On Saturday, July 15, Borgata Poker players came together for a great series and for a great cause. It was the “Put a Bad Beat on Hunger” Charity Saturday Series presented by Cabot Creamery Co-operative, and Borgata players helped benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch.
There were 421 entries at the tournament and a prize pool of $147,350. $10 from every entry was donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch. In total, $4,210 from entries alone will feed over 1,200 local families thanks to the buying power of the Food Bank.
Jeremy Barnett won $11,915 and the Borgata Trophy, while Mike Machalani won $10,000 and a $3,500 entry to the $3 Million Guaranteed Televised WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship in September.
According to their official mission statement, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey fights “hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions. We engage, educate and empower all sectors of society in the battle…For our neighbors, especially families, and for the volunteers and donors who support them, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is the powerful change agent that fills the emptiness caused by hunger with the basic human essentials that people need to survive.”