By Tim Saunders on
Tomorrow night, August 9, will see Eva Longoria Parker hosting her very own poker tournament for charity.
The Tony and Eva Parker Celebrity Casino Night will take place at Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch in San Antonio, Texas. UltimateBet – an online poker room – has announced sponsorship of the event, and has also donated an Aruba Poker Classic prize package to the event’s live auction. The prize package includes a seat in this year’s Poker Classic, plus a head-to-head poker game and a lesson with 11-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Hellmuth in his personal suite in Aruba. The 2008 Aruba Poker Classic kicks off on September 27, and several celebrities have already confirmed their attendance – including Don Cheadle and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian.
Eva Longoria Parker’s event, which she is co-hosting with husband Tony Parker – the San Antonio Spurs star point guard – will raise money for the actress’ own charity, Eva's Heroes. The foundation aims to help individuals with developmental disabilities interact and grow, and was inspired by Longoria’s sister.
Celebrities already confirmed for the event include Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Katie Chonacas, Tim Duncan, Sean Elliott, Willie Garson, Jennifer Morrison, Adam Rodriguez, Leeann Tweeden, and David Zayas.
“I’m incredibly excited that the popularity of poker is able to help such an important cause and I’m unbelievably honored to be associated with this charity,” stated Phil Hellmuth, who will emcee the event.
More information can be found at the Eva’s Heroes website.
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