Tuesday, February 22, 2011

NFL: No to Charity Event

The NFL refused to allow its players to take part in a fund-raiser for hearing aids. The Raise your Hand for Africa Charity Tournament at the the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas was intended to bring together Hollywood celebrities, NFL superstars and other poker pros this past weekend for a special Texas Hold’em charity event. The money went to the Starkey Hearing Foundation so it could purchase hearing aids for children in Africa. But the league decided to take a tough stance against gambling, forbidding players from joining poker tournaments, even ones that are being held for charity. The 25 NFL players watched from the sidelines and cheered players as best they could.