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Hometown Heroes co-host a charity poker event titled “Restore the Shore”

If you’re a surfer who frequents New Jersey beaches, you might want to help Hometown Heroes with their mission to help the community.

From January 4 to June 7, Hometown Heroes will be co-hosting a series of six charity poker tournaments for the benefit of the towns in New Jersey that were affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Each tournament will have a $20 buy-in, with half of the proceeds set to go to the tournament’s pot prize and the other half will be given directly to the Hometown Heroes charity.

Each of the six tournaments will be benefiting a specific town.  Here is the tournament’s schedule:

Tournament 1: Seaside Heights January 4, 2014
Tournament 2: Toms River/Ortley Beach February 1, 2014
Tournament 3: Brick March 1, 2014
Tournament 4: Union Beach April 5 30, 2014
Tournament 5: Ocean Gate May 3, 2014
Tournament 6: Lavallette June 7, 2014

“Although it’s more than a year after the storm, the need is still so great for people in our community, dealing with the effects of Superstorm Sandy,” said Michael J. Schwartz, Hometown Heroes’ founder and president. “We still have a long road ahead of us and I’m so glad that NJ.partypoker.com has stepped up to help continue those efforts for those who need it most.”

PartyPoker, which has a huge community on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, is the other half of the fundraiser’s host and the sponsor of the event. The UK-based online poker company will match each of the $20 buy-ins in order to raise the proceeds and winnings of each charity poker tournament.

“We’re excited to partner with Hometown Heroes and support their efforts to Restore the Shore,” said former US army paratrooper and poker pro Mike Sexton. “We might be new to the neighborhood, but we know the need is still great for many living down the shore even more than a year after Superstorm Sandy. We hope our players in New Jersey will log on and play to give.”

The first, two poker tournaments may have already ended but there are still 4 remaining competitions slated to resume starting on March 1st. If you’re not already registered in the tournaments, you may still help the cause by directly giving your support to Hometown Heroes.

For more details about the Restore the Shore charity, check out CalvinAyre.com.

Jamiroquai Jamboard – Electric Skateboard

Tavita Skateboards recently gave a specially made custom board to Jay in Barcelona. Based on that unit, we finally made a small production of this cool device. Fast, fun, clean, eye-catching… Electric Skateboarding is both an exciting sport as well as perfect for transportation on short trips. Your daily commute or school may closely resemble a downhill snowboard ride or best wave surfing experience. If you live in the city your day is about to get a whole lot more interesting. ORDER HERE

Jamiroquai Jamboard

 

 

B4BC Love Yourself Self Exam App

Los Angeles, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2013) – Happy Valentines Day! B4BC (Boarding for Breast Cancer) wants you to be your biggest advocate by downloading the free B4BC App for your iPhone and iPad today.  Now, you can receive a tutorial and set a monthly reminder for your breast self-examination, one of the most effective means for early detection of breast cancer. Check out the latest info about what B4BC is doing to empower women through upcoming events, initiatives and ways to lead a healthy, active lifestyle as a means to prevention. Be inspired by B4BC’s leading ladies, an accomplished team of pro riders and youth ambassadors.

 B4BC Self Exam App

Developed for B4BC by Black Sun Productions and made possible by The North Face, the app can be downloaded at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/b4bc/id588802038?mt=8.

 For more information about B4BC and how you can get involved, also check out B4BC’s revamped website at www.b4bc.org.