By Delinda Lombardo on
Jason Alexander will be hosting a Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournement on May 9 at the Hollywood Park Casino with proceeds going to charity.
Alexander will be joined by celebrities and Dianna Donofrio-Trigatzi (Celebrity Guest Tournament Director and Nevada State Director of the Poker Players Alliance), and Special Honoree, Leyna Nguyen (KCBS/KCAL Anchor), and poker stars such as Greg Raymer, Jamie Gold, and Chip Jett.
Cards hit the felt at 2:00 PM on May 9, with each hand representing a strong step towards ending domestic violence and helping youth who have been abused and abandoned. All proceeds from this tournament will go towards benefiting 1736 Family Crisis Center, Los Angeles’ largest domestic violence agency for the last 36 years.
Spectators are welcome to watch as celebrities and poker stars compete for prizes such as cash, an ECO friendly poker table valued at $5,000.00, donated by Eric Hansel, founder of EGM Green. And poker star Annie Duke, currently seen on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice,” has also donated a WSOP Boot Camp Package as one of the prizes.
1736 Family Crisis Center operates 5 shelters throughout Los Angeles County, including 4 domestic violence shelters and one emergency youth shelter. Through the Center’s shelters, three outpatient clinics, five 24-hour emergency response stations and educational/outreach services, over 25,000 abuse victims and their children were helped in 2008. The most severe cases were taken in 1736 Family Crisis Center’s care. The Center relies 100% on grants and donations to provide much-needed services to victims of abuse and abandoned youth. These victims do not pay a penny for any of the services they receive for up to 2 years. In this uncertain economic climate, the nonprofits have been hit the hardest, and sadly, an unstable economy statistically fuels domestic violence.
Please help us by joining in to play poker with Jason and his friends, as we become part of the solution to end domestic violence.
Tournament tickets and donates available through the website.
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