The Peppermill Resort Casino, Reno, and the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are excited to announce Jennifer Harman's fifth annual charity poker tournament. The charity poker tournament benefiting the no-kill sanctuary will feature the Poker Throw Down format. This action-packed individual and ten-player team competition will vie more than 100 poker pros, Hollywood celebrities, athletes, and industry VIPs against each other as they captain dozens of ten-player teams representing casinos, card rooms, leagues, sports clubs, and brands across the country. This highly anticipated event takes place during the Nevada State Poker Championship included in Heartland Poker Tour's Season VII tour.
The weekend of events begins on Friday, May 20.
Then on Saturday, May 21, starting at 10 a.m., Nevada SPCA companion animals will escort celebrity captains and their teams along the red carpet. Also planned is a live auction featuring an autographed guitar donated by Elton and a custom designed 916PokerDepot.com poker table autographed by pros and celebrities.
That starts at 3 p.m.
Meanwhile, international shoe charity Soles4Souls announced a line-up of names who have dropped off their autographed footwear for auction, with Elton, the Today Show crew and the Yankees among them. This is to help with relief efforts following Japan's earthquake and tsunami.
The auction is expected to last through June 15, and will be on the TBA auction site. It coincides with National Barefoot Week, kicking off June 1st, and featuring shoe distributions in seven major cities including Los Angeles and Atlanta.
"I want to say thanks to our friends for supporting our 2011 National Barefoot Week by donating the shoes off their feet," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "Diseases can be prevented and lives can be saved by providing shoes to children and adults around the world who live in extreme poverty. These famous shoes will be auctioned to support Soles4Souls relief efforts in Japan and other countries recovering from natural disasters."