(Nashville, TN – April 6, 2009) Digital Rodeo will sponsor Nashville’s first ever Andy Griggs Celebrity Poker Tournament, to be held Thursday, June 11 at Cadillac Ranch.
“We got to know Andy and learned of his involvement with the World Series of Poker,” says Digital Rodeo Director of Marketing and Promotions John Pyne. “Digital Rodeo is continually trying to create unique country music events, and we felt like a celebrity poker game was a great way to benefit a wonderful organization like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Judging by the early response to this event, we’re anticipating an incredible turn out from both the artists and fans.”
Country recording artist and World Series of Poker main event participant, Andy Griggs, will host the event, beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. An artist “in-the-round” jam session will follow at 5:30 p.m. A silent auction and door prize with five separate drawings will also be held.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the guys at Digital Rodeo again and raise money for some really great causes,” says Griggs. “I know this is going to be a great event because everybody wins – the fans get a chance to see some of their favorite celebrities interact and compete, we get a chance to play some music and some poker, and the charities get all the proceeds. It’s a win-win-win situation.”
Celebrity players from country music, sports, film and television, as well as professional poker players, will participate in the tournament. Confirmed attendees will be posted online at www.DigitalRodeo.com and www.AndyGriggs.com.
Griggs is the first country artist to receive sponsorship into the main event at the World Series of Poker. He outlasted every non-poker celebrity in the tournament, including his sponsor, WSOP champion Doyle Brunson. Griggs went on to register an impressive finish in the top 12 percent of the 2008 competition.
Currently, DigitalRodeo.com is featuring a weekly poker tip from Griggs on his profile page at www.DigitalRodeo.com/AndyGriggs. The clips offer advice on a variety of topics, including how to bet, gauging facial expressions, reading your cards and learning to interpret body language.
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