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Add On For Autism Inaugural Charity Poker Tournament Co-Hosted by Poker Ace Todd Brunson to Benefit Andra's Hand to Take Place October 26 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Win $10,000, an Invitation to World Poker Tour Boot Camp and More
Autism is a developmental disorder that affects an untold number of Americans. According to the Autism Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network of which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several states including Florida is a part of, it is estimated that between 1 in 80 and 1 in 240 with an average of 1 in 110 children in the United States have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASDs are reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, yet are on average 4 to 5 times more likely to occur in boys than in girls.
"We are thrilled that The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has graciously agreed to host our very first poker tournament," said Eric Lazarus, chairman of Andra's Hand Foundation. "Our goal is to share resources regarding these developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges in children and to provide financial assistance to South Florida families in need. We expect to draw more than150 participants to this first class venue in support of this crucial effort."
Along with the $10,000* grand prize, the player who knocks co-host and poker ace Todd Brunson out of the Texas Hold 'em tournament will receive an invitation to the two-day World Poker Tour Boot Camp valued at $1,500. The last woman standing gets a High Heel Poker Tour gift basket. Additional prizes will be awarded. All players will get an autograph and a photo with Brunson.
A $150 buy-in donation will secure a seat in the tournament. During play, there will be an optional re-buy structure for the first three levels with re-buys of $25 and a $50 add-on.
To register for the inaugural Add On for Autism Charity Poker Tournament, please visit www.addonforautism.org . For additional information or sponsorships, please contact Eric Lazarus at 954-410-0202 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 136 globally recognized rock 'n' roll themed restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 17 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Body Rock Spa, 22 boutique shops, 12 nightclubs, the 400-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood .
About Andra's Hand Foundation
The mission of Andra's Hand's is to raise funds to direct toward increasing knowledge and public awareness for autism in the South Florida community. The organization provides scholarships and other educational and support programs to families with children affected by the disorder. Andra's Hand Foundation was created in loving memory of Andra Lynne Lazarus who devoted her life to her family. When her grandson, Matthew, was diagnosed with autism, she quickly became one of his greatest supporters. While, Lazarus took great pride in all her grandchildren's achievements, but she was especially proud of how hard Matthew worked each day for every achievement both big and small. Matthew was fortunate to be blessed with supportive family and friends, but Andra recognized that not all families affected by autism had the same opportunities. She also understood that many of these families were in need of resources. Andra's Hand was created to carry on the legacy of Andra Lazarus by offering assistance to the community in the manner which she supported her own family.
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* $10,000 guarantee is based on 150 registrants. In the event that less than 150 register, the guaranteed payout will be $5,000.