"All-In For Alayna" Pokerthon
We found this article on NJ.com about an adorable 2 year old from Atlantic City, NJ that lived through a nightmare. Alayna is currently in rehab after suffering from retinal hemorrhaging and bleeding on the brain. Then doctors discovered she also had a stroke which left her paralyzed on her left side.
Alyana's mom, Melissa, has been by her side the entire time and has not been able to go to work. They could definitely use some help paying bills and other living expenses.
With that being said, we are looking for poker players to join us for a pokerthon that will help raise money for Alayna and her mom. ALL proceeds will go to Alayna's GoFundMe page.
What is a pokerthon?
Our pokerthon concept uses the rules of a walkathon, but instead of walking miles, we use the blind of a poker tournament to raise money. Players who sign up will look for sponsors to either make a one time donation, or to pledge whatever amount they want per blind level the player reaches (i.e. Joe gets his mom to $1 per blind level. Joes reaches level 5 before losing all his chips. Joe's mom then makes a $5 donation right to Alayna's GoFundMe page).
Another cool feature is that this format allows players from all over the country to join us! The player also gets to choose their own event(s) to play either at a live event or online.
This is a perfect time to do this as the WSOP starts this week!
What if I don't play for real money?
No problem! You can still use the concept at your local bar league or play money sites!
How do I sign up?
Contact us and we will email you the forms to keep track of sponsors. You can also leave a comment below and we will contact you. We ask that you return the forms to us so we can keep track of all the sponsors.
How do I make the donation?
We ask that your sponsors make their own donations via the GoFundMe Page. This way everyone knows that their donation made it to Alayna. Please include #Pokerthon in your donation so we can keep track of donations made from this event!
Make it fun for your sponsors!
We encourage our players to do live updates while they play via Twitter, FB, Instagram, etc. Please use #AllIn4Alayna in your updates! Let's try to get this event trending!
We will be adding a list of players that potential sponsors can choose from.
Even if you can't play, you can still help out by sharing this event or inviting friends/family.
List of confirmed players:
(Please check out our google drive for player schedules)
Alayna's GoFundMe Page:
Alayna's story from NJ.com can be found here: