Mission: “To use poker as a vehicle to raise money for military families and charity, organize and execute volunteer efforts, and raise awareness in helping others and in our communities.”
Who are the Patriot Poker Players?
Patriot Poker Players (3P) are actual active duty, reserve, guard, retired military members and first responders who take our game From the Frontlines to the Felt. Our vision is to raise money and increase awareness of military affiliated charities through our presence & interactions with the public. 3p was conceived by two Air Force members, Todd Furst and Tim Montjoy, while on a tour in Afghanistan. They hoped to create a program to help others, while playing game that is commonly played amongst deployed troops to raise morale and camaraderie.
Giving back is important to 3p. Players come from around the world to participate in “No Limit Hold ‘Em” tournaments with the goal to do well and contribute 10% of the team’s earnings to a chosen charity. In addition, we select a service project within the communities we visit and encourage participation by other poker players and supporters. Potential Patriot Poker Players are committed to 3P’s mission and maintaining an absolute positive and professional attitude.
During an R&R trip to Daytona, FL in October 2011, Todd and Tim were joined by nine others to play in the Heartland Poker Tour’s Main Event in support of the charity, Fueled By The Fallen. The 3P effort was well received by the HPT, a number of established poker pros, and all the players in the tournament. Now, with overwhelming support, we begin to trek to the big dance at the biggest poker game on the planet, The World Series of Poker 2012!
Why play poker to reach our goals?
Poker isn’t played everywhere, however since 2003, poker has grown faster than any other American sport. Poker quickly flourished into one of television’s most popular and most watched shows which encouraged people around the world to learn to play. Poker reaches millions globally. The Patriot Poker Players team members use the same concept used in the military on the poker table, the concept of teamwork. If millions are playing and watching poker, then Patriot Poker Players have an audience to raise awareness and the skill to contribute winnings to 3p charities of choice. Through poker, we aim to establish a solid team that will contribute millions of dollars to charities, volunteer countless hours, raise awareness, help our troops and families, and improve our communities.
Who do we work with?
We are working with established poker pro’s and celebrities to help us raise awareness of the needs of our troops coming home and to help raising money for charities who support military families. One such charity is the Randy Couture G.I. Foundation that helps troops and their families who may suffer from separation, PTSD, and physical injuries from deployments. Fueled by the Fallen has been a supporter of 3P since day one, and we are working to help carry out their mission of remembering those who gave their lives for our country. We are also working with the wonderful LIPS women’s poker organization; they have shown us lots of support and guidance.
Support the Patriot Poker Players!
We have sponsorship opportunities available for every budget. We proudly stand for the 3p mission and will represent all sponsors in an honorable fashion. Please join in the efforts to grow the 3p Nation, and make a difference in the lives of our military families and communities.
For Media Requests & General Inquiries, Please Contact:
Todd Fuerst, CEO
Tim Montjoy, President