Last year I participated in a Texas hold’em poker tournament with Ira Glass, David Cross and Michael Ian Black. The tournament was to raise money for 826NYC a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. I not only raised some money for a good cause but I finished 5th in the poker tournament.
On Saturday April 17th, 2010 there will be another tournament and I hope to raise even more money for 826 NYC and I’m asking for your help.
My goal this year is to raise $826. This is no difficult task as it is nearly a week away. That is why I’m asking people that have a steady income or are independently wealthy to donate what they feel comfortable with. Ideally I can find 50 people who are capable of donating $17 each and help me exceed my goal.
This is no easy task I pretty much need to find 8 people each day to donate to the cause.
I ask if you can spare a little money for a good cause please donate here.
For the next week you will be hearing updates about the fund raising efforts as well some simple tactics I’ll be using to raise these funds. I’m sure you will be hearing from me soon.
I thank you in advance for your donation.
Here’s a little video about 826NYC…
Please help me by spreading the word if you can too! Thanks.