published May 30, 2014
State’s top poker players “all in” for the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
Two of Minnesota’s very best poker players, Blake Bohn and Matt Alexander, have made a very generous and very exciting pledge to the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota.
Some of you may have heard during Cory Cove’s 24-Hour On-Air Marathon on KFAN (FM 100.3) that Blake and Matt announced that they will donate 2.5 percent of all of their winnings to LFM. So, what does that mean for the Lupus Foundation? That’s the fun part.
Both Blake and Matt will be in Las Vegas for the majority of the next couple of months for the 2014 World Series of Poker. Each of them will be playing in multiple events, including the $10,000 buy-in for the Main Event.
Last year, Blake cashed in three separate events. In event #6, he finished in 196th place for $6,165. In event #14, he finished 2nd for $281,049. Then in event #47, (an event that cost $111,111 just to get in) he finished 15th for $208,968. In total, Blake won $496,182. If he had made this same pledge last year his donation would’ve been $12,404!
Matt Alexander is the all-time leading money winner in the state of Minnesota. He’s won two major tournaments in the last calendar year alone. He won the 2013 Running Aces Tournament of Champions for $50,846 and then in January, he took first in the Big Stack Avalanche Tournament for $36,826.
You will be able to track their chip stacks and their tournament winnings on the World Series of Poker website. They also have twitter accounts – Blake at @bkbohn and Matt at @mattwhoibe – which they update frequently during their tournaments, if you want to follow along with the action. Feel free to follow them to track their donation to LFM, but also for a chance to tweet them your good luck and your thanks for this really cool opportunity. Updates will also be provided on LFM’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Blake and Matt are slated to present their donations to LFM at the Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run in the Twin Cities on September 13.