Nearly $2,000,000 raised for the 12th Annual Take ‘Em to School Charity Poker Tournament hosted by the World Poker Tour Foundation.
The event, which took place Gotham Hall, Thursday, October 6, 2022 was sold out. It filled 30 tables with 10 players at each table and featured buy-ins ranging from $2,500 for a single seat to a $100,000 package offering 10 seats and 10 rebuys. All proceeds went directly to Education Reform Now (ERN), a non-profit organization that works to ensure all children have access to a high-quality public education.
Many esteemed guests participated in the charitable competition, including WPT Founder Steve Lipscomb, WPT Commentators Vince Van Patten, and Tony Dunst, poker pros Scotty Nguyen, Maria Ho, Moshin Charania, and Erik Seidel, Brian Koppelman, Nate Silver, former NFL player Justin Tuck, and former NBA players Rod Strickland, Latrell Sprewell, and Hall of Famer Kenny “the Jet” Smith who was also a keynote speaker.
Providing access to a high-quality education
“We’re proud to partner with the World Poker Tour Foundation on our event again this year, and greatly appreciate the continued support from our generous attendees,” said ERN President Shavar Jeffries. “At this critical time, with so many students and families facing additional educational challenges due to the pandemic, this event allows us to do even more to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.”
This was the 12th Take ’Em to School Charity Poker Tournament and sixth time the World Poker Tour Foundation has hosted the annual event. ERN is a non-profit organization that works to ensure all children have access to a high-quality public education. As a national advocacy group, ERN does this by pushing policy makers to invest in public education and proven programs that aid in closing educational opportunity gaps in the United States.
“WPT® and the World Poker Tour Foundation are proud to support worthy charities that make meaningful impacts in communities in need,” said WPT® CEO Adam Pliska. “Our partnership with ERN is a source of pride for us given their essential work in supporting public schools and education programs.”
Check the highlight videos from some of our previous events: