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04/28/2011 - By New York, New York


Warriors superstar David Lee joined more than 400 poker enthusiasts at Poker4Life™ charity poker tournament in New York City.

On April 28, 2011, 290 poker players including Former NY Ranger Ron Dugay took part in the sixth annual event to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at the Manhattan Auto Company. Since 2005, Poker4Life™ has raised more than $1,000,000 to find a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury.

Over the years, a seat at Poker4Life’s final table has become one of the most sought after in New York City. Playing for a spot in 2011 were actress/model Sabina Gadecki; Ron Dugay of the New York Rangers, Christopher Murney star of “Slap Shots”; NBA All Stars David Lee and Charles Smith of the New York Knicks; and professional poker players Bill Gazes and Olivier Busquet.

Poker4Life™ was founded by a love of the game of poker and the desire to help make a difference in the world through the support of non-profit organizations. An innovative concept developed by Ethan Ruby and Jeremy Schwartz to raise funds for important and much needed research through the game of poker. Ruby and Schwartz started Poker4Life™ in 2005 with a 30-person poker tournament in a NYC bar. The concept of Poker4Life™ is to provide a forum for professional, amateur and celebrity poker players to support charitable organizations.

Event sponsors include Manhattan Automobile Company, Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas, MGM GRAND Las Vegas, Poker Players Alliance, Charity Sports Auctions, Wizard Studios, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, ZYR Vodka, Tony’s DiNapoli, and MOR DESIGN.

Photos: Jay Beber

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