Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Inc Helps Kids in Ethiopia, Hosts Poker and Casino Night, September 12, 2011

Aug 10, 2011, 11:02 ET from Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Inc

Proceeds to Benefit Impoverished Students and Ensure They Receive Three Meals a Day at Fresh and Green Academy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Inc, a registered non-profit charity that works to feed, educate, clothe, and provide medical care for children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is hosting its Third Annual Texas Hold'em Poker Charity Fundraiser on September 12th, 2011.  The event will be held in Manhattan at Connolly's Pub and Restaurant, 121 W. 45th Street, 3rd floor, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The evening's festivities include professional dealers and tables, Texas Hold'em and Blackjack, Monday Night Football, premium open bar, and three hours of passed hors d'oeuvres.  Attendees also get $2,500 worth of chips. Beginners' tables and instruction will be available.

"Tables compete and those who win are eligible for some great prizes," says Trish Hack-Rubinstein, President and Co-founder of Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Inc. "The top three winners will receive prize packages valued at more than $1,500." Some of the prizes include a $1,000 gift certificate to Van Cleef & Arpels, Mets VIP seats and parking, year-long gym memberships, fine wine, helicopter rides over Manhattan, massage therapy vouchers, dinners for two at NYC restaurants, Broadway tickets, fine art photography, and much more.

"The money raised will ensure the children at the Academy continue to eat three meals a day. Last year's Poker and Casino Night raised more than $5,000 to benefit the students, and we're hoping to double that this year."

Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $180 (a $20 savings) at through August 20. After that, the entrance fee is $200. Non-gamers are invited to attend for $75 and can support the children in Ethiopia while enjoying the party!

Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Inc (FFG) is a non-profit organization created in 2008 to ensure the continuation and success of Fresh and Green Academy, a school for impoverished children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our mission is to provide the Academy's students with daily meals, a well-rounded education and access to adequate medical care under the guidance of the Academy's director and founder, Muday Mitiku. Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Inc also supports the "Mothers Cooperative," an on-site program created to provide personal empowerment for the students' mothers by allowing them to earn their own money, learn new skills and provide for their families' future. Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Inc, a non-profit corporation, is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; therefore your gift is always tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

CONTACT: Trish Hack-Rubinstein, President, (646) 567-7672,

SOURCE Friends of Fresh and Green Academy Inc