Eric Hansel, the founder of EGM Green, designs the world's only eco-friendly casino tables and furniture. He also provides LEED consulting services and a full suite of green consulting, including wind, solar, co-generation, and geothermal audits and implementation for casinos, hotels, spas and homes. However, Eric Hansel made the world's first eco-friendly poker table this year and brought it to Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, he let 36 of the most successful players through the history of poker sign the unique poker table.
The poker table was then awarded to Peter Eastgate by Eric Hansel. Peter Eastgate, the WSOP 2008 champion, auctioned the table in order to gather some money for his own charity foundation, Friend of Eastgate, a foundation which helps children world-wide. The highest silent auction bidder came to be Eric Harkins from IMPDI (Image Masters Photography & Digital Imaging). How much money that was donated from Harkins is still not stated on Peter Eastgate's charity website. Let's hope it was a lot, since it's for something really good!
Have you ever given money to charity? If yes, what motivated you to do so? If no, why not?