Friday, April 29, 2011

for charity: Cavaliers Against Cancer

I was asked by the folks at the UVaClub of Charlottesville if I wouldn't mind offering a little space for a good cause.  I like good causes and so do you, so you should take some time and get interested in the Cavaliers Against Cancer Texas Hold 'em Charity Tournament.

The UVaClub of Charlottesville is hosting the inaugural Cavaliers Against Cancer charity Texas Hold'em Tournament at 12 noon on May 7th at the John Paul Jones Arena.  The deadline for priority registration at the discounted rate of $75 is this Saturday April 30th and we’re encouraging folks to register as soon as possible since the number of spots is limited.  Card players of all abilities are encouraged to register for this great event, which supports cancer research.

All net proceeds of the event will be donated to the Rebecca Clary Harris, M.D. Memorial Fellowship at the University of Virginia Cancer Center. This fellowship celebrates the life of Rebecca Clary Harris M.D., a talented physician and researcher who excelled in the study and treatment of melanoma. The fund provides clinical and translational research fellowships to graduate students or fellows in the Human Immune Therapy Center at the University of Virginia Cancer Center. This event is strictly a non-cash charity game with a chance to win non-cash prizes.  There are prizes worth over $4,500 that will go to the players who make it to the final table, as well as being given out as door prizes throughout the event.

The Texas Hold'em Tournament is being professionally run by Casino2U, a Charlottesville-owned company that employs professional dealers and only uses high-end tables and chips. They have hosted many similar events in central Virginia and are privately owned and insured.

Registration is at the event website here -

Cavaliers Against Cancer

- and will be $75 until Saturday.  You can still register after Saturday; the cost will be $100 and seats will be limited by then.  For $75 you get a seat in the Texas Hold’em Tournament, a behind-scenes-tour of the John Paul Jones Arena, an all-you-can-eat buffet, free non-alcoholic beverages (alcoholic beverages will be available at a reasonable cost), and a chance to win tournament and door prizes, including (but definitely not limited to):

•Two foursomes (green and cart fees) at The Homestead’s Cascades Course – Each with a $1,000 Retail Value
•Five nights accommodations at Bluegreen Resort Villas – A $1,250 Retail Value
•A foursome (green & cart fees) at Massanutten Golf – A $270 Retail Value
•Four Massanutten WaterPark tickets – A $155 Retail Value
•Prizes from Mincer’s – Over $150 Retail Value
•A Prize package from – Over $100 Retail Value

And way more, including gift certificates all over Charlottesville.  Plus everyone who registers and shows up gets a 10% coupon at the UVA bookstore.  Now that you know, get out and register!

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