Team UB's Brandon Cantu will Host the October 10th Second Sundays Fundraiser to Benefit the Dravet Syndrome FoundationSecond Sundays $10 online tournament is a win-win for charity and participants, and players can get their fix of Hold'em while lending a helping hand to children in need.
MIAMI, FL (Marketwire) Monday, October 4, 2010 -- UB.com is gearing up to host the October 'Second Sundays' online fundraiser, to benefit the Dravet Syndrome Foundation ("DSF"). The $10 buy-in Second Sundays event is scheduled on Sunday, October 10th at 14:45 ET, and UB will match the total funds raised by players, with all proceeds donated to the DSF. Team UB's Brandon Cantu has stepped up to the plate to support this month's chosen charity as Tournament Host, and all participants are automatically in the running for prizes just for entering, while raising needed funds and awareness for this important cause.
"In poker, a lot of the time it's all about trying to win money at the expense of someone else losing it, so it feels good to play the game to benefit someone else," said Team UB's Brandon Cantu. "To support a cause that helps fund research to find a cure for this life-threatening form of childhood epilepsy is something that I'm proud to do."
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The DSF is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to aggressively raising funds for Dravet Syndrome, a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy beginning in childhood. Proceeds go towards syndrome-specific research looking for better treatments and a cure, while assisting afflicted individuals and their families.
The October 10th Second Sundays charity poker tournament payouts include entry to UB's weekly $200+15 buy-in $200,000 Guaranteed tournament to the top ten finishers. The winner also receives a bonus Wireless Poker Controller, plus there's a bounty on Cantu's head, with the player who sends him to the rail picking up a $66 entry to UB's $7K GTD tourney at 21:30 ET on the same day.
Direct donations are also now available online at UB via Player-to-Player transfer to the account "CHARITIES" (first name is "Charity"). The P2P transfer option is a perfect solution for players who can't commit the time at the table to play in the Second Sunday tournament, but who still want to show that they have heart.
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Players can also donate via the UltimatePoints Store, with donations starting from as low as 500 UltimatePoints ($3.50 equivalent). Last month's Second Sundays charity event on September 12th hosted by Team UB pro Joe Sebok, raised $4,621.50, including $101.50 donated via the Points Store, for the Vincent Lecavalier Foundation.
UB's Second Sunday fundraiser tournaments are hosted online across the CEREUS Network on the second Sunday of every month, and players at Absolute Poker are also invited to participate and support these events, with each one benefiting a different worthwhile national charity.
For more information on Second Sundays visit http://www.ub.com/poker-promotion/second-sunday/, or http://www.absolutepoker.com/promotions/second-sundays/.
For more information on the Dravet Syndrome Foundation: http://www.dravetfoundation.org/
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by Elaine Carter at Poker Room on October 4, 2010
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