NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bongo Nashville and Mafiaoza’s Pizzeria are inviting Nashville-area poker players to join them for an afternoon of poker, Fat Bottom Brewery food and beverages, and the opportunity to be named “Nashville’s Best Poker Player” — all in the name of charity.

The third annual Nashville Poker Challenge is set for 2-7 pm Sunday, Feb. 5 at Fat Bottom Brewing Co., 800 44th Ave. N. in Nashville.

“This is the most fun way to donate money,” says tournament co-founder Bob Bernstein, owner and founder of Bongo Java. “I get to put my skills to the test, the chance to win a prestigious title, and know that all of this money is going to charity. This has become an event where poker players of all skill levels can gather, compete and contribute to our great city.”

Players get an afternoon of poker and the opportunity to use their skills to place as a top finisher so they can name their favorite nonprofit organization to receive proceeds from the charity tournament. Past recipients have included: Abintra Montessori, Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives, Children’s Fund for Glycogen Storage Disease Research, Nashville Humane Association, The Oasis Center, Our Kids, and UniCycle.

Player entries of $100 are tax-deductible ($25 value of food and drink reduce the deductibility). Rebuys are $50 the day of the event and are fully deductible.

The Nashville Poker Challenge Fund is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect the intentions and goals of their charitable endeavors. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit