Negreanu takes Big Swing for charity

Daniel Negreanu has made no secret of his love of golf. Now he's putting that love to work with the Daniel Negreanu Big Swing charity golf event June 25.

The Big Swing will take place at the Rio Secco Golf Club in Las Vegas and feature 30 amateur teams playing golf to raise money for the Lili Claire Foundation.

"I love golf, I love poker and I love the Lili Claire foundation," Negreanu said. "This event is a true passion of mine, and I personally guarantee that everyone who participates will have a great time at a first-class event."

To participate, it's a $3,000 donation for a foursome. All the participants will be invited to a pairing party brunch the morning of the golf event, during which a live drawing will pair each foursome with a celebrity poker professional for the golf match.

The list of poker pros who will take part in the event is not out yet. A representative of Poker Royalty, which is handling publicity for the event, said they will make the announcement as pros sign up.

Participants can also look forward to a "Closest to the Pin" competition with Negreanu on the Par 3, seventh hole at Rio Secco.

"One hundred percent of the money we raise will go to the charity; everyone is really stepping up," Negreanu added. "We have so many ideas to make the event fun and raise money for a great children's charity located here in Vegas."

The Lili Claire Foundation was set up in 1998 by Keith and Leslie Litt Resnick to honor the memory of their daughter Lili Claire.

Lili was borne with a condition known as Williams Syndrome and died when she was 5 months old after heart surgery to help correct a problem associated with her condition.

The foundation helps enhance the lives of children like Lili who were born with special needs, offering hope and support to the children's families.

To participate in the Big Swing charity event to benefit the Lili Claire Foundation or to get more information about the event, visit or call Poker Royalty at (702) 868-9003.

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