GGPoker is hosting a charity event for the family of poker journalist Drea Renee

Sep 30

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Last week GGPoker stepped up and organized a special fundraising event for the family of the well-known poker journalist Drea Renee. Earlier this month, Renee’s 35-year-old sister Audrey Gray died of complications from Covid-19leaving the family with medical bills and funeral costs, in addition to four dependent children.

On hearing the news Erik Seidel posted a tweet asking his followers for help where they can.

“It’s such a tragedy, if you know Drea you know she lights up every room she’s in with positive energy. She’s one of the most special people I know.

A GoFundMe page has been created, aiming to collect $25,000 to pay the bills and take care of Gray’s four children. It eventually peaked at $35,364 before being closed.

Beat the Pros event

The tournament had a $50 buy-in and one $20,000 Guaranteewith $12.50 from each of the 536 entries towards the donation. In a nice touch, high stakes crusher Anatoly Filatov won the tournament and donated its entire top prize of $3,312.49 to a good cause.

It’s only been a month since the poker community came together to help Layne Flackdaughter of after his unexpected death. It’s great to see everyone coming together to help those who really need it during a bad time.

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