PokerStars Players support Virginia Tech Memorial Fund

Poker is an important part of all of our lives. However, in light of the all-too-real tragedy at Virginia Tech, it's a lot easier to see that our game is just that...a game. When faced with the insanity of real life, it's sometimes hard to figure out how to help.

PokerStars and its players are stepping up to help the people of Virginia Tech with a special fundraiser. Here is a snippet from the announcement:

This Saturday, 28 April 2007 at 3:00pm eastern U.S. time, PokerStars will host a tournament to raise money for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund. The Fund has been established by Virginia Tech to cover expenses including, but not limited to: grief counseling, memorials, communication expenses, comfort expenses, and incidental needs of those affected by the tragedy.

You can find this tournament under the Tourney/Special tab on PokerStars, under the name Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund - $20 fundraiser. $0.01 from each entry will go toward the tournament's prize pool. The remaining $19.99 from each entry will be matched by PokerStars and then sent to the Fund. Registration is open now.

For those wishing to contribute directly to the Fund, information on doing so is available on the Virginia Tech website.

If you are one of those people who have been trying to come up with a way to help, this is one way you can use your bankroll for good.

Brad Willis
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