Irvine, CA (February 9, 2023) – The World Poker Tour® and the One Drop Foundation are teaming up to further support One Drop Foundation’s mission of ensuring sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene to communities facing extreme barriers all around the world.
Both entities share a strong philanthropic commitment and have mobilized the poker community through premier poker events to raise much-needed charity funds in the past. Since 2012, the WPT® Foundation and the One Drop Foundation have raised a combined total of more than $70 million for global causes.
“WPT has always committed to giving back to those in need both locally and globally,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “Through the World Poker Tour Foundation™, we have utilized our position in the poker community to raise millions of dollars in funding for non-profit organizations, and we are eager to continue this charitable thread by teaming up with the incredible One Drop Foundation.”
Over the past ten years, the World Poker Tour Foundation has helped raise more than $45 million for over three-dozen global charities, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Conservation International, Education Reform Now, K9s for Warriors, NASCAR Foundation, TGR Foundation, Special Olympics, and World Central Kitchen.
“The One Drop Foundation has raised more than $25 million through poker events over the past decade,” said Alexandre Meunier, One Drop Foundation’s Chief Marketing and Events Officer. “We now look forward to the next milestone in our mission to improve access to safe water and living conditions for millions across the globe. We are confident the World Poker Tour is the ideal partner to help us achieve that goal, hand in hand with the global poker community.”
The partnership between WPT and the One Drop Foundation will see premier events hosted by WPT casino partners, globally. Look out for more exciting news in the near future.
For more information on the One Drop Foundation, visit onedrop.org.
For more information regarding this and all World Poker Tour events, visit WPT.com.
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