Playboy Playmate Jayde Nicole and NASCAR's David Reutimann Attend Armed Forces Foundation's "Wager for Warriors" Benefit

Nov 18, 2009, 13:57 ET from Armed Forces Foundation

The Armed Forces Foundation holds its first annual Wager for Warriors Casino Night at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m., the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) is holding its first annual "Wager for Warriors" casino night at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. This event, benefiting the AFF, features a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament as well as traditional casino table games, black jack, craps, and roulette. All proceeds from this event will help the AFF provide financial assistance for our wounded service members and their families.


Confirmed in attendance is 2008 Playboy Playmate of the Year and featured star on MTV's hit series The Hills, Jayde Nicole. In addition to playing in the poker tournament, at "Wager for Warriors," Miss Nicole will be unveiling the new "Silver Starlettes" uniform, an iconic outfit designed by Silver Star Casting Company. Recently, Silver Star and AFF have teamed up for a groundbreaking partnership to raise awareness and funds for troops returning home from abroad. This partnership is using the sale of commemorative AFF tee shirts and this new uniform to bring together fashion and pop culture in support of American Military Service Members. The commemorative tee shirts can be purchased at with a portion of the proceeds going to AFF.

In addition to Miss Nicole, many other distinguished Floridians and celebrities will be in attendance. Present will be several drivers from NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series highlighted by David Reutimann, driver of "Aaron's Dream Machine," in town for Saturday's race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Driver David Gilliland will be playing in the poker tournament. Artists from Miami's own Love Hate Tattoo Studio, featured in TLC's hit show Miami Ink, will also be "wagering for warriors" on Thursday, November 19. Members of the US House of Representatives from across the state will be in attendance, schedules permitting, including Mario Diaz-Balart (R-25th FL), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-21st FL), Kendrick Meek (D-17th FL), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-20th FL). Many other distinguished members of the greater Miami area have expressed their support for this event.

There will be prizes awarded to the top finishers of the poker tournament and the table games respectively. Such prizes include a trip for two to Las Vegas, a cocktail party with Jayde Nicole following the event, a limousine night out in South Beach, and dinner certificates to elite local establishments. There will also be a silent auction held throughout the night.

As guests of honor to the event, the AFF is providing complimentary tickets to twenty five wounded veterans and their guests. This will be a great experience for both the veterans and the dignitaries to interact in a night of fun, while promoting the efforts of the AFF.

Tickets for Wager for Warriors are limited, but still available. While table game tickets may be purchased at the door for $500, a seat in the $1,000 poker tournament must be reserved in advance. Please contact the Armed Forces Foundation at (202) 547-4713 for ticket information.

The Armed Forces Foundation offers vital assistance to active-duty and retired military personnel, National Guard, Reserve Components and military families as they cope with difficult circumstances. Through a multitude of programs, the Armed Forces Foundation assists military families with utilities and rent; hotel and travel costs; holiday gifts for military children; and therapeutic recreational activities. 94 cents on every dollar that AFF receives goes to our troops and their families. The Armed Forces Foundation has been recognized by the President of the United States, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Education and the Department of Energy for its dedication to America's Service Members.

The Armed Forces Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization. For more information please visit:

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