Calgary Raises The Bet At The Children's Wish Foundation Poker Tournament

 

The Fundraiser Takes Place On Tuesday, March 29 at Cowboys Casino

CALGARY, March 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Calgarians are ready to call, fold, and most importantly, raise, at The Children's Wish Foundation's Poker Tournament. One of Children's Wish's major fundraising events plays a dual role this year as it is also the flagship event for Children's Wish Month.

Where: Cowboys Casino, 421, 12 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - Doors open at 5 p.m. with a poker lesson provided by Cowboys Casino at 5:30 p.m. followed by the cards hitting the felt at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $250 and include your buy-in to the tournament, access to the silent auction, dinner, and entertainment throughout the evening.

To register, please contact:
Susan Gordon, Development Coordinator Susan.Gordon@childrenswish.ca 403-265-3256
or visit www.childrenswish.ca/pokertournament/calgary

The Children's Wish Foundation Poker Tournament is presented by World Financial Group and media sponsors CJay 92, and Funny 1060FM.

About Children's Wish Month:
#ChildrensWishMonth is dedicated to celebrating the Wish Children, donors, and volunteers who allow The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to grant the most heartfelt Wish to children facing high-risk, life-threatening illnesses.

Already this year, we are experiencing unprecedented increases of wish referrals through our strong medical community relationships for our wishes granted to children with life-threatening illnesses. 'Children's Wish Month' is a time to rally Albertans to donate and support to Children's Wish to help us continue to grant the next most heartfelt wish.

To show your support for children dealing with life-threatening illnesses, use the hashtag #ChildrensWishMonth throughout the month of March.

About The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all-Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 30 years, Children's Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to more than 23,000 children and their families.

This year, the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes across the country with the help of volunteers and generous donors; that is approximately three wishes each and every day, all year long. The AB/NWT chapter of the Children's Wish Foundation has granted more than 2,000 Wishes and will grant more than 130 Wishes this year! Each wish is the child's most heartfelt wish, and carefully structured to meet the particular needs of the child and their family.

Already this year, we are experiencing unprecedented increases of wish referrals through our strong medical community relationships for our wishes granted to children with life-threatening illnesses. Now more than ever, we are encouraging Canadians to donate and support The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to help us continue to grant the next most heartfelt wish. Children's Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information and to donate.

Twitter: @ChildrensWishAB
Instagram: @childrenswishab
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChildrensWishAB/

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

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For further information: Rhys Dowbiggin, Communications Specialist, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, AB/NWT Chapter, T 587.880.3252, M 587.889.1613, E rhys.dowbiggin@childrenswish.ca

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