Stars set to join Ed Asner at the 4th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament and Celebrity Casino Night will include Rosie O'Donnell, Dylan McDermott, Ed Begley Jr., Michael McKean and Johnny Dowers.
Asner will lead a long list of celebrities, sponsors and top movie studio execs who have teamed up on behalf of Autism Speaks. More than 300 guests are expected at this year’s event, sponsored by Steelcase.
“The Annual Texas Hold ’Em Tournament is always a memorable and rewarding opportunity for us to bring friends and members of the industry together to raise funds for Autism Speaks,” said Asner, who has a son and grandson on the spectrum. “Our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.”
In addition to the Celebrity Poker Tournament, guests will also enjoy a casino night including Blackjack, Craps and Roulette; a dinner buffet by Patina Catering; cocktails and silent/live auctions. Casino night prizes will be awarded as well as poker prizes for the top three winners.
The poker tournament is expecting to raise over $100,000 to support Autism Speaks mission to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to fund research into the causes, prevention and treatment of autism, and to advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families, which now affects 1 out of every 68 people in the United States. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org. Follow #ChipIn4Autism on Facebook and Twitter to get event updates.
To purchase tickets, go to autismspeaks.print2d.com. Entry deadline is August 1.
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