Freeroll to mark 100 years of International Women's Day

women_thumb.jpgTuesday, March 8 marks the 100 year anniversary of International Women's Day and PokerStars is contributing to the effort to promote women around the world.

Established in 1911, the event celebrates the global achievements of women and through contributions to various charities, supports their efforts to achieve economic and political equality. International Women's Day is a national holiday in 25 countries, and in the United States, President Obama has designated the entire month of March as Women's History Month.

Woman Poker Player, in cooperation with PokerStars, is offering a freeroll on March 8 to commemorate the event, but it's also an effort to raise money for the cause. The tournament will start at 20:30 ET, and will be open to both men and women, so mark your calendars now to participate in this worthy event to support women who really need our help.

The tournament will be free to enter, but $5 optional unlimited rebuys will be available, with an add-on at the first break. Half the proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Women for Women International. This charity provides financial assistance to female survivors of war and supports them with job training and education.

The cash prize pool starts at $200, and there are a number of additional prizes being offered as well. Vanessa Rousso has contributed a ticket to one of her Big Slick Boot Camps to the winner (valued at $400). Other prizes include clothing, jewelry, accessories, a gift basket, poker books, and even gifts that will please your pets!


For all the tournament details go to the PokerStars tournament lobby and search for tournament ID number 364987791 under "Requests." (You will then need to go to "Find a Tournament" and type in the number.) One note however, in order to limit the number of no shows and sits out, registration for the tournament will not start until two hours prior.

Further information and details about prizes is available at Woman Poker Player magazine.

Rebekah Mercer
@PokerStars in PS Women