Start practicing that poker face ya'll! Silks Poker Room's charity event to benefit the Jesse Heikkila Foundation is happening July 24th at 6 p.m., and you won't want to miss it! This tournament is the perfect opportunity to play a little poker, have a lot of fun and support a great cause. The Jesse Heikkila Foundation was created in 2014 in honor of Jesse Heikkila, who passed away at the young age of five after a heartbreaking battle with Neuroblastoma cancer.
This poker tournament is all about Jesse! For a $100 buy-in you can be a part of all the classic Tampa Bay Downs fun, including a serious poker tournament, raffle prizes and a Silks Bar and Grille delicious dinner, all while raising awareness for childhood cancer. You'll be doubling down with your poker face while you help The Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium take on the cancer that killed young Jesse.
Neuroblastoma is a ruthless cancer that affects about 700 children per year. It's recognized as an "orphan disease" so funding for research is minimal, which brings many families who have suffered it's heartbreak to create foundations in a valiant effort to raise awareness and spark support. Silks Poker Room is hosting this fundraising event for a foundation that deserves nothing but a jackpot. Don't miss out on this opportunity to spend your night playing poker in honor of Jesse Heikkila's brave life! The Tournament is $125 in total, $100 for poker and $25 for dinner, $25 if you just want to have the dinner and not play.