PokerStars to host Hurricane Katrina relief tournaments

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From the comfort of my dry home, I sat and watched the storm of the century roll through the Gulf of Mexico. I hoped, like everyone else, the hell storm would fall apart or drift back into the ocean. I thought of my friends on the coast, the good times I've had in the Big Easy, and the tens of thousands of people who couldn't find safe passage to places north. Then I woke up and saw the destruction. Such a familiar place suddenly looked so unfamiliar. Like many of you, I'm sure, I wondered what, if anything, I could do. Team PokerStars member Wil Wheaton was thinking the same thing.
So, coming up on September 12th and 14th, PokerStars.com and Wil Wheaton will host two Hurricane Katrina Relief tournaments with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross. PokerStars will be matching every buy-in 100% and will be offering prizes to the winners. Wil will also be offering autographed copies of one of his books to every member of both final tables.

The event on September 12th will be a $5+$0 No-Limit Hold'em freezeout at 9:30pm.

The event on September 14th will be a $20+$0 No-Limit Hold'em freezeout tournament at 9:30pm

Within the next day or soAs of right now, you'll find the tournaments under the "Tourney" and "Special" tabs.

I spoke with Wil a bit ago and he mentioned he often realizes that you can find the best in people during the worst of times. I couldn't agree more.

Go give it your best.

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