The Venetian hosts the 3rd Annual Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament to benefit the Nevada S.P.C.A. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) local no-kill animal shelter. The Jennifer Harman Charity is recommending a contribution of $300 + $30 for each seat reserved. There will be optional $100 re-donations for additional tournament chips and a $100 last chance add-on. First place prize is a $10,000 seat into the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event.
Confirmed celebrities include: Dancing With the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff, Nancy “The Voice of Bart Simpson” Cartwright, and professional poker players Marco Traniello, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Jerry Yang, Chris Ferguson, Barry Greenstein, Joe Sebok, Phil Hellmuth, Mark “P0kerH0” Kroon, Eli Elezra, Hoyt Corkins, Andy Bloch, Chau Giang, David Chesnoff, Brad Booth, Joe Bartholdi, Lacey Jones, David Williams, Jeff Madsen, Steve Zolotow, Robert Williamson III, Todd Brunson, Flaminio Malaguti, James Van Alstyne, James Mordue, Shun Uchida, David Oppenheim, Erica Schoenberg, Roy Winston, David Grey, Maria Ho, Tiffany Michelle, David Singer, Paul Darden, and Lee Watkinson.
WHEN: Friday, April 17, 2009
Red Carpet Arrivals 4:00 – 5 p.m.
Poker Tournament begins at 5 p.m.
WHERE: The Venetian Poker Room Tournament Desk
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
WHY: The Nevada SPCA is the only no-kill animal shelter in Las Vegas. It is not funded federally and depends on private donations to continue its mission to rescue, spay and neuter, medically treat, and humanely house abandoned or neglected animals. More than $500,000 has been raised through Harman’s fundraising efforts since 2007.