Lee Watkinson and FullTilt Pros Host FullTiltPoker.com Save Captive Chimps Charity Poker Tournament

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 21, 2008) - On Sunday, May 25, at 9:00 pm EDT, FullTilt team member Lee Watkinson will host the "Save Captive Chimps" Charity Poker Tournament on FullTiltPoker.com. The $5 + $5 no-limit hold'em event will benefit the Cortland Brandenberg Foundation in their effort to rescue chimpanzees. The animal rescue foundation is in desperate need of immediate funding and Watkinson is encouraging everyone to join him in the "Save Captive Chimps" fundraising effort.

For more information or to register for the event, visit http://www.greasiewheels.com or FullTiltPoker.com. New members should download the free software and enter referral code "ANIMALLOVERS" to ensure animal shelters receive continued funding. To register, look for the "May 25 21:00 Hold'em NL $5 + $5" tournament listed in red and located in the "tournaments" tab of the FullTiltPoker.com online lobby. The cost is $10 to enter. Half of the entry will benefit the Cortland Brandenberg Foundation, with a portion of the proceeds going towards the establishment of a new sanctuary slated to open in June in Watkinson's home state of Washington. The other half of the entry will be awarded to participants who place in the money, and the winner of the "Save Captive Chimps" tournament will receive the first place prize money and a Curtis & Co. watch.

FullTiltPoker.com team members have also promised their support to fellow FullTilt team member Watkinson on Sunday, May 25, by participating in the "Save Captive Chimps" online event at 9:00 pm EDT.

Those who are unable to participate in the FullTilt "Save Captive Chimps" online $10 tournament on Sunday, May 25 at 9:00 pm EDT, can still help the Cortland Brandenberg Foundation. Contact Timmy DeRosa at (702) 702 823-5728 or email leewatkinson@msn.com.

About Lee Watkinson, Timmi DeRosa, and the Cortland Brandenberg Foundation

Originally hailing from Washington, Watkinson is an Economics graduate, a professional poker player, a World Series of Poker bracelet winner and a FullTilt Poker representative. Watkinson and fiancee Timmi DeRosa have committed themselves to rescuing captive chimpanzees, many of which have been retired from major motion picture studios and used in laboratory research. The two founded the Cortland Brandenberg Foundation in order to rescue as many creatures as possible. Watkinson and DeRosa's goal is to eventually build a shelter.

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