Phish Fans Running a Cool Poker Tournament in Atlantic City (And You Can All Join in…for a Good Cause)

I think this is really cool. Mainly, because it involves one of my favorite bands, Phish.

They run something called the Mockingbird Foundation and that group is organizing a Phamily Poker Classic, a no limit Texas Hold em tournament in Atlantic City.

It will take place in the Tropicana’s poker room on the afternoons of October 30 (tournament) and 31 (final table) the same weekendPhish performs at Boardwalk Hall in AC.

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.

If you play, you will not miss any Phish performances. 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, you can 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, and your support goes to music education. 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).

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