Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket has signed on pro player Phil Gordon as the official poker host for the charity event, which combines hockey, golf and poker in a one-stop shop sporting extravaganza.
The event is scheduled to take place during the week of July 25th at Foxwoods' famed resort, and will feature a celebrity poker tournament which will take place in Foxwoods' poker room, the largest poker room on the East Coast of the United States. The prize pool boasts an estimated $70,000 and a seat in this year's World Poker Tour (WPT) World Poker Finals. As part of his duties, Gordon will host an hour-long poker tutorial for interested participants. The week long event will also host a celebrity golf tournament and a fantasy hockey event.
Charities hoping to benefit from this event include the Micahel J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, the Carson Kolzig Foundation, the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation, and the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation.
A collaboration between Next Shift Enterprises, LLC, Game Time Marketing, LLC, and Foxwoods Resort Casino has made this event possible. Next Shift Enterprises is an organization that was established by current and retired pro hockey players to assist pro hockey players in their transitions to the business world. Game Time Marketing specializes in the organization of game-oriented presentations and events.