1736 Family Crisis Center To Hold Poker Tournament Saturday 2009: Rub Elbows

1736 Family Crisis Center to hold poker tournament Saturday

Come rub elbows Saturday with poker pros and Hollywood celebrities at the 1736 Family Crisis Center’s third annual fundraising poker tournament.
Jason Alexander – “Seinfeld’s” George Constanza – will host the event to benefit the center’s domestic violence victims, their children, and homeless and abandoned youth. On hand for the tournament will be poker celebrities Jamie Gold and Greg Raymer, Hollywood stars Montel Williams, Cheryl Hines, Mimi Rogers, Peter Facinelli, Romany Malco, Rob Morrow, Patrick Cassidy, Bobby Costanzo, Scott Elrod and Daniel Baldwin, and KCAL weather reporter Jackie Johnson. In addition to the tournament, filmmaker Brian Herskowitz will be filming the documentary “1736: Someplace To Turn” to help bring attention to the work of center, and KCAL/KCBS news anchor Leyna Nguyen will be honored for her charity work. The event will be at the Hollywood Park Casino, 3883 W. Century Blvd, Inglewood. Check-in starts at 1 p.m. with “cards in the air” at 2 p.m. Buy-in for poker players is $250 with $100 rebuys available. Spectators are welcome for $75, which includes lunch. The first-place winner receives $10,000 second place is an eco-friendly poker table valued at $5,000. There will be additional prizes for the top 10 players. To purchase buy-ins, log on to www.1736fcc.org or call Tobi Quintiliani at 310-678-0483 or 310-543-9900, Ext. 210.

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