Ante Up For Africa is a non-profit organization founded by Don Cheadle, Annie Duke and Norman Epstein dedicated to raising money and awareness for Africans in need. The 2010 Ante Up For Africa Celebrity-Charity Poker Tournamenton Saturday, July 3 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas offers a special opportunity as the only event of its kind where the general public can participate.
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Ante Up For Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Africans in need founded in 2006 by Don Cheadle, Annie Duke and Norman Epstein, has launched an online fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $10,000 before the start of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event on July 5, 2010. The goal amount equals the cost of a buy-in to the world’s most prestigious and richest poker tournament.
“$10,000 is enough to change one person’s life at the World Series of Poker. But in Africa, it can change thousands of lives,” said Annie Duke. “With the poker world focused on the WSOP right now, we’re hoping poker players will once again step up and contribute, and even put aside at least the money towards one satellite buy-in, and instead donate it online to Ante Up For Africa, where the money can provide much-needed assistance to those in need in Africa.”
Ante Up For Africa has raised more than $3 million through poker tournaments for their partner organizations Refugees International, Enough Project and Darfur Peace and Development Organization. If you want to make a donation, you don’t have to be a poker player to Ante Up For Africa. 😉