Poker will join hands with the One Step Closer Foundation to organize the 10th All In for CP, a celebrity poker tournament that will be played at California’s Commerce Casino with the intention of raising funds for cerebral palsy victims.
The game of poker has given more in charity than any other game or sport in the world. Poker is associated with innumerable charity events, and poker players and celebrities are eager to take part in tournaments organized to raise funds for a worthy cause.
The charity poker event will feature a $350 buy-in NL Hold’em game. Players will be permitted to rebuy for $100 during the first two hours of the tournament. Players can start registering for the event from 11:00 a.m., but the celebrities will arrive at noon and the game will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Among the celebrities who have confirmed that they will take part in the event are Michael Mizrachi, who plays under the moniker The Grinder; Jamie Gold and Joe Cada, the former winners of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event; Dennis Phillips, the finalist of the WSOP Main Event; Jennifer Tilly and Phil Laak, the celebrity couple of poker; and Norman Chad.
Celebrities related to the world of sport, music, and television will also be taking part and some of them are Mekhi Phifer, Lawyer Milloy, Stacy Fuson, Alison Waite, Alicia Webb, Sara Underwood, and Jason Alexander.
Cheryl Hines and Montel Williams will be the hosts of the event.
The charity poker tournament has a guaranteed prize of $35,000, and players who reach the two final tables will receive cash prizes. The first-place prize is an impressive $10,000.
The One Step Closer Foundation focuses on raising funds for cerebral palsy victims. The funds raised by this non-profit organization are used to create awareness, organize education programs, and provide financial assistance to those affected by cerebral palsy. Previous beneficiaries of One Step Closer Foundation’s charity poker events are St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and Right to Play.
The WSOP has raised millions for the One Drop Foundation, and poker players have contributed to non-profit organizations associated with Raising for Effective Giving (REG).