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Eighth Annual Take ‘Em to School Poker Tournament To Benefit Education Reform Now Takes Place July 26, 2017 at Gotham Hall in New York City

Los Angeles, CA (May 13, 2017) The Eighth Annual Take ‘Em to School Poker Tournament to benefit Education Reform Now, presented by the World Poker Tour Foundation, takes place Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Starting at 6 p.m. ET, this year’s Take ‘Em to School Poker Tournament features 250 poker players competing for great prizes all to raise funds for ERN’s work to advance high-quality, public education for all students. Past prizes have included golf outings at exclusive clubs, power lunches with top investors, World Poker Tour gifts and apparel, and more.

Celebrity attendees and special guests have included poker stars Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel, Layne Flack, Vanessa Selbst, Andy Frankenberger, and Samantha Abernathy; sports icons Alex Kovalev, John Starks, Dwight Gooden, Charles Smith, and Allan Houston; Avenue Capital Founder and Milwaukee Bucks Owner Marc Lasry; co-creator of the hit Showtime series Billions and co-writer of poker blockbuster Rounders Brian Koppelman; America’s Next Top Model contestant Jamie Rae and Shannon Elizabeth from American Pie.

WPT commentators Tony Dunst and Vince Van Patten are attending this year, as is Lynn Gilmartin, anchor of the World Poker Tour.

Take a look at the highlight video from last year’s event:

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