By raising funds for the coronavirus pandemic relief efforts, we can all do our part and provide much-needed help to people affected by the disease. Keeping the same in mind, many poker pros and celebrities have come together to unite their efforts in supporting people affected by the coronavirus. The 15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth recently raised an impressive $17,500 for coronavirus relief efforts by auctioning off a two-hour poker coaching session.
The $17,500 came as part of a charity drive called ‘All In Challenge’, which seeks to raise $100 million to help the victims of pandemic. The charity auction started at $1,000 and the bidding closed on Sunday. The winners have not been named though, their $17,500 donation has earned them a two-hour coaching session with Hellmuth as well as a stay at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
“We want to feed people,” said Hellmuth in his video. “We can’t have people going hungry. People are losing their jobs. There is a lot of suffering out there.”
Hellmuth is one of many celebrities auctioning off prizes. Apart from him, there are hundreds of other famous faces including Kim Kardashian and Bill Murray who have joined the ‘All In Challenge’. Hellmuth has also asked other poker stars like Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu to join the auction and contribute to the cause. While Negreanu and Ivey are yet to decide, Hellmuth’s auction has added an impressive $17,500 to the $21 million already collected via the All In Challenge’ .
As mentioned above, the chance to have a private poker coaching session from one of the game’s best players is part of the ‘All In Challenge’.The winner gets a two-hour poker lesson from Hellmuth for him or herself and up to eight other people. The package also includes stay at the Aria.