Support Right to Play with Jake and Fatima

Imagine waking up tomorrow and finding there was no more online poker. Imagine there were no more poker rooms. Imagine you couldn't even find a table to cover with a cloth and use to deal a game among your friends.

There are a lot of first world luxuries we take for granted these days, and among them is waking up every day knowing we have a place to play. We are the lucky ones.

Around the world, there are millions of children who have no place to all. They don't have fields on which to play football. They don't have playgrounds. They have empty land and no idea what to do with it. The play in garbage dumps or busy streets.

That's where Right to Play comes in. It works to transform the lives of millions of disadvantaged children in some of the world's poorest communities. Using the educational power of sport, games and play, they equip children and young people with the learning, health and social skills to overcome the effects of poverty, disease and war.

Right to Play builds new play spaces all over the planet so children can learn sports and games. It's not just a matter of physical education. It empowers and educates the children while giving them essential life skills needed to overcome the effects of disease, conflict, poverty, and create a sustained change in their communities. Each one of those play spaces can cost as much as €6,000 to build.


On April 10, you can support that effort, play against Team PokerStars Pros, and make a difference in the lives of children all over the world.

Sunday's tournament runs at 14:30 ET. The buy-in is a simple $2, half of which goes to the prize pool and half of which goes to Right to Play.

PokerStars supports Right to Play through its corporate giving program "Helping Hands." Over the past two years, PokerStars, its staff, and its players have helped fund the training of more than 6,000 volunteer coaches who will in turn support more than 400,000 children worldwide. Now, Helping Hands is aiming to help build play spaces around the globe.


Jake Cody and Fatima Moreira de Melo have been part of the Right to Play effort for the past two years and will be in the tournament on Sunday. They'll be joined by other members of Team PokerStars Pro and Team PokerStars Pro Online.

So, while you're sitting down for your Sunday tournaments this weekend, be sure to sign up for the Right to Play tournament. You can search for it by name in the PokerStars lobby or look for tournament #1524718479.

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