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.