No matter who you speak to, it’s impossible to find anyone to say a bad word about Chad Brown. When the poker community lost Chad to cancer last week, the flood of memories online and in casinos around the world was enormous. Everyone was looking for a way to express just how they feel.
Today, Chad’s friends announced they will host a memorial service and charity poker tournament at Binion’s Gambling Hall this Sunday. Because Chad was such an important part of the PokerStars family, PokerStars has announced it will provide big prizes for the tourney and match all funds raised.
Sue Hammett, Director of Corporate Giving for PokerStars said, “PokerStars was proud to have Chad Brown on our team. We are devastated and mourn the passing of our dear friend Chad Brown. For this year’s inaugural Chad Brown Poker Tournament, PokerStars is pleased to announce and donate the following to this worthy charitable event. The first place winner of Chad’s tournament will receive a Main Event seat at the next PokerStars Caribbean Adventure event. The second place winner will receive a main event seat including hotel for five nights at the Montreal Poker Festival which will take place August 22nd thru September 4th of this year. PokerStars will match all funds raised for the charity from the tournament. All of us here at PokerStars are honored to do this in Chad’s name.”
Both of the events are open to the public.
For more information, visit the Chad Brown Memorial site.
Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging