PKR Poker Players To Ante Up For Africa
Ante Up For Africa (AUFA) is excited to announce that London-based next generation poker site, PKR.com, will host a series of online promotions, donations, charity poker tournaments and player sponsorships to benefit AUFA for the next 12 months.
PKR Marketing Director Simon Prodger said, “Everyone in poker has the utmost admiration and respect for the work that Ante Up For Africa does year in, year out. It has proved itself to be an important part of the wider poker community, and it made perfect sense for us to link in our social responsibility program.”
PKR and its 3.5m strong player base will support poker’s best known charity through a series of activities designed to raise both funds and awareness for AUFA. Players will be able to do the following to benefit the charity: make cash donations using loyalty points, play in regular charity tournaments and pledge a percentage of their online tournament winnings to AUFA. In addition, PKR’s team of sponsored professional players will wear AUFA branding at major poker events. PKR will also sponsor celebrity participants at the 2010 World Series of Poker Ante Up For Africa charity poker tournament in Las Vegas on July 3.
Ante Up for Africa co-founder Don Cheadle said, “We’re hopeful that our association with PKR and its loyal fan base will help to raise awareness and provide relief for people suffering in a devastating humanitarian crisis.” Annie Duke commented, “Once again we are seeing the tremendous generosity of the poker community. We are so appreciative of PKR’s support.”
To learn how you can get involved with Ante Up for Africa and play in the upcoming WSOP Ante Up for Africa charity poker tournament, click here.
For more information about PKR, visit http://www.pkr.com.
Ante Up for Africa is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Don Cheadle, Annie Duke and Norman Epstein dedicated to helping Africans in need. Ante Up For Africa has raised more than $3 million for their partner organizations Refugees International, Enough Project and Darfur Peace and Development Organization. For more information, visit http://www.anteupforafrica.org/.