Up the Ante at Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada’s Fourth Annual Poker Tournament

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada (JA) announces its Fourth Annual Poker Tournament and VIP party on June 1. LAS VEGAS – Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada (JA) announces its Fourth Annual Poker Tournament and VIP party on June 1 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas and The Deuce Lounge.

 Poker professionals, aspiring players, spectators and party-goers are invited to attend this exciting fundraiser offering entertainment, food and drink, and a grand prize seat at the 2014 World Series of Poker’s Main Event (WSOP).

 The Texas Hold ‘em tournament provides poker participants the opportunity to showcase skills, learn new strategy and play against the best while trying to claim the highly-coveted WSOP seat. The annual event attracts some of poker’s most recognized faces, including WSOP bracelet winners Bobby Baldwin and Phil Hellmuth.

“JA is grateful for the support and response the community has showed for the last three years,” said Alan Diskin, president of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. “The generous participants, attendees and sponsors are the reason the event is successful and in turn why JA is able to continue its educational programs for the youth.” 

Junior Achievement ensures an event to remember for all in attendance. In addition to the   grand prize, qualifying players will receive cash and recreational prizes. A raffle giveaway and silent auction will provide participants with the chance to win a customized poker table, Caribbean vacation, show tickets, gift cards, and local stay and play packages.

All net proceeds, including admission, table sales, buy-ins and raffle tickets will be donated directly to Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. Last year’s event generated almost $120,000, providing educational enhancement for 20,000 students within the Clark County School District. This year, JA aims to raise $130,000 increasing its ability to offer educational assistance to students in the community.

Tournament registration is now open at www.jalasvegas.org. Participant buy-in is $250 per person with the grand prize being a seat in the 2014 World Series of Poker’s Main Event (valued at $10,000.)  Additional cash prizes are as follows:

2nd Place - $2,000

3rd Place - $1,000

4th Place - $750

5th Place - $500

Spectator and party passes are $100 prior to the event and $150 at the door. For more information on the Fourth Annual Poker Tournament or to learn more about Junior Achievement visit us online at www.jalasvegas.org , call 702-214-0500 or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada was established in 1996 and partners with the Clark County School District to ensure that students receive curriculum based financial literacy training in the classroom. During the 2013-2014 school year, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada will reach 20,000 kindergarten through twelfth-grade students in over 40 public and private schools and will utilize more than 500 volunteers to deliver programs that teach key financial concepts that will help students better understand the economy and their role in how the economy works.  For more information visit www.jalasvegas.org.