Monday, August 09, 2010

World Poker Tour poker tournament this Wed., Aug. 11th to benefit the REACH program

Last but not least, a final reminder: If you're in NYC next Wednesday, I hope you'll join me at a World Poker Tour poker tournament to benefit the Rewarding Achievement (REACH) program that I co-founded a few years ago that gives inner-city high school students academic support and scholarships for passing AP exams. 

David Einhorn, Bill Ackman and John and Mike Sabat have all purchased tables, and prizes for the winners of the tournament include your choice of lunch with Bill, David or Michael Porter, five nights at world-class private beach home in Lamu, Kenya, golf and auto racing packages, among others.

Below and attached is the invite.  Seats for poker players are $1,000; if you just want to come for the cocktail reception, it's $175.  You can register at:


I hope to see you there!


PS—At 11am that morning (Aug. 11th), over 1,000 of NYC's hardest working, highest achieving students are coming to pick up their checks at the JP Morgan Chase branch at 1411 Broadway (at 39th Street), where there will be a big press conference, etc. to celebrate their success.  If you'd like to come (it's free of course), please email: Cori Okabayashi at Chase:


PPS—Here's an article about it:

·         03 Aug 2010 at 12:30 PM

Play David Einhorn In Poker And Then Make Him Take You To Lunch

Do you have plans on August 11? Do you fancy yourself a poker player? A really good poker player? Do you think you could beat David Einhorn, even if he's wearing his lucky sweatshirt? Do you think it would not be so awkward that the two of you could then enjoy a meal together and talk shop after which he picks up the tab? (Go with me on this as I think I might have something you'll be interested in.)

If you answered yes to most of the above and also consider yourself a fan of humanity, helping others and all that jazz, you should most definitely clear your schedule next Wednesday and sign up for a World Poker Tournament benefiting the Rewarding Achievement (REACH) program, which was co-founded by Bill Ackman and Whitney Tilson and gives inner-city high school students academic support and scholarships for passing AP exams. The event is taking place at the Prince George Ballroom in New York and Einhorn (your competition) will be playing, as will Ackman and Tilson. Prizes for winners include the aforementioned meal (a lunch), with Bill, David or Michael Porter, five nights at a "world-class private beach home in Lamu, Kenya," golf and auto racing packages (you get your own car and instructor for the day), and more. Alternatively, if you're not one for cards but still want to help kids, you can also just register for the cocktail hour. I expect you all to be there.

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