The annual Spring Training Poker Classic returns to W Scottsdale on Saturday, March 4. The tournament is attended every year by celebrities and athletes and benefits the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund and Diamond Dreams, a charity formed in memory of Mike Coolbaugh who passed away in July 2007 after being struck in the head by a line drive while coaching his team, the Tulsa Drillers.
The event is taking place on the WET Pool Deck at W Scottsdale at 7 p.m. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. Guests are able to register for a pre-event buy-in starting at $175 or walk-up buy-ins will be available for purchase the day of the event starting at $200.
This year’s grand prize is a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Additional prizes include a $1,500 seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, a $1,100 seat at the Arizona State Poker Tournaments, a custom sport coat provided by Trunk Club, a TV and a free stay with bottle service at W Scottsdale.
Past players include Brad Lidge, Brent Celek, Garrett Celek, Clayton Kershaw, Josh Donaldson, Tommy Hunter, Andrew Cashner, Jorge Cantu, Joe McEwing, Brandon McCarthy, Josh Reddick, CJ Wilson, James Loney, Denny Hamlin, Jason White.
For more information, or to register and purchase tickets, visit: wscottsdaletickets.com