The Vegas Fire and Rescue Charitable Association, Inc. (VFRCA), Vegas’ premiere 501(c)(3) benefitting active and retired fire and rescue personnel, is proud to announce stakes will be high at its annual Don Vines Memorial No Limit Poker Tournament. The poker-for-a-cause event hosted on the Las Vegas Strip at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino returns with a chance to snag a seat to the 2017 World Series of Poker main event (Pictured: Last year’s Winner).
On Saturday, July 1st, the VFRCA will host fellow firefighters, neighbors, local celebrities and poker enthusiasts alike at its celebrated annual poker tournament, with proceeds benefitting active and retired fire and rescue personnel. The 2017 VFRCA poker tournament competitors will bet their chips for firefighters and on fun at Planet Hollywood’s exclusive Mezzanine floor. The event starts at 2 p.m. and is open to the public. The $200 buy-in includes the chance to win tiered-cash prizes; the winner of the tournament is guaranteed a $10,000 seat to the World Series of Poker main event.
“The Vegas Fire and Rescue Charitable Association is excited to turn the game of poker into a friendly competition to support the VFRCA’s cause to assist firefighters and their families,” said Luis Fonseca, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Fire Captain and Vice President of VFRCA. “The VFRCA’s board members are thrilled to partner with such a distinguished property like Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and are determined to come together with the community to hit our goal of raising $30,000 total buy-in by registering 150 participants.”
For more information regarding the “2017 VFRCA Don Vines Memorial No Limit Poker Tournament” event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, visit www.vfrca.org. Participants may buy-in at the main Mezzanine floor the day of the tournament.
The Vegas Fire and Rescue Charitable Association, Inc. (VFRCA) engages nearly 800 active and retired fire and rescue personnel of the City of Las Vegas in ongoing public education and community relations activities. The VFRCA is the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue’s premiere 501(c)(3), which accepts taxable donations that sponsor and assist other community outreach groups, provide college scholarships for members and aid fire safety education and fire career development programs such as the Las Vegas Firefighter Explorer Program – a special branch of the Boy Scouts of America. The VFRCA is an extension of Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association (LVFBA), which represents active duty and retired Las Vegas Fire & Rescue firefighters. Its offices are located at 500 N. Casino Center Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101.