I could be watching a Russian ballet, preparing for Triton’s return to London, the site of the world’s most expensive poker tournament, or standing in a park stocked full of strangers watching submarine shaped clouds fire fluffy torpedos at the sun.
Alas, I have been at home for 3-months, afraid of joining the 40,000 people who catch Covid-19 daily in the United States.
So, I for one am so utterly grateful for the work carried out by ‘1Day Sooner,’ an organisation seeking volunteers to become exposed to the virus in a bid to increase the search for a vaccine.
To date, ‘1Day Sooner’ has found 30,108 volunteers from 140-countries, each willing to take on the virus to save more lives, and the number of lives saved if the world’s medical experts can find a vaccine is insane.
Speeding up a vaccine by…
1 day saves 7,120 lives
1 week saves 55,000 lives
1 month saves 220,000 lives
3 months saves over half a million lives
One of the challenges that ‘1Day Sooner’ has is marketing, and the World Poker Tour (WPT) and partypoker are willing to help with that.
Introducing the WPT Shooting Stars For Charity Event
As part of the WPT World Online Championships, there will be a $1,100 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event with a $500,000 guarantee. The $100 registration fee goes straight into the ‘1Day Sooner’ coffers, and the players get the opportunity to earn an additional $500 for every player with a bounty on their head that they barge into the rail.
High stakes bounties include partypoker ambassador, Sam Trickett, Raising for Effective Giving (REG) founder, Igor Kurganov, and the former World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event Champion, Ryan Riess (Kurganov has agreed to donate 100% of his winnings to 1Day Sooner).
Organisers have also drafted in the celebrities with former Manchester United stars Wes Brown and John O’Shea in the mix as well as actress, Aylar Lie, and the Argentinian rap star, Alejandro “Papo MC’ Lococo.
The event takes place across two days starting Wed July 29, and you can watch the final table live on Twitch, YouTube and other partypoker and WPT partner channels.
The WPT Online Championships with $100m in guarantees runs on partypoker from July 17 to September 8.