World Poker Tour®has a decade-long commitment to supporting philanthropy by helping to bring together many of the world’s best poker professionals and world’s biggest celebrities, sports figures and music entertainers to support non-profit programs of excellence. In March 2012, WPT® expanded its charitable efforts by forming WPT Foundation™, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and launching WPT Playing for a Better World™ which helps raise awareness and critical funds for non-profit programs of excellence through live charity events held during the course of each WPT season.
In August 2012, WPT Foundation added a new dimension to its charitable outreach by partnering with www.Charitybuzz.com to offer individuals the opportunity to support WPT Foundation and its chosen charities through a series of online auctions – running year round – where they can bid on one-of-a-kind prizes and experiences offered exclusively by World Poker Tour and its partners around the globe. With new auction items being added at www.Charitybuzz.com/wpt each week, this initiative will allow WPT Foundation to exponentially increase the support it provides to its roster of worthwhile charities by allowing individuals to make contributions from the comforts of their own homes.
ABOUT WPT FOUNDATION
WPT Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing World Poker Tour’s exceptional international platform to influence positive change on a global scale. The core of WPT Foundation’s fundraising efforts is the ongoing series of philanthropic poker events titled WPT Playing for a Better World. WPT Foundation and its associated charity events will help bring awareness and raise critical funds for non-profit programs of excellence. This unprecedented philanthropic effort is dedicated to improving our planet by supporting key charities in regards to human rights, education, world hunger and the environment.