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Posted on 01/30/2012

2012 Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation Poker Challenge to Benefit the Community to Take Place Sat., Feb. 25 at Seminole Hard Rock

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 Win $10,000* Plus Cash Prizes for Second – Tenth Place Finishers


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The 2012 Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation Poker Challenge is inviting players to go all in to benefit the community on Sat., Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The top award will be $10,000.* Cash prizes will also be awarded for second – tenth place finishers and other prizes will be awarded for the High Hand – Bounty.


A $250 buy-in donation will secure a seat in this exciting tournament that is limited to the first 225 players. During play, there will be an optional re-buy structure for the first 90 minutes with re-buys of $25 and a $50 add-on.


"We are excited to partner with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for this thrilling inaugural event," said Eugenio Hernandez, chairman of the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation. "The funds raised from the 2012 Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation Poker Challenge will directly benefit some of the most underserved families and children in our community."


Registration is currently open through February 20 at For more information, please contact Michael Fenton or Ray Cue at 305-644-8888 or 305-989-5725.


About Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation

Established in 1987 by The Kiwanis of Little Havana, the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation (KLHF) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to form future leaders and productive citizens through education; leading the way to a brighter tomorrow. One of, if not the most important project of KLHF, is the College Scholarship Program. The College Scholarship Program of KLHF continues to grow every year through the generosity of our contributors. To date, over 200 scholarships have been awarded since the project's inception. More information can be found on and and on the Carnaval Miami website –

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 restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 18 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Body Rock Spa, 23 boutique shops, 13 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 or .    




* In the event that at least 150 players are not registered, the top prize will be guaranteed at $5,000.