2010 Phamily Poker ClassicThe Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce THE PHAMILY POKER CLASSIC, a no-limit Texas Hold’em Tournament in Atlantic City to take place in the Tropicana’s poker room on the afternoons of October 30 (tournament) and 31 (final table).  There will be both CASH and non-cash prizes, and some of the $120 ticket price (the “buy-in”) will benefit the Foundation.  This event is being graciously organized by Phish fan Kevin Young, with the assistance of others including Foundation volunteers, and none of us are benefiting financially from this event.  For more details and to purchase tickets, please see the event’s website.  If you play, you will not miss any Phish.  So please, make a hand for Mockingbird, and don’t delay in purchasing tickets, as this event is expected to sell-out.  It is unlikely that tickets (seats) will be sold at the door.

Whether you play poker or not, and especially if you enjoy using the advertisement-free Phish.Net, please consider donating an “ante” or “blind” — $5 or $10 — to the Foundation.  Your donation is fully tax-deductible.  The Foundation is run entirely by volunteers with very little overhead. Your support for music education is greatly needed and appreciated.

Some individuals will play in the Tournament as “bounty players” for the Foundation, with non-cash prizes to be awarded to any player who busts them out of the Tournament.  (One bounty player per table is expected.)  If you have anything that you would like to donate for the benefit of the non-cash prize pool, then please email charlie at phish.net.  We would enormously appreciate your support.  We anticipate that there will be a table and some space on hand at this event for use by the Foundation, where the prizes may be viewed by Tournament participants and non-participants alike.

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