Best Buddies California and ISM team up for Charity Poker Event

Los Angeles, CA-  March 2, 2012 - Interactive Studio Management (ISM - will host its fifth annual Invitational Charity Poker Tournament alongside the 2012 Game Developers Conference (GDC 2012), with all proceeds benefiting Best Buddies California (

A top level video game industry networking event, the previous ISM Invitational Charity Poker Tournaments have gathered an average of 160 players, spectators, and participating video game companies to raise more than $80K for charity.

ISM will hold the charity event on March 6 st at 7pm in Gateway 103, located in the North Hall of the Moscone Convention Center, and will allow a limited number of players to compete in Texas Hold 'Em for bragging rights and prizes. The event will also welcome spectators, who are encouraged to make a small donation to Best Buddies.

For more information on the event and registration details, please visit the ISM Invitational Charity Poker Tournament's registration page:

About Best Buddies California:

Best Buddies California is a nonprofit 501©(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, utilizing a global volunteer movement to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development. Targeting middle, high school and college campuses and the work place as its primary arenas, Best Buddies California strives to break down the social isolation that so often surrounds individuals with intellectual disabilities and provide environments where they can finally find their voices and allow their talents to shine. For more information, visit:

About ISM:

Founded in 1996 with offices in Southern California, Northern California, New York, Japan, and now Vancouver, ISM (Interactive Studio Management) is the leading agency in interactive entertainment representing AAA studios such as: Acquire CORP, Asobo Studio, Digital Extremes, Mass Media, Nihilistic Software, n-Space, Premium Agency, Red Fly Studio, Reverge Labs, Saber Interactive & Silicon Knights. On behalf of its clients, ISM has closed over 200 publishing deals, with more than 25 with first party publishers.


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