Ocean's Thirteen Darfur Charity Tournament
Darfur--the western region of the Sudan, Africa -- has suffered a deadly conflict for more than three years. No less than 400,000 people have died. More than two million innocent civilians have fled their homes. In all, 3.5 million men, women, and children depend on international aid for survival.
In advance of the "Ocean’s Thirteen" premiere, the cast and producer of the upcoming blockbuster (George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and producer Jerry Weintraub) are hosting a charity fundraiser in Cannes. PokerStars has pledged $1 million to the charity Not On Our Watch. What’s more, it’s going to host a series of tournaments to help you donate as well.
PokerStars will match the cash prize pool of these special re-buy tournaments and then donate all of the money to the Darfur relief effort.
May 13th 2007:
Top four players will receive tickets to May 24th premiere in Cannes plus two nights hotel and $2,000 for travel/spending. Top 18 players will receive an autographed copy of “Ocean’s Thirteen” DVD. The prize pool will be matched by PokerStars and donated to Darfur charity.
Tourney May 27th 2007:
Top four players will receive tickets to June 5th premiere in Los Angeles plus two nights hotel and $2,000 for travel/spending. Top 18 players will receive an autographed copy of “Oceans Thirteen” DVD. The prize pool will be matched by PokerStars and donated to Darfur charity.
For more information, visit the Ocean's Thirteen Darfur Charity Tournament page.
Note: If you want to donate direct to the charity, PokerStars is making that easy, too. To transfer funds, go to the main PokerStars lobby, then to Requests, and drop down to Transfer Funds. Type in the User ID NOOW and the amount you wish to donate. The funds will then be taken from your account and credited to the charity. All funds donated will be matched by PokerStars and sent directly to the charity. NOTICE: Any money contributed to Not On Our Watch through PokerStars may not be considered a tax-deductible donation in some jurisdictions.