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The Ultimate Famous Charity Weekend

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Published on:
Aug/14/2008

Join the world's biggest celebrities, rock stars and pros to help end the crisis in Darfur

This weekend, UltimateBet is partnering with Ante Up For Africa in support of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. Our goal is to raise as much cash as possible in hopes of making a dramatic difference in the lives of those affected by the crisis in Darfur, Sudan.

But it's not all just serious business. We want to make this an experience of a lifetime for all our players. So we've recruited some of the biggest Hollywood celebrities, music's biggest stars and the best poker players in the world to be a part of this weekend's lineup of tournaments. We�re also putting some of crazy-good prizes on the line. Here's a rundown on what you can expect.

Participants: Don Cheadle, Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, Mark "P0ker H0" Kroon, Gary "Debo34" DeBernardi, Shawn Rice, Tiffany Michelle, Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy and James "POKERPRO33" Campbell

Prizes: In addition to the cash prize pool in each tournament, we're adding some more free stuff to the mix including Aruba 100-seat entries for September 13th, UB gear, iAmplify Phil Hellmuth White belt to Black belt courses, AUFA Christian Audigier autographed T-shirts, magazine subscriptions, gas cards and other tournament entries.

Schedule: There are multiple chances this weekend to play with the stars and support an incredible cause. The tournament fee for each Texas Hold�em event will be donated to Ante Up For Africa. The buy-in will go towards the prize pool. Additional prizes as mentioned above will be added to the mix.

Friday, August 15th

8pm ET - $10+10

  • Hosted by Phil Hellmuth

9pm ET - $20+20

  • Hosted by Annie Duke

Saturday, August 16th

5pm ET - $20+20

  • Hosted by UB Star Players Team

6pm ET - $10+10

  • Hosted by Annie Duke & Don Cheadle

Sunday, August 17th

5pm ET - $10+10

  • Hosted by JohnnyBax

6pm ET - $20+20

  • Hosted by Online Team UB

Other Ways to Give: If you're unable to play but still want to help, you can donate money in $10, $25, $50 and $100 increments. Go to the Scheduled Tournaments tab, click on Private and locate Ante Up For Africa Donations. Please note that these tournaments will not run. They act as a donation placeholder only.

Bid on our featured auction item

Poker lesson with Annie Duke

More information on Ante Up For Africa can be found at www.anteupforafrica.org Thank you for your support. Learn more about the Darfur conflict here.

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