STPT helping Vegas charity

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STPT helping Vegas charity

So you headed to Vegas with a dream of winning the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. What happens when you find yourself without a chip or a chair after the first couple of days? You could take some cash over to the Small Town Poker Tour Pro Am Championship.

The STPT Pro Am Championship will take place at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa in Las Vegas July 13. The buy-in is $260 with $100 re-buys.

In this case, poker players will also be giving something back to the community as they shuffle up and deal. The Small Town Poker Tour works to benefit local charities where it hosts events, and will be donating all proceeds from the South Point event to the Vegas-based Charity Corps of Compassion.

The Corps of Compassion works to provide food for homeless children.

"When I found out about the work the Corps of Compassion was doing, it only made sense to choose them as our charity for this event," said Mark Fracalossi, STPT executive producer.

According to the Corps of Compassion, there are more than 4,000 homeless and at-risk children in Las Vegas. Each weekend, the Corps fills more than 700 backpacks with food for the children.

"Children are our future and to help the most at risk children in our society with basic needs, what else can I say, the Corps is amazing," Fracalossi said.

The STPT travels the world putting on poker events that all in benefit charity in some way. Interested people can purchase tickets for this particular event at the South Point Casino.

"The entire staff at the South Point has been very supportive and helpful in bringing this event together, and not to mention the facility is immense," Fracalossi said.

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