Wall Street Warfighters Foundation Hosts Charity Poker Tournament to Benefit Service Disabled Veterans

Sep 19, 2011, 12:19 ET from Wall Street Warfighters Foundation

September 22, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. on the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wall Street Warfighters Foundation will host its second annual Charity Poker Tournament on the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on September 22, 2011, beginning with cocktails at 6:00 p.m., and a full buffet at 6:30 p.m.  All proceeds benefit the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation in its mission to identify, train, and place service disabled veterans in careers in the financial services industry.  Open to the public, this fun evening offers a Texas Hold 'Em tournament, craps, blackjack, and a silent auction amidst the backdrop of the Intrepid Museum.  

A number of celebrities will be on hand, to include actors, talk show hosts, media personalities, comedians, musicians, and WWE superstars!  

Incredible prizes will be awarded to the top finishers of the tournament, to include men's and women's champion rings, donated by Princess Jewelers, valued at more than $20,000 each. Other prizes include 2% Interest in a two-year-old Thoroughbred racehorse from West Point Thoroughbreds; Pelican Cases; autographed sports memorabilia, and more!

"The Wall Street Warfighters Foundation offers a unique opportunity for industry leaders to contribute to the life of a wounded warrior in a very meaningful way," said 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Marine General Peter Pace, who serves as the Foundation's Chairman.

Participation in Thursday's poker tournament offers a fun and exciting way to contribute to this worthy cause.  Space is limited, so to guarantee a seat in the Texas Hold 'Em tournament, please go to http://www.wallstreetwarfighters.org and click on "Register Now."

The Wall Street Warfighters Foundation is grateful to the many sponsors who helped make this event possible:  Axonic Capital, Behrman Capital, Cyalume Specialty Products, The Chart Group, The Chip Lab, CISCO, CUP Fundraising, DAK Associates, Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield, FDNY, Flintlock Capital, Forbes Private Capital, G2 Investment, Hanlon Investment Management, HBO, International Agri-Center, Kaplan Professional, Kleinberg/Kaplan/Wolff/Cohen, Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, Nam Knights Motorcycle Club, New York Stock Exchange, New York Yankees, Pelican Products, Pershing Prime Services, Princess Jewelers, The Rohr Group, Seward & Kissell LLP, Trident Capital, and West Point Thoroughbreds.

About The Wall Street Warfighters Foundation
The mission of the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation is to identify, develop, and place service disabled veterans in careers in the financial services industry.  The program is a six month in-residence course which includes class work, field work, exam preparation and testing, mentorship, and internships, designed to expose these veterans to the broader aspects of the financial services industry, and to help them gain access to rewarding careers. Corporate partners benefit by adding proven problem solvers to their organization's workforce, and are enriched through the mentorship and leadership opportunities the program offers.

Media Contacts:

Katie Haddock
Vice Chairman
Wall Street Warfighters Foundation
(202) 468-1463

John P. Jones
Executive Director
Wall Street Warfighters Foundation
(267) 239-7353

SOURCE Wall Street Warfighters Foundation