Dec 29 Freeroll
AZ Poker Tour
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Real Concern. Real Giving. Real Community.
One of the seven principals of a co-operative is “concern for community”. Real Poker members have elected to donate 1% of gross revenue from all Add-ons to local charitable concerns. Members nominate, vet, and approve each charity by majority vote at regular membership meetings.
At present, the "philanthropy fund" is disbursed once it reaches $100. Once the club is up and running at capacity, a different charitable concern will be the recipient of the entire fund collected. We can elect to donate money every month or two months from 1% of the addons (which will exceed $100), or keep the fund open as we do now, until it reaches a predetermined amount. That amount is presently set at $100, but could be increased to $200 or more as appropriate.
1% of the addon is the ONLY "rake" on addons at AGPT events. The majority of all addons (85-95%) goes to the instant prize pool, with the remainder funding the Member Benefit Fund -- various reserves for points, high hands, freerolls, etc. The members approve these disbursals and they are periodically tweaked as we continue to fine tune the AGPT model.
Next Donation of $100 to be made to
Cub Scout Pack 619
North Phoenix AZ
Our next $100 charitable recipient is Cub Scouts Pack 619, which serves the north Phoenix community and consists of scouts (boys and girls) ranging from 1st grade through 5th grade. Pack 619 emphasizes character development, leadership, learning about the community, family understanding and personal fitness.
Donation made on September 4, 2018
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (501c3)
$100 donated on behalf of
the members of Real Poker LLC
to the REAL MEN WEAR PINK of Phoenix Campaign
Every year, prominent men in the Valley take a stand against breast cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society through their participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Real Poker member Lem Narvas is one of these men, and throughout the month of October, Real Men Wear Pink candidates will encourage men and women in their lives and in the community to take action in the fight for a world without breast cancer. Lem is very passionate about this cause, as our many of our members. Next year, we hope to debut a Real Men Wear Pink or October Pink cancer awareness table felt created for year-round use.
Real Poker LLC is a private, membership club operating as a not-for-profit 501c7 (pending) cooperative. Real Poker has created the Arizona Poker Tour as a series of amusement gambling poker tournaments (APGTs) in furtherance of our exempt purpose: the proliferation of the play, understanding, and appreciation of poker in Arizona. This includes, but is not limited to, those 7 of 15 counties without access to a professionally dealt, competitive game.
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