- WPT and One Drop Foundation form partnership to raise funds for charity
- One Drop has a rich history of working with the poker community to raise funds
- WPT will announce special events that will benefit One Drop in the near future
The global real money poker community does their share to raise funds for charity each year by organizing a variety of charity based events, partnering with charities around the world and making significant financial contributions.
World Poker Tour and One Drop Partnership
The World Poker Tour (WPT), which is one of the most recognizable poker brands in the worldConservation International, Special Olympics and the NASCAR Foundation.
Adam Pliska, WPT CEO said that the WPT brand had leveraged its standing in the industry over the years to raise millions of dollars for international and local not for profit organizations. Pliska said the new partnership with the One Drop foundation will enable the WPT to continue its commitment to give back to worthy causes around the world.
One Drop Foundation Strong Ties To Poker
The One Drop Foundation has strong ties to the poker community. The Foundation was established by Cirque du Soleil founder and high stakes poker pro Guy Laliberte in 2007. His goal was to use the One Drop foundation to raise and donate C$100 million within 25 years to help people around the world get access to clean drinking water.
The One Drop Foundation made headlines in the poker community when it teamed up with the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The WSOP over the years have run a number of popular One Drop poker tournaments under the Big One for One Drop with a $1 million buy-in. The WSOP has also hosted smaller One Drop events where the buy-ins range from $1,111 to $111,111.
With the new WPT partnership, poker players can look forward to some exciting WPT events which will be made public in the coming weeks.