Interactive Studio Management (ISM) will host its fourth annual Invitational Charity Poker Tournament alongside the 2011 Game Developers Conference (GDC 2011). As is the case every year with the event, all proceeds will benefit charity. The proceeds for this year's event will go to Best Buddies California, a nonprofit 501©(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, utilizing a global volunteer movement to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development.
On average, the ISM poker events see an average of average of 160 players, spectators and video game companies participate. The event hopes to exceed the annual $80,000 it raised last year.
ISM will hold the charity event on March 1 at City View, located at the top of the Metreon in San Francisco, and will allow a limited number of players to compete in Texas Hold 'Em tournament for bragging rights and prizes. Spectators can watch the action, cheer for their favorite player and hit the cash bar for drinks. Spectators are encouraged to donate to Best Buddies as well.
For more information on the event and registration details, please visit the ISM Invitational Charity Poker Tournament's registration page.