December 5th 2013 – Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
The program is our primary source of fundraising. An annual celebrity charity poker tournament. This event incorporates the who’s who of celebrities, poker pros, high rollers and average Joe’s coming together for a very important cause. This event has been overwhelmingly successful and is getting bigger with each year. To date this event has helped us raise over 460K getting us one step closer to our ultimate goal where cerebral Palsy is a thing of the past.
The All-in for CP celebrity charity poker tournament is our primary source of fundraising. This annual event incorporates the who’s who of celebrities, poker pros, high-rollers and average Joe’s coming together for a very important cause. This event has been overwhelmingly successful and is getting bigger with each year. To date this event has helped us raise over $460,000! Helping us get one step closer to our ultimate goal where cerebral Palsy is a thing of the past. A history of our event:
In 2008, we had our first tournament in LA at Hollywood Park and we raised over $44,000. We had a total of 44 players, including Montel Williams, Shannon Elizabeth, Sam Simon (Co-creator of the Simpson’s), Barry Greenstein, and Freddy Deeb.
Our second tournament was Saturday, December 12, 2009 in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock (one day before the Doyle Bronson’s Five Diamond Poker Classic) and we raised over $80,000. Our attendance more than doubled with a total of 97 players including Jennifer Tilly (who hosted the event), Mekhi Phifer, Sam Simon, Phil Laak, Antonio Esfandiari, Freddy Deeb, Eli Elezra, Darvin Moon, Scotty Nguyen, Barry Greenstein and many more.
In 2010, we were at the Venetian hotel & Casino and played host to 150 people such as Jennifer Tilly, Mekhi Phifer, Sean Astin ( Lord of the Ringes/Rudy), Cheryl Hines (“ABC’s Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jerry Buss, Frank Mariani (Lakers), Montel Williams etc. We raised $150,000 at this tournament alone!
In 2011, we returned to the Venetian hotel & Casino and hosted 175 people. Celebrities included Sam Simon (Co-creator of the Simpson’s), Donnie and Jimmy Wahlberg, Sam Simon (Co-creator of the Simpson’s), Jennifer Tilly, Mekhi Phifer, Sean Astin ( Lord of the Ringes/Rudy), Cheryl Hines (“ABC’s Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jerry Buss, Frank Mariani (Lakers), Montel Williams, Omar Gooding (Play Makers), Glenn Morshower (“24”), Alicia Webb (WWE), Omar Miller (“8 Mile”), Dennis McCoy (X-games), Stacy Fusion (Playboy), Glenn Cadrez (Denver Broncos), Alison Waite (Playboy Playmate) and Melvin Fowler (NFL). We raised our largest amount yet at $290,000!
In 2012 we had another great turn out with celebrities such as Montel Williams, Sam Simon, Jose Canseco and many others played along side some of the best poker players in the world. We raised over $53,000 to go towards those suffering with Cerebral Palsy.
This year’s poker tournament is looking to be even bigger than last year. It will be held at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino on December 8th in Las Vegas! Our goal is to raise $500,000! We hope to see you there!
6th Annual Tournament Details
- Location: Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino Poker Room
- Date: Thursday December 5th, 2013
- Time: 2pm
- No Limit Texas Hold-em Poker tournament with $500 + 40 entry fee & $200 re-buys for 90 minutes.
- Final table will receive over $25,000 in cash and prizes!
- Competitive Cash Payout
- On-site raffles of rare and collectible memorabilia
- Silent Auction
- We will be giving away $25,000 in cash and prizes!
Donate to the Tournament
We encourage our supporters to contribute to the All-In for CP Tournament either through donated items for our raffles or by donating directly to the One Step Closer Foundation via the PayPal link above!
The tournament helps raise funds that are distributed to an array of foundations that directly impact the research and individuals that are affected by Cerebal Palsy. Take a look at our Foundation Contributions page to see how we helped people in 2012!
Public Relations Contact
For any public relations inqueries, please contact Crys Spelman at (310) 357-4147 or at crys@CLSPublicity.com
Thank You for an amazing 2011 All In for CP Tournament!
Here are a few clips from the event in previous years:
All In for CP has been fortunate enough to have support from the following list of celebrities in years past, many of whom plan to attend this years event as well.
1. Sam Simon (Co-Creator of the Simpson’s)
2. Jennifer Tilly
3. Mekhi Phifer
4. Shannon Elizabeth
5. Miguel Nunez Jr. (Meet Dave)
6. Montel Williams
7. Alicia Webb (WWE)
8. Omar Miller (8 Mile)
9. Dennis McCoy (X-games)
10. Scotty Nguyen
11. Barry Greenstein
12. Darvin Moon
13. Todd and Pam Brunson
14. Antonio Esfandiari
15. Dan Fleyshman (Who’s your daddy energy drink)
16. Dennis Phillips
17. Andy Block
18. David ‘Chino’ Rheem
19. Jamie Gold
20. Eli Elezra
21. Freddy Deeb
22. Phil Laak
23. Lance Funston (CEO Tel-America)