Playground Poker Club Bringing Hockey Legends to Felts Once Again; This Time to Support Youth Charity


After a sold-out and very successful NLH Hockey and Charity Poker event this past September that raised more than $50,000 for Cancer research, Playground Poker Club is pulling out all the stops once again; this time through a charity poker bounty tournament and Legends Banquet on December 4th, 2011 that will promise good times with hockey legends that include Henri Richard, Jean Beliveau, Yvan Cournoyer.

On top of the banquet celebrations and poker centered around the 102nd birthday of the Montreal Canadians, a live auction will be taking place and featuring autographed merchandise, pictures, memorabilia along with much more up for grabs; all with the goal of raising money for under privileged youth to have the opportunity to enjoy and play sports they could otherwise not afford.

“Playground is actively involved in many charities,” said an enthusiastic COO David Montour, adding; “We’ve raised roughly $75,000 through our past events and this event will allow us to assist young talented hockey players who simply don’t have the means to play the game.”

Tickets to the 2011 Legends Banquet will be $150 and include VIP access to rub elbows with the hockey greats, as well as food service from The Rail Coal Fired Bistro and takes place from 12PM to 2PM EST.

Ralph Backstrom, Donnie Marshall, Junior Langlois, Ab McDonald, Bobby Rousseau, Phil Goyette,Stéphane Richer, Chris Nilan, Sergio Momesso, Karl Dykhuis and Enrico Ciccone will all also be in attendance for the banquet.

After everybody is well fed, a $300+$50 Bounty Tournament will begin at 2:30PM EST, with the past hockey legends circulating the room for the first hour of play to shake hands, sign autographs and chat with the players. Bounties are set at a cool, crisp $100 a head, with a chance to triple the score by knocking out a hockey legend for $300 total!

“At Playground we’re always looking for ways to offer our players the best opportunity to win big and have a great time doing it. The increased bounties incentives in this tournament do that and will keep things interesting and make it even more fun for players to knock one another out of the event.” Montour continued. “In an effort to continue to cater to poker players, the hockey greats will circulate the poker room during the tournament to allow the players who don’t attend the banquet an opportunity to meet their hockey heroes of yesterday. Montreal is the centre of the hockey universe and we feel that Playground is the centre of the poker universe, so hosting an event like this is the perfect marriage for us.” said Playground Poker Club COO David Montour. “The event also coincides with the 102nd anniversary of Montreal’s hockey team, to add a little more historical flair.”

Players will start with 25,000 in tournament chips and 20 minute blind levels. Those interested in checking out just how much fun is had at PPC charity events can check out our photo galleries and recap from their prior hockey themed charity poker event.

To reserve your seat or for more details on purchasing tickets, E-mail for all the details.

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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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