Latitude is teaming up with the WPT Foundation to bring a celebrity and amateur poker event for charity to Minneapolis. Join us for the event, play alongside the pros, and elevate humanity. It’s the one night of poker when everyone wins.
Friday, February 2nd, 2018
718 Washington Ave N., MPLS, MN
Doors open at 5:30 | First Hand 6:30
In partnership with MATTER, Healing Haiti, and Starkey Hearing Foundation, all proceeds from this event will aid in change around the world, from sustainable food solutions to healthcare access. More details can be found below.
Play alongside pros and amateurs alike at this inaugural NVRFLD Texas Holdem event. Spaces are limited, so register today.
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WPT Commentator Tony Dunst originally joined the World Poker Tour as host of the WPT Raw Deal during Season IX after winning the role through an open casting competition that included some of poker’s most recognizable faces. During his time as host, Dunst appeared in 140 WPT Raw Deal segments. In addition to joining the WPT Champions Club in 2013 during Season XII of the World Poker Tour, Dunst has appeared at five WPT final tables, traveled the globe playing in the world’s most competitive poker tournaments, and written extensively about the game. Since Dunst began with the World Poker Tour, the WPT has expanded from 14 to more than 60 locations around the world, and his relatable approach has helped usher in a wider audience.
WPT Anchor Lynn Gilmartin joined the World Poker Tour for Season 12 in 2013. Lynn has worked in the poker industry since 2009, with experience that includes serving as a poker anchor on ESPN Australia.
An Irish-born Australian, Lynn has traveled the world covering poker. In addition to her work in the poker industry, Lynn is also a certified holistic health coach and owns Jooce Bar, a smoothie and juice bar also serving superfood bowls, in Palm Cove, Australia.
Jonathan Little is a two-time WPT champion with nearly $7 million in live tournament earnings. He won his first World Poker Tour title in 2007 before securing his second WPT title in 2008. Little has authored several poker books, including the best-selling Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em, and is one of the industry’s top poker coaches.
Anna Khait is a poker player and media personality who was a contestant on the CBS show Survivor in 2016. Khait was originally born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, before her family sought a better opportunity in the United States. Recently, Khait won the 2017 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and WPT Foundation All In for Kids Poker Tournament.
Poker is the second largest philanthropic sporting event in the world. Anyone can play. In fact, first-timers often find themselves at the final table. Beginner’s luck may be one thing, but if you join us for the event, you will be elevating humanity regardless of how many hands you’ll be dealt. And that’s what it’s all about—never giving up or turning our backs on the world around us.
Haiti Fleri Farm
One-third of the population in Haiti is food insecure and one-fifth of the children there are malnourished. And though half of the population works in agriculture, poor yields and a lack of diversity in nutrition lead to the food insecurity. The success of the NVRFLD poker tournament provides a unique opportunity to impact the nutritional health of families through the development of a sustainable, 30-acre farm in Cite Soleil.
The Victoria Falls and Lukosi Hospitals in Zimbabwe are operating under dire circumstances, not to mention, improper sterilization and unsanitary conditions. Through the success of the NVRFLD poker tournament, MATTER will work with Zimbabwe partners to fully equip the Lukosi Maternity Hospital with new beds, ultrasound capabilities, an operating theater, exam rooms, a birthing room and recovery area. As for the Victoria Hospital, new equipment will be installed in their maternity ward, labor and delivery ward, and neonatal unit.
The success of the NVRFLD event will also allow for the design and implementation of a community farm on the grounds of Lukosi Maternity Hospital so that nutrient rich foods are available for expecting mothers. This farm will also serve as a community and training hub that assists and empowers families in the area to create their own plots on the farm. And therefore, they can serve the greater community.