The official 2007 Game Developers Conference poker tournament has raised almost $24,000 for the Starlight Starbright Foundation, according to a statement from organizers the ISM Agency, with Midway's Lee Jacobson winning the top prize.
120 players from a broad spectrum of companies in the videogame industry attended the tournament, held on Tuesday, March 6th during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and organized by ISM Agency, which represents game developers including Silicon Knights, Left Field Productions, N-Space and Digital Extremes.
The specific victors in the hotly contested tournament and their donated prizes were as follows:
1st. Lee Jacobson, Midway Home Entertainment
(Philips 37” AmbX FlatScreen TV & DVD)
2nd. Jill Zinner, Premier Search
3rd. Douglas Rilley, LucasArts
(Custom PlayStation 3)
The benefits of the tournament are being donated to the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, which helps seriously ill children and their families in the U.S. through a series of in-hospital, outpatient, school and home-based programs and services.
Stew Kosoy, Senior Partner of ISM Agency commented, “We were delighted to see so many people turn up to compete for fun and for charity. We’d like to extend our thanks to the players and our generous sponsors at Philips, LucasArts and PlayStation for supporting the tournament.”