The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of children’s cancer research, hosted one of its signature head-shaving events at The Barbershop at Borgata’s Spa Toccare on April 27 where team members, guests, and friends shaved their heads to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research.
You may know superstar actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish, coming to Borgata’s The Music Box this March for two sold-out shows, from her role in Girls Trip and her new Showtime comedy special She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood. Or, maybe you laughed along with her during her recent appearances on SNL and The Ellen Show. But, did you know that there’s a special initiative that Haddish holds near and dear to her heart?
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.
Event 4 of the Deepstacks Challenge series the $200+$30 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry) had a total of 188 entries creating a prize pool of $36,472. Damon Ferrante was the last man standing after starting the final table in the middle of the pack.
On Saturday, May 20, poker players came together at Borgata to support a worthy cause: the “Leveling the Field for All Kids” Charity Poker Tournament. Proceeds from the event supported ISF, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide skilled therapeutic services that maximize a child’s capacity to play sports and recreational activities.
As many of you know, over the past few years I’ve gone from just strictly playing poker as a career to dividing my efforts between playing poker, coaching poker students, working with poker rooms to promote and improve their products, and most importantly doing more charity work. In 2014 I founded the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) and over the past three years we’ve raised $150,000 for Habitat for Humanity, food banks and Brad Garrett’s Maximum Hope Foundation which provides financial assistance to the families of terminally ill children.
Borgata Poker has had a long history with the Cabot Creamery Co-op of hosting a charity poker tournament to raise money for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch.
For this year’s Eighth Annual “Put a Bad Beat on Hunger” charity tournament, we’re incorporating the event as part of the Borgata Summer Poker Open.
Event 3 of 20 main events for the open (July 12 to July 29), the “Put a Bad Beat on Hunger” tournament is scheduled for Friday July 15 at 4pm. The tournament is a $250 + $30 + 20 buy-in, with that last $20 being donated to the Community Food Bank. In addition, the winner receives a $3,500 entry voucher into the WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship in September.