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Greektown, All In team up for charity

6 November 2007

TROY, Michigan -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Greektown Casino and All In magazine have teamed up to host a benefit for Share A Smile, a Troy-based charity. The benefit - the inaugural Motown Showdown Charity Fall Classic Poker Tournament - is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Greektown Casino. A player reception will begin at the Apollo Lounge inside the casino at 6:30 p.m. with Greektown Poker Room manager and Tournament Director Ed White beginning game play at 7:30 p.m.

The event, which is limited to the first 100 registered players, will award an expected $32,000 first place prize with an expected $80,000 prize pool shared among the top 10 finishers, based on a 100-player participation.

"We are very excited about this event and look forward to having our inaugural tournament in the heart of downtown," said Susan Moscareillo, executive director, Share A Smile. "We anticipate this becoming an annual event for Share A Smile, and with a few seats remaining, we hope to pack the house. It's a great event for an even greater cause -helping those in need."

Share A Smile, founded in 1999, works to make an important and lasting impact on the lives of men, women and children who need assistance but have nowhere to turn. Through targeted grant making and programming, the charity strives to help individuals facing unexpected challenges and tragedies take control of their lives. Share A Smile is a resource for people in crisis, particularly those facing economic hardships, who need financial assistance to meet their immediate needs. Share A Smile can be reached at (248) 312-5345.

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