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Annie Duke and are once again looking to give back to those in need. The online poker site, with the help of the always benevolent Duke, is introducing Second Sundays, a new series of events benefiting charities. The series will kick off on Sunday, March 14th and run on the second Sunday of each month. Participants will have a chance to compete for cash prizes, entries to events, gear, and Rockwell Time and Monster JAMZ products, while making a contribution to a charitable organization.

Said Duke, who recently won the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, “We’re struggling with a difficult economy. Charitable organizations have recently experienced a drastic decline in donations. Most people, though sympathetic to charitable causes, have simply cut back.”

The lineup of beneficiaries this spring includes the San Antonio Aids Foundation, Road 2 Recovery, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The Second Sundays inaugural $10 buy-in event begins at 13:00 ET on March 14th with proceeds to be donated directly to the San Antonio Aids Foundation, which is committed to providing medical care and social services to those with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The Foundation aims to help prevent the spread of HIV through education, counseling, and testing.

Each month, Second Sundays will bring to light various charities, raise awareness around their causes, and provide members, participants, and interested readers with information and testimonials by those affected. Results and recaps will be posted regularly on

For those who participate in the promotional event, but don’t finish in the money, will hold a freeroll the following day for a chance at another $1,025 in tournament entries. Anyone who finishes in the top five spots in the freeroll will be awarded a seat in the following Sunday’s $200,000 Guaranteed Tournament on

Duke, who is notably recognized as one of the most charitable members of the poker community, is excited about the opportunity to give with the help of players at “This is not about individuals each making large donations. It’s about a large number of people collectively donating small amounts of money in order to make a difference.

“UB is a global community. Its members have been very generous and supportive of charitable efforts in the past. This grassroots movement could mobilize more people to join our community in order to effectively make a difference.”

Duke’s growing list of charitable foundations includes the ENOUGH Project, the Women’s Sports Foundation, Head to Hollywood, and Ante Up for Africa. For more information on Second Sundays, visit

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