Monday, May 14, 2007

Save Darfur and win a trip to LA!

For some time now, I've been a supporter of the organisation which is lobbying to raise public awareness about the ongoing genocide in Darfur. They are doing amazing work.

George Clooney and other members of the cast of Ocean's 13 such as Brad Pitt and Don Cheadle have started their own charity called Not on Our Watch which - as well as lobbying - aims to generate lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for the people of Darfur.

PokerStars is giving this charity incredible backing. They are donating $1 million directly to the charity and also running three online tournaments to support it. The total prize pool from these tournaments (which only cost $10 to enter, with $10 rebuys, and $10 add-on) is going to Not on Our Watch and will be matched, $ for $, by PokerStars.

The prize for the top four players in the next tournament - which takes place 15.30ET (21.30 British summer time) on May 27 - is tickets to the June 5th premiere of Ocean's 13 in Los Angeles plus 2 nights hotel and $2k for travel/spending. The top 18 receive autographed copy of “Ocean's 13” DVD. Full details are on:

If you are able to play on PokerStars, PLEASE support this charity and take part in the tournament, and get your friends to take part too. If you are a journalist, PLEASE spread the word through your website, blog, publication etc.

I think PokerStars has been incredibly generous and I am thrilled they are supporting this cause. Please do take part.