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Ladies to Donate Part of Winnings to the AHA at WSOP Next Month

"Queen of Hearts" Team Is Sponsored by


The "Queen of Hearts" team will invade Las Vegas next month. The team, sponsored by ELLE magazine and, consists of 18 players who will raise funds for the American Heart Association by playing in the World Series of Poker's ladies event.

The team, captained by last-year's ladies event bracelet winner and actor Jennifer Tilly, will donate a percentage of its winnings to the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign.

Up to $5,000 of the money donated will be matched by and ELLE magazine. That means, if four members of the Queen of Hearts team cash and donate $5,000 each, and ELLE will each match $5,000 for each player.

With 18 players playing on the team, it could be a good day for the American Heart Association.

The women playing for the Queen of Hearts are: Tilly, co-captain Lisa Tenner (president of Tenner and Associates, a leading figure in the world of music management, branding and marketing), Allyn Jaffrey Shulman (corporate counsel and writer for Card Player Media), Shannon Elizabeth, Anne Spinetti, Kristy Gazes, Alison Worth, Susan Genard, Lori Sale, Hillary Kerr, Karina Jett, Maureen Feduniak, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, Jennifer Leigh, Wendeen Eolis, Katie Porrello, Leslie Eichner, and Irina Cornides.

The WSOP Ladies Event is a two-day event with a buy-in of $1,000. It starts Sunday, July 9.