It wasn’t a normal Monday evening at the Crown Casino, as the poker room was full of celebrities, media and VIP’s for the Shane Warne Foundation Charity Evening. Some of the well known attendees included Joe Hachem, Tony G, Billy “The Croc” Argyros, Jeff Fenech, Brendan Fevola, Dave Hughes, Dermot Brereton, Tottie Goldsmith and Jon Stevens.
With a $1,000 buy-in and a first place prize of $25,000 up for grabs, there was some serious (and plenty of not-so serious) poker action around the room. Warney himself was right in the middle of things, and demonstrated his much improved poker skills with a final table showing.
Of course the evening wasn’t all about poker, but attendees were there to show their support for the Shane Warne Foundation who raise money for charities working with underprivileged children.
The following “money can’t buy” items were up for auction, and wouldn’t you know it but “The G” himself, Tony G bid and won themALL:
‘Ashes Package’ - winning bid $25,000
• 2 Return Business Class Airfares from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane to London, flying with Etihad Airways
• 7 Nights Accommodation at the 5 star Courthouse Kempinski hotel in Soho
• Chauffer Transfers thanks to Volkswagen UK
• 2 tickets to each day of the Npower Test Match at Lord’s from 20th-24th August 2009 (sold out) thanks to Shane Warne
• Meet and greet with Shane Warne and current players on Day 2 of the Test Match
‘Spring Carnival Package’ – winning bid $10,000
• 2 Birdcage passes to the Andrew McManus Presents Marquee for Emirates Stakes Day
• $4,000 Jewellery Voucher from JMS Diamonds
• $2,000 Clothing Voucher from Azzaro (European Designers Wholesalers)
• $500 Alannah Hill Clothing Voucher
• $500 Make-up and Hair Voucher thanks Kate Radford
• Accommodation at Crown for 1 night
• Chauffer transfers to and from Flemington Racecourse thanks to Crown Casino
Poker with Joe Hachem & Shane Warne in your own Private Room at Crown – winning bid $10,000
A fantastic evening was enjoyed by all and congratulations to the Shane Warne Foundation and Crown Casino for a wonderful event. For more information about the Shane Warne Foundation please visit their website at http://www.tswf.com.au.
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