Screaming Eagle Poker has a saying, “you have to be willing to die in order to live.” For America’s service members and members of the Screaming Eagle Poker (SEP) Association, is not just a saying, but a reality. These veterans, in addition to their daily commitment to America, are committed to helping their fellow Americans and veterans by sponsoring poker tournaments. According to the Army Soldier and president of SEP, Felix Gutierrez, “In 2006, in addition to the morale boosting competitions, Screaming Eagle Poker raised $180,000 for wounded veterans.”
During 2006, SEP sponsored poker tournaments throughout Iraq. As an example, SEP sponsored has sponsored tournaments in Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. According to SEP, “The events build Esprit De Corp and help soldiers get a mental escape from the anguish of living in a combat zone.” The growing popularity of SEP tournaments is reflected in the growth and direction of the organization. SEP envisions building a tournament pitting the various branches of service into an all out poker slugfest to find out which branch has the best poker players.
Taking a step toward the ultimate slugfest, in partnership with OffTheRail, the Screaming Eagle Poker Association is providing online poker events for all current and former Armed Forces, Law Enforcement, Fire personnel as well as their friends and family members. You can visit their website at http://www.screamingeaglepoker.com/ for more information.