This event is a rare opportunity to play "tournament style" poker and rub elbows with select TV stars and sports celebrities including professional athletes, recording artists, actors, radio and TV personalities. The Give Me A Chance Foundation tournament is open to the public. Event registration tickets for spectators and players are $75, and can be obtained through www.givemeachancefoundation.org or The Venue box office, 219-473-6060. Registration tickets include drinks and buffet dinner. Tournament buy in for players is $300.00 and only available at the door. In addition, the evening will feature valuable door prizes, extensive silent auction, prizes and photo opportunities with the stars.
The top poker player will win $15,000 in cash, plus a seat for the Horseshoe Hammond World Series Of Poker Circuit Event (worth $5200). Other places will receive generous cash payments based on number of participants. Net proceeds from this event will benefit the multiple youth programs offered by the Bo Jackson Give Me A Chance Foundation.
"We will have poker players and celebrities from around the country to play in this tournament", says Bo Jackson, GMAC Founder. It's for a terrific cause benefitting underprivileged youth with a variety of sports and educational programs that guide disadvantaged kids through the challenges of achieving successful personal and professional growth. I am very pleased at the extensive participation and generous support our foundation has received for this event".
Some of the celebrities playing include current Chicago Bears, former Bears Richard Dent & James Thornton, Dr. Ian Smith from Celebrity Fit Club, former Major League Baseball players John Cangelosi, Gary Bennett, Eric Soderholm, R&B Superstar Chico Debarge, radio/tv personalities and more!
For those unable to attend this celebrity charity Texas Hold 'Em event, but wish to make a donation, visit www.givemeachancefoundation.org for details and additional foundation information.
About The Give Me A Chance Foundation
The Give Me A Chance Foundation was created by Bo Jackson. Bo's outstanding athletic career as a Heisman Trophy winner and prolific two-sport professional athlete are a reflection of his belief in the power of sports to transform lives. After retiring from professional sports, Bo completed his college degree and has become a successful businessman. His endeavors include senior executive roles as Director of the Burr Ridge Bank & Trust, President of Bo Jackson Enterprises and CEO of Bo Jackson Elite Sports.
From the beginning, the cornerstone of Bo's vision was to establish a charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of minority youth by actively supporting educational and athletic programs that guide disadvantaged kids through the challenges of achieving successful personal and professional growth. The driving force behind Bo's dream was to "Give Back"....give back the time, understanding and guidance so many underprivileged kids never have the chance to experience. The GMAC Foundation has been the driving force to make Bo's dream a reality. Through proper training and interactive programs, GMAC staff has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged children through the participation in sports and related activities. Every Foundation member and supporter is personally driven to develop important character traits and lifelong values in kids that will permanently shape their future.
The Bo Jackson Give Me A Chance Foundation
1st Annual Celebrity Texas Hold 'Em charity tournament