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“Slay Cancer with Poker” to benefit the Tyler Robinson Foundation

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 9, 2020) – Poker superstar Daniel Negreanu, Austin "Chumlee" Russell from Pawn Stars, WSOP bracelet winner Dutch Boyd and members from Imagine Dragons, are all in for “Slay Cancer with Poker,” the upcoming charity poker event in partnership with the Charity Series of Poker to benefit the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY® Award-winning band Imagine Dragons dedicated to supporting children battling childhood cancer. The $300 buy-in charity poker event with $100 re-buys and $100 add-ons will take place at View Nightclub at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.



“Slay Cancer with Poker” will begin with an open bar reception and hors d’oeuvres at 3:30 p.m. PST. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST, players can compete to win the grand prize of a $10,000 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event seat. Additionally, there will be $1,000 cash bonuses for purchasing the most rebuys and for the chip leader, bounty prizes, and many other prizes including a silent auction and 50/50 cash raffle drawing.

All net proceeds from the event will benefit TRF. TRF has raised more than $10 million to support families battling childhood cancer by providing grants to offset the many unseen costs associated with treatment. More than 1,000 families have benefited from TRF support. The Foundation continues to grow its efforts for families through a number of awareness and fundraising initiatives.

Players can get more information, pre-register online, donate, or bid on silent auction items from anywhere in the world at TRFCSOP.givesmart.com.


Sponsors for TRF’s “Slay Cancer with Poker” charity event include All American Dave’s Fit Food TruckBeckwith PrintingBrad Garrett's Comedy ClubGaetano BrandGlobal Poker IndexJB Public RelationsKlarity LifeLake Las Vegas Water SportsLas Vegas ATV ToursPokerNewsProfessional Massage Inc.Revolt TattoosRight Touch TrophiesRunGoodGearSofa King CreativeSpade Sun ShadesUltimate Boat Racing ExperienceVegas Sports Shop and VerStandig Law.


For more information, including poker rules, sponsorship and volunteering opportunities, please contact Kim Gradisher at kim@trf.org and Ashley Burney at ashley@trf.org


About the Tyler Robinson Foundation

The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) helps strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing grants specifically to offset out-of-pocket life expenses. TRF is the nonprofit organization of the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons. TRF meets a critical need in communities across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Malaysia. Each year, one in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer. While many pediatric cancer organizations focus on growing awareness and support for families with the physical and emotional toll of a diagnosis, the huge financial hardship cancer treatment places on families is rarely discussed. More than 85-percent of every dollar TRF raises goes right to families in need. For more information, visit TRF.org and follow TRF on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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