Poker with Jokers a benefit for

A poker fundraiser for
On February 17th at 7pm at 155 Water St  Brooklyn, New York there will be a charity poker tournament to benefit
826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind we provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our free programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.
Join Michael Ian Black, Ira Glass, and John Hodgman for a fun evening of serious poker!


  • GRAND PRIZE is a $10,000 seat to the World Series of Poker 2011 Main Event, and other fabulous prizes will be awarded to the final table.
  • Beer will be provided by the Brooklyn Brewery.
  • $500 to register ($250 rebuys and add-ons)
  • Andy Block, a poker professional, will be playing.
  • All funds raised will benefit the students of 826NYC!

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • In my Entry-fee tax deductible?
    $350 of your fee is tax deductible.
  • What is a rebuy?
    Think of a rebuy as a way to re-register for the tournament if/when you lose all your chips but you are still ready to play poker.
  • Can my company sponsor me?
    Of course! Please call 718.499.9884 to inquire about company sponsorship.

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