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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 4:14 pm | Updated: 3:59 pm, Fri Sep 12, 2014.

The fourth annual Spring Training Poker Classic benefiting the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund returns to West Scottsdale on March 1. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 seat to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. with the tournament starting at 8 p.m. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

Celebrity athletes and guests join in a friendly game of poker in support of the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund. Current and former professional sports athletes from the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers and more will be attending the event.

The Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund was formed in memory of Mike Coolbaugh, who passed away in July 2007 after being struck in the head by a line drive while coaching the Tulsa Drillers. Friends and family of Mike will honor his passion for life and commitment to living each day for others and living life to the fullest.

Guests that would like to participate in the poker tournament can register for a pre-event buy-in starting at $200. Walk-up buy-ins will be available for purchase the day of the event starting at $250.

To purchase your ticket to the fourth annual Spring Training Charity Poker Classic, visit www.scottsdaletickets.com.

For VIP table reservations, call (602) 405-0099 or contact vip@triyar.com.

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