Hero David Baker

David Baker

David Baker

Please join me in congratulating Mr. David Baker on being our Herbies Hero. Born in Connecticut, David Baker earned a finance degree and became a business salesman. David “ODB” Baker is now a full time American professional poker player living in Katy, Texas, which is where I met him in 2004 at a card room where we immediately struck up a friendship. David has appeared at five World Series of Poker (WSOP) final tables, and currently has over $2 million in tournament winnings. David is an Auburn University alumnus, where he had been introduced to poker. By the mid-1990s he was playing pot limit Omaha at casinos in New Orleans and eventually began playing three times a week at underground casinos in Houston. He became a full-time professional poker player in 2004. While David never had the pleasure or opportunity to meet Herb, he knew through updates from Mark, what was going on with him and his Cancer diagnosis and treatments.  The moment David was informed of the founding of the Organization Herbies Heroes, honoring my father Herb Ellerbe, he immediately wanted to help spread the word through his many followers on twitter (https://twitter.com/audavidb), and help support the cause to finding a cure for this disease. He, just like last month’s Heroes,  John and Caroline, bought a % of Mark playing in a Poker Tournament at the World Series of Poker in which he also ended up profiting in the endeavor, and donated right back to Herbies Heroes in order to continue supporting the annual Herbies Heroes Scholarship given to a graduating Senior from our alma mater Orange Park High School as well as other recipients. Please join me in thanking him, and congratulating Mr. David Baker, and my friend, on being our Herbies Hero.

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