6th Annual Vincent Lecavalier Celebrity Poker Tournament Set

Feb 11, 2012; Buffalo, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier (4) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the the First Niagara Center. Lightning beat the Sabres 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

The  6th Annual Vincent Lecavalier Texas Hold’Em Celebrity Poker Tournament will happen at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre in Tampa on Thursday, September 16th. Special guest Dick Vitale and more than 35 celebrities are expected to play, proceeds benefiting the Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorder Center at All Children’s Hospital.

A private VIP/players party will start at 6:30pm. All guests will be able to enjoy the Wild Card Party at 7:30pm, featuring entertainment, auction, raffles, cocktails and hors de oeuvres. The tournament itself starts at 8:15.

Since it’s a charity, no cash prizes will be awarded to tournament winners. However, you could receive an invitation to play in a sponsored tournament at one of your favorite poker rooms for a $50,000 prize cash pool. This is a completely separate tournament on the following week, and the invitation will go to those who advance to the two final tables.

There will be unlimited number of re-buys available for a suggested minimum donation during the first hour of play for those who aren’t that great of a player. It’s really about the fun and the cause anyway!

A VIP/ All-Access Poker Player Pass including access to the VIP Party, the Wild Card Party and one seat for the tournament is $500. A General Access Poker Player Pass (including access to the Wild Card Party and one poker seat) is $400. Spectator passes are also available.  The VIP All-Access Guest Pass, which provides access to the VIP and Wild Card Parties, is available for $200, and the General Access Guest Pass, which includes the Wild Card Party is available for $150.

To register, get a complete list of rules or for more information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.vinny4.com or call (727) 781-8183.