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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.
10¢ of every addon is the ONLY "rake" on the 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.
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.
Second charity TBD for the next $100 donation.
Suggestion: Cub Scout Pack 619 or Phoenix Children's Hospital NICU or The 100 Club? Come to the next meeting to vote, and if you can't make it, let us know what charity you'd like tossed into the hat for consideration by the members at large!
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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