Event 5: Philanthopic Double Down in Tampa

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3: 100/200 with a 100 Ante
Flight A Entries: 20

Tony March

A Tampa poker series wouldn’t be complete without an entry from Tony March. One of the most staunch supporters of the property’s poker product, March takes to the felt playing not for himself, but for others.

March is the founder of the Pay it Backward Foundation, a Tampa-based charitable organization which “invests itself in the lives of the underprivileged broken, abused, homeless and forgotten.” March came from an impoverished background, and after finding professional success, was compelled to combat poverty in the communities in which he lives. Thus began the Pay it Backward Foundation.

According to the foundation’s website:

“[The][Pay][it][Backward][Foundation] has been created to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, assist the poor and encourage the broken hearted while, at the same time, seeking to enrich their spirits and raise their hopes for a better future.”

March has a passion for poker and uses his skills to provide for his foundation donating all of his winnings to charity. In the Pinktober $565, that means local charities are getting a double bonus receiving any profits March makes along with the contribution from each buy-in benefitting the American Cancer Society.

So far so good for March and his charities as he’s off to a hot start having doubled up in the first 90 minutes of play.

Those looking to learn more about March and the Pay it Backward Foundation can visit the charity’s website at PayItBackwardFoundation.org.