Winnings to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Middle Tennessee flood victims
(Nashville, Tenn. – June 4, 2010) Online social network and Country music lifestyle destination, Digital Rodeo
, is sponsoring the second annual Andy Griggs Celebrity Poker Tournament, to be held Thursday, June 10, at Cadillac Ranch in downtown Nashville.
Organized by Country recording artist and veteran World Series of Poker participant, Andy Griggs, the celebrity event debuted last year during CMA Music Festival week. Participants this year include: Casey Atwood (NASCAR driver), Stanton Barrett
(NASCAR driver and Hollywood stuntman), Jeff Bates, Bo Bice,
Bonnie Bishop, Due West, Kevin Dyson (former Tennessee Titan), Chelsea Field, Andy Griggs, Mickie James (musician and professional wrestler), Buddy Jewell, Mindy McCready, Gary Morris, Julie Roberts
, The Roys and more. Chris Blair (songwriter and owner of the Listening Room Café) will serve as this year’s host. All tournament winnings benefit charity organizations, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the victims of the recent Middle Tennessee floods.
“Last year’s tournament was kind of an experiment for us, since it was our first year doing it, but we were pleasantly surprised. The crowd was enthusiastic, Cadillac Ranch was a great choice of venue, and all of the players had a fun time, so we definitely wanted to do it again,” says Digital Rodeo Director of Marketing and Promotions John Pyne. “I think this is one of the more unique events going on during CMA Music Fest, and all of the winnings go to charity, so we’re thrilled to be sponsoring Andy’s tournament again this year.”
The celebrity poker tournament kicks off at 2 p.m. inside downtown venue Cadillac Ranch, with blackjack and craps also available to the public as part of the event. Poker chips are provided as part of the entry fee. An acoustic guitar pull follows the tournament at 5 p.m., and an online auction will be held as well. All winnings from the poker tournament are for charity purposes only. No gambling is permitted at the Andy Griggs Celebrity Poker Tournament.
“We are excited about our second annual celebrity poker tournament and all-star jam benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and this year, we are going to give some of the proceeds to the Nashville flood victims. So many people lost everything and had no insurance,” says Griggs. “This year’s tournament will have a nice mix of Country stars, pro athletes and other celebrities, so we’re looking forward to another successful event. It will be a fun time!”
To view Griggs’ online video series of poker tips, visit www.DigitalRodeo.com/AndyGriggs.
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