Daniel Negreanu And Vanessa Selbst will team up once again on September 27 to take part in a special charity poker tournament that will benefit the Urban Justice Center (UJC). Negreanu needs no introduction as he is arguably the best poker player in the history of the game winning more than $32 million in prize money according to the Hendon Mob.
Vanessa Selbst is currently the highest earning women’s poker player with close to $11 million in prize money and she is also a member on the UJC board and will host the “Justice is Blinds” event at Capitale on September 27 at New York City. The event will take place at 7 pm and a VIP event is scheduled to take place before that at 6 pm. Selbst had called on Negreanu in 2015 to help raise funds for UJC and this year has once again asked Negreanu to be a part of the fund raising efforts.
Selbst strong believes in UJC’s outreach and has called on her peers to be a part of the program as UJC’s beneficial charity event will give players a chance to win a seat at the Poker Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and also have a fun time with plenty of food and drinks on offer. The ticket to the PCA is estimated to be around $11,000.
The UJC has been around for the last three decades and has served the community extensively. Doug Lasdon, Executive Director and Founder of the Urban Justice Center said that UJC was excited to once again work with Selbst and Negreanu and host this special charity event. UJC provides free legal advice, community education, systemic advocacy and political organizing to those who are in need of these services but cannot afford to pay for them. The proceeds from the charity poker event will go to UJC who will use the funds to continue their outreach.
In a statement, Negreanu said “Poker has become the most popular way to raise money for charity events globally. I’m honored and happy to support Vanessa Selbst in her efforts to raise money and awareness for the Urban Justice Center. It’s great to see so many poker players finding ways to contribute to society in a meaningful way.”
There will also be a number of other prizes to be won at the charity event which includes tickets to the NBA, NFL and a number of live concerts.