DC Kiva Challenge!
The DC Community is coming together to give back what we can from our poker successes.
The Challenge: Poker players do more than just â€œplay poker.â€ Some of us are lucky enough to be successful at something we love to do. As poker players, we have to understand the value of money and completely disregard it. And, knowing this, we want to give something back from our successes. So, weâ€™re coming together through Kiva, a microfinance non-profit organization, to give back in a way that matters.
We challenge ALL DC members to join together and loan what you can. The Challenge is to loan out at least one buy-in at their normal stakes each month starting right now. I have created our own Kiva Team, consisting of fellow DC community members, for everyone to join so we can track all of the loans this amazing community makes.
As an added bonus, for each $25 loan made in March (minimum loan on Kiva is $25), you will receive one raffle ticket. If you make multiple loans, youâ€™ll receive multiple raffle tickets! At the end of the month there will be a drawing, with the winner receiving a FREE coaching lesson from a participating DC coach of YOUR choice!
How Kiva Works
To find out more details, including how to join and the list of participating coaches this month, please check out this website:
Buy-in to Giving
Once youâ€™ve joined and made your first loan, be sure to come back to this thread and post your donation brag so I can track your raffle tickets! (or email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org with the # of loans youâ€™ve made if you prefer to remain anonymous)
At the end of the month, I'll ask everyone to email me with the total amount they loaned in order to assign the appropriate number of raffle tickets.
Grindcore put it best when he said this:
The great thing about Kiva is that you don't actually donate the money. It's like a bank account with negative shitty interest instead of positive shitty interest. Most players are over rolled. To comfortably multi table you really don't need more than 20 BIs at the site you play on. If you have the rest of your money sitting in a bank account, you might as well loan it out. I'm saving up for a house for example and don't really have an immediate need for the money I make now, until I get to the point where I can buy the house. So meanwhile I can put it towards this charity.
Now letâ€™s get out there and show our quality as a community and make this a great success!
(If youâ€™re a coach who wants to participate for future months, please email me!)
***MAKE SURE YOU JOIN OUR TEAM BEFORE LOANING AND APPLY YOUR LOANS TOWARD OUR TEAM!***