“Poker in Paradise” fundraiser–Play poker against Mike ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi & win tickets to the Breeders’ Cup
Play Poker Against Mike “The Grinder” Mizrachi and Win Tickets to the Breeders’ Cup
CARMA to hold its 5th annual “Poker in Paradise” for retired racehorses
Bring your best poker face to Del Mar on Saturday, July 21, to help support retired racehorses. California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) will host its 5th annual charity poker tournament, “Poker in Paradise – A Night Under the Stars,” at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel at 6:30 p.m.
Your donation will not only go toward a worthy cause, you’ll get a chance to play against poker pro/celeb Mike “The Grinder” Mizrachi, a winner of the World Series of Poker $50,000 Players Championship. The grand prize of the night will be a Breeders’ Cup package for two, which includes two Club Theater seats for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at Santa Anita Park, and two VIP party tickets. In addition, players who reach the final table of eight will win a seat at the Breeders’ Cup Celebrity Poker Invitational on Oct. 30 in Los Angeles.
Poker in Paradise attendees, for a $20 donation, will enjoy the laid-back tropical paradise theme along with appetizers that include sliders and a mashed potato martini bar. Guests will mix and mingle with racehorse owners, trainers and jockeys.
Individual poker players enter into the Texas Hold ’Em tournament for a $200 donation. Corporate tables for eight players are available for a $3,000 donation. Register for the event by July 1st and receive a complimentary Clubhouse Pass valid any single day of the 2012 Del Mar race meeting.
“We are so pleased that the Breeders’ Cup is a partner in this year’s ‘Poker in Paradise’ event,” said CARMA Board Chair Madeline Auerbach. “People who attend the event always have a great time and are so generous to support our work to help the horses in our racing community. We look forward to seeing everyone back again and welcome ‘The Grinder’ to the event.”
Tickets for the Poker in Paradise event are now available at www.carma4horses.org. For information please call (626) 574-6622 or email info@CARMA4horses.org. The Del Mar Hilton hotel is located at 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, California 92014. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.
CARMA is a charitable 501 (c)(3) organization formed to assist Thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations that care for and retrain horses who raced in California and whose racing careers have ended. CARMA ensures the racehorses have retirement options by managing and disbursing funds to qualified charities. Since its inception in 2008, CARMA has granted more than $1.08 million, and more than 80 percent of the funds raised are used in the day-to-day care of these horses.