The 5th Annual Ante Up for Autism charity event for TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) was held on Saturday and raised over $250,000 for 28,000 families across the country.

The 5th Annual Ante Up for Autism was held at The St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, CA on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The event included a VIP red carpet entrance, cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres on the resort lawn, a live performance by “One Tree Hill” actress and singer Kate Voegele, tournament poker with tips from poker stars Michelle Lau, David Mosikian and Joe Sebok, a dinner buffet, and a live silent auction supporting “Talk About Curing Autism.” TACA raised more than $250,000 (gross) and more than 300 people attended the event to support over 28,000 families across the United States touched by autism.

A host of celebrities – including Amber Lancaster (“The Hard Times of RJ Berger”), Alexis Bellino (“The Real Housewives of OC”), Johnathon Schaech (Actor, writer & producer), Clifton Collins Jr (Actor), Kate Voegele (Actress/Singer), John Hensley (Actor), Nicky Whelan (Actress/TV Host), Leyla Milani (“Deal or No Deal” Model), Ken Davitian (Actor), RenĂ©e Herlocker (Television Host & Spokesmodel), Gretchen Bleiler (Professional Snowboarder), Kerry Walsh (Professional Beach Volleyball Player), Casey Jennings (Professional Beach Volleyball Player), DeShawn Foster (NFL Player), and Mike Kloser (Adventure Racer) – came out to show their support for “Talk About Curing Autism” at the event.

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