour Foundation on this important and exciting event. We especially thank the Gitlin Family Foundation for their support, as well as all of the physicians and staff in CHOP's Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, who work tirelessly every day to provide our patients with excellent care," said the president and CEO of CHOP, Madeline Bell.

The WPT president and CEO, Adam Pilska, stated this: "In 3 years with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, WPT Foundation has proudly helped raise more than $2.3 million to help CHOP provide the most advanced child healthcare available. CHOP remains the preeminent pediatric hospital in the world, nurturing many of the nation's pioneers and innovators in pediatric medicine, and WPT Foundation is honored to support such a devoted group of doctors, nurses and researchers that are fully dedicated to finding cures and treating illnesses and injuries specific to children"

Co-founded by Dan Shak, the WPT Foundation has now raised more than $5 million in the past 7 years, and it's still going strong every time.


source: calvinayre.com

 


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7 comments for "WPT Foundation''s "All In" For Kids Tournament Raises $700K"

 pochui11/20/2015 3:46:48 PM GMT
ok now can someone tell me why can't they just give cold hard cash and move over to some underground facilities to gamble and gangbang as long as they like... gambling is gambling- it should not go toe to toe with children, charity, good causes etc. definitely great to see someone donating to good causes, but just take away the gambling element of this and all is cool imho
 TheTheMASTER11/20/2015 6:20:45 PM GMT
i think they giving "cold hard cash" anyway, but probably they like having fun and pro interaction before make the good deed, who knows maybe they just need to gambling and gambling and so on lol Smile
 bowie198411/21/2015 1:52:27 AM GMT
Posted by pochui:
gambling is gambling- it should not go toe to toe with children, charity, good causes etc. definitely great to see someone donating to good causes, but just take away the gambling element of this and all is cool imho

They have charities for being able 2 earn tax-exempt status in most of the places...
The most ridiculous one was when the NFL in America did not payed taxes on their income up until a couple years ago since they were a non-profit organization. Billions in profit - just from the tv-licenses alone - is making you 'non-profit' - the greatest scheme in history right after the panama-canal.
 klash2311/21/2015 12:20:23 PM GMT
I think most businesses now use charities as a tax scam but as long as somebody makes sure the charity actually gets a decent amount of money we can't really complain......unless you have the thinking that maybe if big businesses paid their fair share of taxes we wouldn't be living with "austerity" and people would not have to rely on charity.
 pochui11/21/2015 5:43:46 PM GMT
hell no, forget that word "taxes"... some stoned dude opened pandora's box and out came the taxes, politicians and justin bieber. this is real bullsh1t i'm telling you, real bullsh1t...

 bowie198411/24/2015 12:52:01 PM GMT
Posted by klash23:
I think most businesses now use charities as a tax scam but as long as somebody makes sure the charity actually gets a decent amount of money we can't really complain......unless you have the thinking that maybe if big businesses paid their fair share of taxes we wouldn't be living with "austerity" and people would not have to rely on charity.

No, I am thinking that many corporate based charities is just about as much bullcrap as the companies who are running it.
In the USA there are many ways to check that the organization which you want support is how well spending your money, and tbh there are way too many 'charities' where board members take home six or seven figure salaries, yet only 10-20% of all incoming money going out the actual cause.
It's a business like everything else. Charity is a business.
 damosk11/24/2015 10:49:24 PM GMT
I'm not so sure I am too concerned about the relevancies of taxation on the process of identifying contributions to good causes. I think it is wrong for governments to tax charity donations that have already been subject of taxation and think that any other funds should be tax free as well.

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