Charity Tournament Set-Up - Help Please
I know no one knows me and I have been on sparingly since joining, I apologize for the latter. I turned 32 today and last week I had to say goodbye to my best friend. He was a 30 year old man just turning his life around and starting to live it right.
We attended the Mets game last Monday night together. Tuesday he went to the game with a friend and never made it home. He was bi-polar and had ADD. He had been on medication to help with the bi-polar disorder and it worked miracles for him. He had recently been switched to a new medication and Tuesday night this medication was the reason he had a seizure and passed away Wednesday morning in the hospital.
He was a math teacher in New York. He saved his brothers life years ago with a bone marrow transplant. He had just met the woman of his dreams rouhgly 7 months ago and was in love. Life was just starting to work out for him as he was conquering his demons and winning.
We both enjoyed playing poker and I wanted to try to set up a yearly tournament in his name. I am clueless as to how to start this so I wanted to reach out to see if anyone had any ideas. I would need help in all aspects, from getting set up legally to finding a venue in NY to brochures and to securing donations and celebrity players. If anyone can help with any advice at all I would greatly appreciate it.
I would rather try to get this done as a live event than an on-line tournament if possible.