Agrace HospiceCare: Living legend of poker Phil Hellmuth comes home to Madison to host poker benefit for Agrace HospiceCare Saturday

Contact: Liz Kopling, Media Specialist

Office: (608) 327-7219 Cell: (608) 772-9653

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MADISON, Wis. – On Saturday, December 17, poker players will go “all in” with 11-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Hellmuth as he hosts Phil Hellmuth’s Hold’em with HospiceCare. The full-day poker event takes place from 2:00 p.m. until midnight at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Town Center, 330 N. Orchard St. in Madison.

All proceeds from the event benefit the people served by Agrace HospiceCare, south central Wisconsin’s nonprofit community hospice providing support for more than 600 patients and families each day.

WHAT: Phil Hellmuth’s Hold’em with HospiceCare, a one-of-a-kind charity poker tournament benefitting Agrace HospiceCare.

WHO: Hundreds of poker players and Madison native Phil Hellmuth, joined by local and national celebrity poker players.

WHERE: The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Town Center, 330 N. Orchard St. in Madison.

WHEN: December 17, 2:00 p.m. — Midnight. Registration begins at 2 p.m. Tournament begins at 3 p.m.

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Once the tournament begins at 3 p.m., Phil “The Poker Brat” Hellmuth will bring high energy as emcee for a fun, Vegas-inspired atmosphere in the brand new Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery while hundreds gather to play Texas Hold’em for a local cause.

More information is available at agracehospicecare.org . To reserve a media pass for the event, contact Liz Kopling at the contact info listed above.

Agrace HospiceCare has been providing physical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families dealing with life-limiting conditions for more than 30 years. Formerly known as HospiceCare Inc., Agrace HospiceCare is a nonprofit, community-based hospice that took on its new name in 2011. With offices in Madison and Janesville, Agrace HospiceCare serves residents in Dane, Green, Jefferson, Rock and Walworth counties.