Underwater Poker Fundraiser

Underwater Poker Fundraiser

Friday, 31 October 2014

We've heard of players going into the tank but this is ridiculous. A scuba diving club in America is hosting a special underwater tournament with all funds raised going to charity.

The High Plains Scuba club in Colorado will be hosting the unlikely event on 7 November with the money benefiting the Veterans Helping Veterans Now organisation.

Non divers are welcome to join the action but space is limited so dive in quickly if you fancy a game in a very strange location.

The first European underwater poker tournament took place at Ponds Forge in Sheffield last year. Players and sponsors raised £6,500 for Macmillan Cancer Research.

George Forsyth, from Napoleons Casino in Owlerton, Sheffield, said: “It was great to see so many people come to witness this one-off event. An underwater poker match is such a fantastic and unique idea and I’m ecstatic the day was such a great success and plenty of money was raised for Macmillan.”

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