Italian poker pro Massimiliano "Max" Pescatori is currently selling his 2015 World Series of Poker Championship bracelet on eBay and will donate the funds as relief for earthquake victims in Amatrice, a town located in central Italy.
The 46-year-old got the idea of selling/donating his WSOP bracelets from Olympian Piotr Malachowski, who sold his silver Olympic medal to help raise funds for a 3-[...] Read more » Poker pro selling WSOP bracelet to aid earthquake victims in Italy
Joined: Dec '12
Location: New Zealand
Age: 33 (M)
Im on the publicity stunt bandwagon. much rather he donated his own money, or said the winning of my next tournament will goto the aid effort.
but i do feel its good as it may get his fans/other italians to donate.
but! some charities are b******t so hope his money actually makes a difference. here charity workers are very well paid - greenpeace, save the children, unicef etc street fundraisers earn $20 an hour plus bonuses....they ask for minimum $30 per month donation. ....if you ring up you can reduce that number to $5....not much money left for the victims
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 46 (F)
I dont think that many got an interest on bidding there. So the cause for them didnt ring a bell. If you see the bidding history, you can see it was like three persons, bidding and overbidding themselves. Just some that wanted it for a collection probably. In other words they didnt bid to donate.
Joined: May '08
Age: 39 (M)
yeah, exactly as Robbo pointed out- there's lots of uncharitable charities out there, kinda runs parallel with politicians/politics in general- you have to go through lots of sh1t until you find a tiny fraction of gold hidden under 69 locks. well i guess you need to do your homework and sip through the organizations on offer, then just pick the ones you like and stick with them.