PokerStars and PPA Provide Warmth

PokerStars and PPA Provide Warmth

Friday, 21 December 2012

In an effort to spread some poker cheer this Christmas PokerStars has teamed up with the Poker Players Alliance to help deliver some much needed supplies to those still affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Hitting the East Coast of America in late October, Hurricane Sandy devastated millions of lives and caused almost irreversible damage to a number of towns and cities.

With the cleanup operation still taking place, PokerStars and the PPA have decided to do their bit to help victims still suffering from the destruction caused by the tropical storm.

Armed with boxes full of PokerStars clothing, Drew Lesofski, the PPA’s Grassroots Director, met with local charities in New Jersey to distribute a range of fleeces and hoodies to the hordes of people waiting in line outside the American Legion Hall in Keansburg, NJ.

The benevolence of the poker community is something that’s continued to grow year-on-year since the industry boomed.

Indeed, charity events, fundraisers and, of course, this year’s Big One for One Drop have all demonstrated the power of goodwill flowing through poker players across the world.

Commenting on their effort to help the hurricane victims, Lesofski said: “Warm clothing is a cherished item for those affected by the storm and the community was so grateful for the donations. I am proud that we could help, even in a small way, those who have literally been left with nothing due to Sandy’s devastation.”

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Tags: PokerStars, Poker Player Alliance, charity