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Phil will provide a poker lesson before an AVANT Charity Poker Tournament starts. 

AVANT Communications (“AVANT”), a platform for technology decision-making and enabler of Trusted Advisors, today announces Phil Hellmuth, the “Poker Brat” will be joining the upcoming AVANT Virtual Special Forces Summit, sponsored by Palo Alto Networks.  Phil will give an exclusive poker lesson to the AVANT Trusted Advisor community right before AVANT’s Charity Poker Tournament, raising funds for Feeding America.  

Feeding America is a United States–based nonprofit organization that is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies. Trusted Advisors can register for the event at: http://goAVANT.net/Virtual

“What a great way to end our virtual Special Forces Summit event, filled with fiercely competitive Trusted Advisors, then a poker lesson from the ‘Poker Brat himself, Phil Hellmuth, right before we launch into our Charity Poker Tournament, said Alex Danyluk, Chief Strategy Officer of AVANT. “AVANT has been raising funds for Feeding America since the beginning of the pandemic with fundraising events and bi-weekly FUN poker tournaments, to help support struggling families in this time of need. 

There is no cost to join the AVANT Charity Poker Tournament October 8, but a suggested donation to Feeding America is requested at www.goAVANT.net/Donate. Sponsoring vendors will be awarding prizes to everyone that reaches the final table with total valued of $2,850, with a grand prize valued at $1,000 

Phil Hellmuth, known as the “Poker Brat” for his always colorful and competitive personality, has won Player of the Year honors, the NBC Heads-Up Championships, the European Poker Championships and over 50 other major tournaments. In 2007 he was elected to the Poker Hall of Fame. 

Phil is an entrepreneur with a publishing company, clothing company (PokerBrat.com), real estate company and casino games company. His book Play Poker Like the Pro’s was a New York Times bestseller and his mobile game Hellmuth’s Hold ‘Em was downloaded 1.35 million times around the world. Phil appears regularly as a player and analyst on NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN and GSN and was the host of Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown. He’s regarded by fellow players as a veteran of the game with a heart of gold, and frequently supports aging players and players in need. 

AVANT’s Special Forces Summit is a two-day Trusted Advisor enablement event, bringing the channel partner community together with thought leaders and key vendors of today’s leading technology solutions. It is the industry’s premier conference dedicated to technology decision strategies, tactics, and tools that enable partners to transform their business to that of a true Trusted Advisor. 

Members of the media who wish to request a press pass to attend Special Forces Summit should email AVANTPR@walkersands.com. 

About AVANT Communications 

AVANT is a platform for Technology decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales and Trusted Advisor assistance, training, guidance, and tools to fuel customer digital transformation. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.net, or connect on Linkedin goavant.net/linkedin and Twitter goavant.net/twitter.