Red hot poker player Zachary Taylor is planning to sell his new Corvette to raise money for the US military.
The 31-year-old player, who lives in the San Diego area, is selling the 2013 Corvette Stingray in order to help his son, who suffers from cerebral palsy, raise money.
He says he would have no problems with the purchase of a new car for his son.
“If I have to pay for a car, I’ll probably buy a $300,000 car and then donate the rest of it to the military.
I’ve got to get something for my kid and I’m going to do that,” Taylor said.
“I’m going out to buy a Corvette.
If it’s for military purposes, it’s worth a lot of money.”
The player is the first player in the history of the WSOP to make a full-time living as a professional poker player, and he says the hobby is more than just a game.
“The world of poker is changing every day,” Taylor told Polygon.
“You can be in the middle of nowhere and have money and still be able to play the game.
It’s something I love doing and I think it’s really exciting.”
Taylor says the US Military is a growing force in the game and he is working on plans to help raise funds for the troops, including in the coming months.
“It’s a lot harder to get into this game than you think it is,” Taylor explained.
The money that I’m raising will go towards getting the soldiers to the next level.”