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Sunday, May 15, 2016

New Jersey Online Poker Site, 888NJ, To Hold Town Hall Meeting

All poker players are invited to attend a town hall meeting with representatives from 888poker this Saturday, May 21st from 1pm-3pm at the Fireside Grill in Marlboro, NJ.

Representatives from 888poker will be on hand to get direct feedback from our players. 888 wants to know what they are doing well, what they need to improve, and what new things players would like to see.

They will be providing food and beverages and giving away some 888poker swag!

Anyone who is going to attend should RSVP to the 888poker Facebook or Twitter accounts by Friday, May 20, 2016.

Fireside Grill
133 S Main St
Marlboro, NJ 07746
(732) 780-7900

Monday, March 24, 2014

Toytle.org Pokerthon (Benefiting Phoenix Children's Hospital)

TeamPPU members, Brian Lindsay and Rick Blumenthal will be teaming up with Toytle.org to help raise funds and awareness for Phoenix Children's Hospital.  On Friday 4/18 and Saturday 4/19, they will be hosting a pokerthon. What is a pokerthon?  A pokerthon uses the rules of a walkathon, but instead of walking miles, they will be using the blind levels during a poker tournament to raise money. After we win or bust out of our respective events, we will announce the blind level reached and then our sponsors will make their donations (i.e. you sponsor Rick for $1 per blind level and he busts level 5, you make a $5 donation).  Both Brian and Rick are looking for sponsors to either pledge per blind level they reach or make a one time donation.  We ask that all sponsors make their own donations to PCH via their website or by mailing a check.  Anyone who wants to play along with us, or wants to be a sponsor should contact us through Twitter @TeamPPU.  We will provide you forms, or sign you up as a sponsor.  You just tell us which player you want to sponsor.  

Confirmed list of players:
Brian Lindsay
Rudy Schultz
Jacob Roybal
Frank Valgenti
Rick Blumenthal

For the complete rules of the pokerthon, please go here!

To make an online donation, please go to PCH's website.
Please include "pokerthon" somewhere in your online donation/check so we can track everything.

 About Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children's Hospital has provided hope, healing, and the best healthcare for children since it was born in 1983, and has grown to become one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country.
With a Medical Staff of nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists, Phoenix Children’s provides inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across more than 70 pediatric subspecialties, the most comprehensive pediatric care available in the state. The Hospital’s six Centers of Excellence have grown in size and expertise to place them on par with some of the most prestigious of their kind in the US:

To meet the needs of our growing community, Phoenix Children's continues to expand, adding new physicians, staff, programs and facilities. Specialty and urgent care centers in high growth areas of the Valley and across the state serve the needs of patients and families in their own neighborhoods.
Today, the most visible evidence of growth is a new 11-story tower on the Hospital’s main campus, which offers a comprehensive, family-centered hospital that allows our doctors and nurses to deliver expert care and healing to our community’s youngest patients.

At each location, in each doctor, nurse, technician, staff member and volunteer, you’ll see the difference in a Hospital that’s 100% for children.

Monday, March 10, 2014

April 19th is officially Poker Day, USA!

POKER DAY USA is here. 
April 19 has been designated as Official Poker Day USA

There are 60 million poker players. Poker has been an integral part of the American history for centuries. As a group, we donate more to charities than any other group. And yet, neither the poker players nor the game of poker has been officially recognized and celebrated by having a National Poker Day. Until now.

Poker Day USA has been established and will be celebrated on April 19.

Sponsored by Blue Shark Optics and co-sponsored by a growing list of companies and organizations such as Poker GivesPoker Players UniteUS Women's Poker AcademyPPC Poker TourShark Tank Poker ClubOnTilt RadioAnteUp MagazineAbove EV Radio Show and Pocket Fives Poker Tour.

If you support this initiative, use the social media and spread the word. Let your poker room know that April 19 is our day and convince them to acknowledge it as such. And if your company would like to be a co-sponsor and be listed on the website, let us know. There is no cost!

Follow and support Poker Day USA on Twitter
Poker Day USA website

There are several apparel items for sale with the Poker Day USA theme and they are available hereAt least 50% of profits will go to various charities at the end of the year.