Nicosia, Cyprus (PRWEB) September 22, 2005
SuperiorPoker.com is proud to announce the introduction of charity fundraiser tournaments through http://www.PokerFundraiser.org. The new and completely automated system allows charities to accept Â½ of the proceeds from online poker tournaments as donations. The remaining proceeds go to poker tournament winners.
The first benefit tournament is being held on October 15, 2005 for an industry veteranÂs wife who was diagnosed with cancer. The Kristen Richter Fund tournament was established to help with the overwhelming hospital bills incurred after Kristen Richter was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme brain cancer (stage IV).
ÂCharity poker is something weÂve considered from day one at SuperiorPoker.com,Â commented SuperiorPoker.comÂs General Manager, Scott Owens. ÂWith PokerFundraiser.org, we can host charity tournaments where the prize pool is split 50/50 between the player and the charity organization. This allows us to donate a significant amount to charities while still providing a large enough tournament prize incentive.Â
Jason Hadley, SuperiorPoker.comÂs affiliate manager at ShareTheRake.com remarked, ÂThe PokerFundraiser.org system is truly remarkable.Â ÂWhat makes it unique is the ability to track players, giving SuperiorPoker.comÂs affiliates incentive to drive players into the system.Â
Charities who wish to be considered for a tournament can sign up on the website at http://www.PokerFundraiser.org. SuperiorPoker.com has committed to only raise money for well-established charities and organizations, while finding local uses for the money that is raised. They also plan to serve as an ad-hoc money raising engine for major events such as the Katrina hurricane disaster relief.