Former major league baseballer Jeff Conine hosts the Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood as part of the property’s flagship Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. The tournament is ran in partnership with the Charity Series of Poker and begins August 9th at 7pm featuring a $300 buy-in benefiting the Conine Clubhouse at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
The event is preceded by a VIP reception and silent auction beginning at 5:30pm. For the non-poker players, a donation of $100 gains access to this exclusive gathering which will include complimentary food and beverages.
While August’s event marks the 7th annual running of the Celebrity Poker Classic, last year was the debut at the Seminole Hard Rock and the results were record breaking. More than 300 entries ponied up over $130,000 in charitable donations with Aron Dermer taking the cake as the tournament champion.
According to the foundation:
“Presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and hosted by the Charity Series of Poker, the Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic offers poker players at all levels a night of great entertainment and the opportunity to help families whose lives have been impacted by a child’s illness.”
Registration is available now in the Seminole Hard Rock poker room. Those looking to register online can visit ConinePokerClassic.org or contact the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Craig Cohen at email@example.com.