WPT Foundation Brings Charity Event To Minneapolis For Super Bowl Weekend

January 20, 2018
WPT Foundation Brings Charity Event To Minneapolis For Super Bowl Weekend


The World Poker Tour Foundation and Latitude are partnering to bring a charity event to Minneapolis, Minnesota. On Friday, February 2, Super Bowl Weekend starts early with a celebrity poker tournament fundraised titled “NVRFLD.”

The event takes place in the home of Super Bowl LII and brings together a crowd of celebrities and poker professionals to “Elevate Humanity.”

The tagline for the initiative is “Raise the stakes. Elevate the world.”

Helping the cause of many

All proceeds from the event go to support three noble causes. In a group effort with MATTER, Healing Haiti, and Starkey Hearing Foundation, the charity tournament has a focus on improving sustainable food solutions and healthcare access in third-world countries.

The efforts funded by the drive are the Haiti Fleri Farm, Zimbabwe Hospitals, and Zimbabwe Farm.

Popular faces attending

Celebrities scheduled to attend the event include WPT Commentator Tony Dunst, WPT Anchor Lynn Gilmartin, two-time WPT Champion Jonathan Little, and media personality Anna Khait.

Latitude and WPT Foundation team up

Latitude founder Jeremy Carroll highlighted the World Poker Tour Foundation as a great partner in pushing this event forward.

“I sought an opportunity to put our activation space to good use when the sports world converges in Minneapolis. By combining Latitude’s talent for designing experiences and the WPT Foundation’s leadership in tournament poker to create a once-in-a-lifetime poker event to benefit several non-profits that hit close to my heart. The NVRFLD event is on track to raise more than $1 million to benefit people living in poverty locally and abroad.”

WPT Foundation assists all year

The $1 million goes along with other charity adds on to other WPT charity events throughout the year including the annual Tiger Jam in Las Vegas, Nevada to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.

The full breadth of the amount of money raised by the WPT Foundation is in excess of $8 million, according to WPT CEO Adam Pliska. Some of the organizations the WPT Foundation has raised money for are Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Special Olympics.

“We are proud to add Latitude to the list of organizations we are partnered with,” Pliska said “Whether it is by helping to raise funds through a charity poker tournament, facilitating the attendance of our talent and players at these events to help showcase the cause, or featuring great organizations on the WPT’s platforms around the world, we believe it is our duty to continue to raise global awareness for critical issues and poker is the perfect vehicle to do so.”

To learn more about this event, visit nvrfld.com.

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