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W hosts annual Spring Training Charity Poker Classic

The fourth annual Spring Training Poker Classic benefiting the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund returns to W Scottsdale on Saturday, March 1. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 seat to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. with tournament starting at 8 p.m. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

Celebrity athletes and guests join in a friendly game of poker in support of the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund. Current and former professional sports athletes from the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers and more will be attending the event. *Subject to change

The Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund was formed in memory of Mike Coolbaugh who passed away in July 2007 after being struck in the head by a line drive while coaching his team, the Tulsa Drillers. Friends and family of Mike will honor his passion for life and commitment to living each day for others and living life to the fullest.

Guests that would like to participate in the poker tournament can register for a pre-event buy-in starting at $200. Walk-up buy-ins will be available for purchase the day of the event starting at $250.

To purchase your ticket to the fourth annual Spring Training Charity Poker Classic, please visit www.wscottsdaletickets.com.

For VIP table reservations, call 602.405.0099 or contact vip@triyar.com.

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W SCOTTSDALE HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL SPRING TRAINING CHARITY POKER CLASSIC

The third annual Spring Training Charity Poker Classic will return to W Scottsdale on Saturday, March 2. Attendees will play for their chance to win the grand prize, a $10,000 seat to the 2013 World Series of Poker.

Guests are invited to join professional athletes and celebrities in a friendly game of poker in support of the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund. The Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund was established by the Tulsa Drillers baseball team when their coach, Mike Coolbaugh died after being struck in the neck by a line drive in 2007. The fund was created to help his widowed wife raise their family and celebrates Mike’s passion for life and commitment to living each day for others and to the fullest

Celebrities to attend this year’s event include: Andrew Cashner (San Diego Padres), Brent Celek (Philadelphia Eagles, NFL), Cliff Pennington (Arizona Diamondbacks), Casper Wells (Mariners), Charlie Furbush (Mariners), Chris Getz (Kansas City Royals), Joe McEwing (Third Base Coach of the Chicago White Sox), Matt Albers (Cleveland Indians), Scott Coolbaugh (Hitting Coach of the Texas Rangers) and more.

Guests that would like to participate in the poker tournament can register for a pre-event buy-in starting at $175. Walk-up buy-ins will be available for purchase the day of the event starting at $200. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m., and the event begins at 8 p.m.

The top ten winners will receive exclusive gift bags with specialty items from luxury sponsors including Synergy, AthElite, Evo Shield, Athletes Chef, and Trunk Club.

To purchase your ticket to the third annual Spring Training Charity Poker Classic, please visit www.wscottsdaletickets.com.

For VIP table reservations, please call 602.405.0099 or contact vip@triyar.com.