Breaking Free Foundation: May 4th Celebrity Poker Fundraiser

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Do you know someone with PTSD? Chances are you do. PTSD affects 1 in 10 Canadians and our country actually has the highest rate of PTSD in the world. It can affect children as well as adults, and may not even present itself months or years after the initial exposure of the trauma. Breaking Free Foundation (BFF) is a Calgary-based non-profit that helps support survivors of trauma.

BFF runs two main programs: a free twice-monthly support meeting and a Therapy Grant Program that allows those suffering to access psychology treatments from a trauma-informed professional.
Breaking Free Foundation
Currently, the organization is overrun with demand for their services and they are dealing with a waitlist of 24 people who need access to this therapy. However, funds are really drying up in this economy and we only run two fundraisers a year, one of which is their upcoming Celebrity Poker Tournament on May 4th at Stoney Nakoda Casino. Calgary Flames alumni, Theo Fleury, and Colin Patterson are both board members for BFF and they have rounded up a roster of NHL alumni for players to bet against at the event.
Last year was their inaugural event, and the winning pot was $2,800 — the more people who register, the bigger the prize! Plus, this year the winner is also receiving a Bulova engraved watch worth $750.
What you need to know: 
Schedule on May 4, 2019:
  • Meet and Greet with Celebrities | 10:00 am – Noon
  • Tournament | 2:00 pm
  • Location | Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino 888 Nakoda Way, Kananaskis, AB T0L 1N0
In addition to cash payouts, prize bounties will be placed on all celebrity players:
  • Theo Fleury
  • Colin Patterson
  • Russ Romaniuk
  • Dana Murzyn
  • Lindsay Carson
  • Brent Krahn
  • Ron Stern
  • Sean Selmser
  • Tyler Moss
  • Steve Kelly

Breaking Free Foundation


  • Buy-in | $220 (includes casino admin fee)
  • Add-on | $50 for an extra 5,000 in tournament chips (purchase day of)
  • Re-Buys | $50 – unlimited for the first 90 minutes (purchase day of)
There will also be a silent auction featuring big-ticket items like autographed jerseys, luxury excursions and more!

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