We at Kontender Entertainment and Kontenders Poker are very proud of our track record of giving back to our communities through our various charity poker events.
Kontender Entertainment, LLC founder Tom Wiegand (also Vice President of the Help a Brother Out Foundation, which serves the needy in the Apex, NC area) has always been involved in charitable causes, and has received a number of recognitions and awards for the charity work he does both through Kontender Entertainment and in other contexts.
But of course, that is not the motivation. We just recognize that we are fortunate, blessed, in so many ways, and we know that giving to those in need gives our league a higher purpose.
Recent Charity Events
Following are a few of the charitable activities we have been involved in over the past few years.
The US Veterans Corps has announced that Kontenders owner Tom Wiegand has earned the title of 2017 Veteran of the Year for his relentless charitable
Between August 6 and 12, 2017, Kontenders players across four different regions joined other bar poker leagues in collecting non-perishables for Rescue Me Across America,
Kontenders Poker and Break Time Billiards hosted a poker charity event on May 12, 2017, raising over $1500 for the American Cancer Society. This was
Kontenders Poker and The Rockhouse hosted a poker charity event on May 8, 2017 to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. The event drew 31 players and
Poker players raised over $1000 and collected two shopping carts full of food to support the US Veterans Corps' Rescue Ruck program. This event was
Kontenders Poker hosted a charity poker event at The Rockhouse, in Gastonoia, NC, on March 25, to benefit Veterans Entering Transition. Veterans Entering Transition is
Kontenders Poker, in conjunction with our good friends at the US Veterans Corps, played a big role in breaking the record for "Largest Donation of Toys
This fundraiser was to raise awareness to a rare disease that most people do not know about and could possibly have. This is very personal
Restock the Shelves Nationwide Restock the Shelves is an annual nationwide event, promoted by AnteUp Magazine and Blue Shark Optics, in which poker rooms across
On Wednesday January 11, Kontenders Poker teamed up with Dingo Dog Brewery to host a charity poker event at Imbibe in Chapel Hill, NC. For
Much thanks to players at these Durham area venues, who collected hats and gloves for Sisters Pushing Sisters, International: Piper's Deli Bralie's Luxury Box This
Kontenders raised over $1700 to support that family of Keith Davis' niece, who is struggling with brain cancer.
An award-winning program of the United States Veterans Corps, Toys For Lil Troops provides toys to the children of deployed and low-income troops.
More than 100 players turned out for KOntender Entertainment’s Restock the Shelves event at Break Time Billiards in Cary, NC. Former world champion Greg Raymer was the featured guest.
"Thank you for being an angel in all of our lives." A letter from Nancy Stack, President, Cystinosis Research Foundation
Raising Money for Cystinosis In May of 2015, Tom Wiegand (owner of Kontender Entertainment) announced that June would be "Help Find A Cure for Cystinosis