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Derby Poker Championship Kicked-off 2012 Derby Weekend With a Bang











Denny Crum & Robert Williamson III’s Derby Poker Championship, a Pro-Celebrity poker tournament and party benefitting Blessings in a Backpack, has become the place to be in Louisville to kick-off Derby weekend. The annual celebrity gala was held at a new venue this year – the historic Seelbach Hilton Hotel – and host to a new celebrity co-host, Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County Star, Vicki Gunvalson. (more…)



Louisville, Kentucky – May 7, 2010 – The first Saturday in May has come and gone in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the Kentucky Derby. The celebrities and massive crowds seeking glamour and parties have subsided. But, the long lasting effects from fans of the most exciting two minutes in sports remains, especially from Denny Crum, Phil Hellmuth & Robert Williamson’s Celebrity Derby Poker Championship. The event raised nearly $40,000 for Kentucky Harvest: Blessings in a Backpack and the Health & Climate Foundation. The proceeds will be dedicated to feeding approximately 250 children in the public school program for a full school year as well as help children fight malaria in Africa.   

“This very unique and thoughtful partnership allows for many people to help feed and benefit those who are less fortunate in our nation.” commented Stan Curtis, founder of Kentucky Harvest and the Blessings in a Backpack programs. Kentucky Harvest has been in existence for twenty-four years and presently delivers 100 tons of food per month to the less fortunate people in Kentucky alone, and the amounts of food delivered throughout the country is astonishing. In addition, the Blessings in a Backpack program was started as a division of Kentucky Harvest and drives to feed less fortunate children who are on the assisted lunch program in public schools on the weekends. The Blessings in a Backpack program has swept the country (and world) and currently provides food to 155 schools in 19 states and 3 countries. 


Celebrities Go All-In for the Kids and the Climate

Thursday April 29, 2010 - Louisville, Kentucky2010 Derby Poker Championship was a huge success raising $40,000 for our beneficiary charities!!! We look forward to another great event in 2011 and hope to see you there!

Click here to check out pictures from the 2010 event!

What has two national basketball championships, 12 World Series of Poker bracelets, unprecedented world awareness and the drive to feed thousands of hungry children? If you guessed the third annual Derby Poker Championship presented by Jim Beam and, you were right!