It’s with great pride and excitement that we can announce after more than 400 events around Australia, Poker Deluxe has reached our goal of helping various charities and sporting clubs raise over $1 million.
Funds raised for sporting clubs have been used to buy new equipment, make upgrades to ageing facilities and assist their junior and senior teams with cost of travel to compete at regional, national and international events.
In addition to helping grass roots sporting clubs, Poker Deluxe have also been able to assist many reputable charities, such as The Starlight Foundation, Queensland Flood Relief, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, Variety Club, Movember and Sids and Kids. We worked together to raise much needed funds for medical research, support and treatment.
On top of the $1 Million that has been raised, Poker Deluxe has also awarded over $750,000 in prizes to the players who have shown their support by attending their local sporting fundraiser or charity poker fundraiser. This staggering prize list includes over 250 x 50″ plasmas TVs, poker tables, JB HiFi vouchers, gold class movie tickets, chipsets, wine and, last but not least, over 200 Thailand and Bali holiday packages at five-star resorts. So not only are sporting clubs and charities benefitting, but so are their guests.
We’d like to thank all the many clubs and people who have held their fundraising events with us, especially to those who have returned year after year, because without your support, we’d never have been able to reach this milestone.
And finally, a huge thank you to the man who started it all from humble beginnings at Poker Deluxe, Paul Walvisch, whose vision, hard work and amazing team of staff and partners made it possible.
So if you’re a sporting club or charity on the lookout for a new and unique fundraising ideas, then a Poker Deluxe fundraiser is just the thing to earn you a guaranteed $1,000 profit* and help us start on the next goal of $2 million raised!
Thanks again to everyone and may the flop be with you.