INGLEWOOD — Go For Broke National Education Center is hosting a Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Hollywood Park Casino, 3883 W. Century Blvd., Inglewood. On-site registration at 12:30 p.m.; tournament starts at 1 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit GFBNEC’s Hanashi Oral History and educational programs. Hanashi is one of the most extensive oral history collections of its kind, having conducted over 1,100 interviews with Japanese American soldiers from World War II to preserve their life stories.
Using this oral history collection, GFBNEC is able to develop and grow educational programs with teacher training resources to educate the nation’s youth about the contemporary rights, responsibilities, and fundamental values of American citizenship. To date, GFBNEC’s educational curriculum has reached over 100,000 students across the country.
The grand prize is a seven-night stay in the Caribbean at The Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua, including round-trip airfare for two from LAX. There will also be cash prizes for the top 10 players.
Buy-in for the tournament is $150 general, $100 for World War II veterans and spouses. Rebuy opportunities are available for $50 and complimentary poker instruction for beginners will be offered by the casino starting at 11:30 a.m. An opportunity draw raffle will be held after the first hour of tournament play. Everyone must be at least 21 to register and enter the casino.
All registered players will receive complimentary lunch provided by Cherrystones and an opportunity raffle draw ticket.