Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from Burger King, Citrix, Northrop Grumman, AutoNation and several cruise lines have been asked to participate in a charity poker tournament. In such a way they are going to help raise over $50,000 in scholarship for 12 ladies to get into the IT industry. The female school leavers will study computers.
The 4th CIO Celebrity Poker Tournament and Casino Night held by ITWomen will take place on November 15th at the Sheraton in Fort Lauderdale.
Last year CIOs from South Florida’s top corporation help raise nearly $30,000 thus providing 7 ladies with scholarship.
Poker fans in South Florida can join the tournament through a donation of $2,500. all of them have a chance to win a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line and a watch from Monitca Jewelry. Besides, there are spa vouchers, romantic dinners and gift baskets on offer.
The aim of the tournament is to promote professional education and training for women in the field of technology.