UB.com’s Tiffany Michelle Hosting Fundraiser for Crystal King Benefit Foundation
July 1, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) – UB.com and PokerPlayersUnite.org is teaming up for a second time in as many months to deliver another amazing ‘Second Sundays’ online fundraiser, this time to support the Crystal King Benefit Foundation (“CKBF”). The July 11th $10 buy-in event at UB.com is scheduled for 14:45 ET, and will be hosted by Amazing Race contestant and Team UB Pro Tiffany Michelle. UB will match 100% of the prize pool, with all proceeds donated to this month’s chosen charity, plus all participants are automatically in the running for $2150 in added prizes.
On May 3rd, just outside of Tallahassee, Florida, Crystal King and her 3 year-old twins, Camrea-Rose and Caden, were involved in a horrific accident with a semi-trailer. Tragically, Caden suffered a major head injury and died on impact. Camrea-Rose escaped with some minor facial bruising and a slight nose fracture, while Crystal incurred extensive injuries, including a fractured pelvis, broken ribs, fractures to both femurs and a shattered right knee.
“There is a lot of money thrown around in poker on a regular basis and it’s causes like this and the ability to help that make what I do for a living worthwhile,” said Team UB pro Tiffany Michelle. “I’ve seen first hand the emotional and financial stress that comes from awful accidents like this one. As a friend or bystander it’s hard not to feel completely helpless. This is such a significant way to lend a hand.”
Crystal King’s story first came to UB’s attention via several mentions of the Florida resident’s traumatic road accident on PokerRoad Radio, and by way of the champion of charity in poker, Rick Blumenthal of PokerPlayersUnite.org renown. UB has been quick to rally to the cause, with the July 11th Second Sundays event set to raise much needed funds for Crystal’s ongoing care, counseling and rehabilitation.
The upcoming CKBF charity poker tournament payouts to the top ten finishers include entry to UB’s weekly Sunday $200+15 buy-in $200,000 Guaranteed tournament. The winner will receive a bonus wireless poker controller. There’s also a bounty on Tiffany’s head, with the player who sends her to the rail picking up a $66 entry to UB’s $7K GTD tourney at 21:30 ET on the same day.
Last month’s Second Sundays event, hosted by Team UB’s Joe Sebok, benefited the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (“NTSAD”). A total of 284 players participated, raising an overall figure of $5690 (includes a $10 direct donation) for this worthwhile charity. BOB5BOB from Massachusetts not only went on to win the Second Sundays event, but he also won the bounty on Joe’s head.
“Fortunately, I was able to hit a few flops and pulled out the win. By knocking out Joe I got an entry into the $7K that night where I came in third place for over $800. So I had a very fun and profitable day, and got to help out National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association,” said BOB5BOB.
Register now for this month’s Second Sunday event by logging onto UB.com (or AbsolutePoker.com) and look for the tournament name “Second Sundays Charity” in the tournament lobby in the “EVENTS” tab.
Direct donations can also be made online at UB via Player-to-Player transfer to the account “CHARITIES” (first name is “Charity” – a required field for all P2P transfers), a perfect option for those who can’t commit the time at the table, but who still want to show that they have a heart.
UB’s Second Sunday fundraiser tournaments are hosted online across the CEREUS Network on the second Sunday of every month, with each one benefiting a different worthwhile national charity. Players at Absolute Poker are also invited to participate and support these events.
For more information on Second Sundays visit http://www.ub.com/poker-promotion/second-sunday/, or http://www.absolutepoker.com/promotions/second-sundays/.
For more information on the Crystal King Benefit Foundation go to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crystal-King-Benefit-Foundation/122754691076279
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