Keep Memory Alive Hosts Second Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament on Sept. 27 with Jack Binion
The evening of poker and philanthropy will support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against brain disorders
Keep Memory Alive is raising the stakes for brain health during the second annual Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. Hosted by casino legend Jack Binion, proceeds from the tournament will support the work of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and more.
Open to all players 21 and older from beginner to advanced skill levels, the tournament is a $500 initial buy-in, with a first-place prize of $10,000. Runners-up will score exclusive chef dinners, awe-inspiring trips, exquisite jewelry, and first-class wine. Last year, Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson, Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu, Barry Shulman, Jack McClelland, and Jon Taffer played alongside participants.
Guests will enjoy cuisine from Clique Hospitality venues, including Bottiglia, Borracha, Greene St. Kitchen, Hearthstone, and more, along with cocktails from Casa Dragones. Exciting silent auction packages will be up for bid, along with a roulette table and other entertainment.
General admission tickets are also available for $125 per person for those not wishing to participate in the tournament, but still wanting to go all-in for brain health and support Keep Memory Alive.
“Last year’s inaugural event was so much fun, we knew we had to bring it back this year,” said Camille Ruvo, Keep Memory Alive’s vice-chairwoman and co-founder. Research suggests that mental fitness, including learning and honing a skill overtime is good for your brain, so players really are going all in for brain health.”
To register for the tournament or to purchase tickets, visit keepmemoryalive.org/events. For event updates, upcoming announcements, or additional information, visit keepmemoryalive.org or follow on Instagram @keepmemoryalive, Twitter @keepmemoryalive, and facebook.com/keepmemoryalive.
About Keep Memory Alive:
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas. For additional information, call (702) 263-9797 or visit keepmemoryalive.org.