Thursday, February 17, 2011

Starkey Hearing Foundation & Pros For Africa Gamble For A Great Cause

The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be the host location for the 2011 February 18th & 19th non-profit event "Raise Your Hand For Africa"  presented by The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Pros For Africa.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Pros For Africa have teamed up for an unique event to help raise money for the upcoming Pros For Africa trip. In March of 2011, PROS FOR AFRICA will spend several days in Uganda and Rwanda in an effort to provide much needed medical aid, food, clean drinking water, love and hope to those in need.    

This event will be presented by poker legend Phil Hellmuth Jr. and World Poker Entertainment, along with co-hosts Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals) and Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings). Some of the confirmed participants are: Steve Martin-Actor, Roy Williams-Cincinnati Bengals, Jordin Sparks-Artist, Alan Ball-NFL, Bernard Berrian-NFL, Akon-Artist, Chris Canty-NFL, Don Cheadle-Actor, Mark Clayton-NFL, Chris Crocker-NFL, Annie Duke-Poker Pro, Brody Eldridge-NFL, Norman Epstein and Lou Ferrigno-Actor.

About Pros For Africa:
PROS FOR AFRICA (“PFA“) is an international, non-profit relief organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Through invaluable partnerships with professional athletes, business professionals and other organizations, PFA provides food, water, clothing, medicine and other necessities to disadvantaged children of war, poverty and natural disaster.

PROS FOR AFRICA was founded in 2009 to focus on African children in need.  In addition to supplying material necessities, PFA looks to provide the children of Africa with a little HOPE, HELP and LOVE – Oklahoma style.  The co-founders of PFA include:  Reggie Whitten, Bill Horn, Jay Mitchel, Jared Mitchel, Adrian Peterson, Tommie Harris, Roy Williams and Mark Clayton.

About The Starkey Foundation:
In 1984, the Starkey Hearing Foundation started with a simple premise: "Alone we can't do much. But, together we can change the world." With “So the World May Hear” as his goal, Starkey Hearing Foundation founder William F. Austin built an organization upon this vision Today the Foundation is sustained by the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors around the world. Your support allows us to deliver more than 50,000 hearing aids annually through more than 100 hearing missions a year in countries stretching from the U.S. to Vietnam In addition to giving the gift of hearing, the Foundation promotes hearing health awareness while supporting research and education. Best of all, it’s easy for you to share in this life-changing experience because every dollar and every hour you contribute helps. Whether you participate by promoting hearing conservation or help make a hearing mission possible through a donation, you help give the Gift of Hearing.

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