By Tim Saunders on
Eva Longoria is to host a special poker tournament to raise money for charity.
The 33-year-old star of Desperate Housewives will host the event with her husband – San Antonio Spurs star point guard Tony Parker – with all proceeds going to Eva's Heroes, the charity she set up to give people with developmental disabilities the chance to succeed and grow.
The Tony and Eva Parker Celebrity Casino Night will take place on August 9 at Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch in San Antonio, Texas, with a buy-in of $300. This will give players 10,000 in starting chips, and $100 additional rebuys (for 5,000 in chips) will be available throughout the first hour once players dip below 5,000. Casino games will also be running during the tournament, including blackjack, roulette, craps, slot machines, and a money wheel.
Longoria established Eva’s Heroes after watching her sister grow up with an intellectual disability: “She has given me so much inspiration and hope to face everyday with the strength and courage she has had her whole life. She has never seen herself with a disability and only sees the good in everyone and everything.”
More information about the tournament can be found at the Eva’s Heroes website.
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