I'd like to take a moment to point you all in the direction of ForPeyton.com
, a website set up to help a little girl named Peyton whose mother passed away earlier this year from small cell ovarian cancer. This isn't the first time we have discussed this at Card Squad, but it is certainly worth repeating, and repeating, and repeating some more. The generosity of fellow poker players in helping those who are less fortunate is something that I am always amazed by and extremely proud of, and is something that sets this community apart from other clubs, groups, or organizations. In this case, poker players, bloggers, friends and family have joined to raise money for Peyton's future, as well as for small cell ovarian cancer research.
In the past I mentioned that professional poker players have made cash donations to the ForPeyton
fund including Phil Hellmuth, Gavin Smith, and Josh Arieh, who each generously donated $2,000. If you are personally interested in contributing you may make a donation directly or bid on one of their eBay auctions - details to follow - and get yourself some poker swag. You have just under three days to place your bids, so head over to eBay via the links below.
Current auctions are as follows: Greg "Fossilman" Raymer Package - includes autographed fossil & t-shirt and PokerStars tote
Starting bid: $45
Current bid: $70Poker Table signed by over 30 professional poker players
Starting bid $5000 USD
As stated on the eBay page: This table, donated by Lucky Leahy's and Bluff Magazine at the 2006 World Series of Poker, has been signed by over 30 poker professionals. The list includes:
Perry Friedman, Jeff Madsen, Phil Gordon, Hoyt Corkins, Mike Laing, Robert Williamson, Ross Boatman, John "Johnny Quads" Wenzel, Andy Bloch, Joe Sebok, Marsha Waggoner, Barry Greenstein, David Pham, Erik Seidel, Huck Seed, Tom McIvor, Max Shapiro, Kenna James, An Tran, Berry Johnston, Clonie Gowan, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Humberto Brenes, Vanessa Rousso, Susie Isaac, Chris Bigler, John Juanda, Andy Black, Ken Einiger, Phil Hellmuth Jr., Johnny Chan, Gavin Smith, and Frank Henderson. Autographed Mike "The Mouth" Matusow basketball jersey, XL
Starting bid: $50
Current bid: $100Bobby Bracelet, Donkey Puncher, AlCantHang HUGE Package
Starting bid: $50
Current bid: $360
Details of this package can be found on the eBay page linked above.
Please remember, if you don't want to bid on one of the above auctions, monetary donations are accepted at the ForPeyton
website. If you have any questions regarding this auction or how you can help otherwise, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help or get you the appropriate person to contact you.