Charitable Organization Commits to Fundraising in Support of Educational Scholarships for Gold Star Families
Carlsbad CA— The Charity Series of Poker will host its first-ever Chips for Heroes Golf and Poker Tournament on Sunday, May 19, at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, Calif. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Folded Flag Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of our military’s fallen heroes by providing scholarships and educational grants for their spouses and children.
“The Chips for Heroes golf and poker tournament is a unique event that combines two high-stakes games in honor of those who died defending our country,” said Matt Stout, poker pro and founder of the Charity Series of Poker. “To lay down your life for what you believe in is the greatest sacrifice. We hope to garner the support of golfers and poker players alike to help these soldiers’ families continue to thrive.”
Following the morning’s golf tournament, attendees will be treated to a reception, a silent auction and a chance to compete for cash and other prizes in a Texas Hold’em poker tournament. The grand prize is the opportunity to play against poker pro Daniel Negreanu for a $10K World Series of Poker Main Event seat in Las Vegas. Chip leaders and the most rebuys will receive $500 cash each.
“We’re honored to partner with the Charity Series of Poker to raise money for our Gold Star Families,” said John Coogan, President of The Folded Flag Foundation. “The proceeds will help us meet an incredible need for many spouses and children of our military service members who sacrificed everything for us.”
About The Folded Flag Foundation
The Folded Flag Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to honoring the legacy of our fallen heroes by helping their families with financial support for education. Corporate sponsors Black Knight, ServiceLink, Fidelity National Financial and FIS underwrite all administrative costs, enabling 100 percent of donations to go directly to the cause. For more information on The Folded Flag Foundation, including how to make a donation, please visit www.foldedflagfoundation.org/.
About the Charity Series of Poker
The Charity Series of Poker is a non-profit company founded to organize and promote charity poker tournaments and other events that raise money and awareness for worthy charities and causes. The Charity Series of Poker strives to make it easy for poker players and celebrities to give back to their communities and the world in a very tangible way while playing the game we all love.