PokerStars India has announced a seven-day charity online poker tournament series 'Play For A Cause'. The series will run from October 2-8 to celebrate the annual Daan Utsav festival.
It will be hosted with United Way of Chennai to support seven non-profit organisations. The aim is to encourage players to not only enjoy a good game but also experience the joy of giving.
A Rs. 500 event will raise funds for a different charity each day of the series. All funds raised will be donated to causes including vocational training for the unemployed, meals for hospital patients and relatives, sanitary pads for underprivileged women, and athletics programs for communities.
The seven beneficiary organisations are Goonj, Seva Kitchen, Bridge of Sports, Manjhi Development Foundation, Pad Squad, Involve Education and United Way of Chennai.
"We are humbled to work with United Way of Chennai and join in the joy of giving. It is inspiring to see the good work that each of these organisations continues to drive and, with the generous support of our players, we are happy to do our small part. Daan Ustav inspires everyone to come together as one community to alleviate existing issues and we will continue to find more opportunities to dedicate our-selves towards driving a change," said Ankur Dewani, CEO, Sachiko Gaming.
"Charity tournaments are a great way to raise awareness and funds for relevant causes. I am so happy to be a part of PokerStars India's initiative as several of these causes are very dear to me. As we enter the festive season, there is no better feeling than the 'joy of giving', and I look forward to seeing everyone join us in making this a huge success," added Muskan Sethi, Responsible Gaming Ambassador for PokerStars India.