If there’s an event on the World Poker Tour schedule that is likely to pull stars from Hollywood, the sports world and the poker world alike, it’s WPT Legends of Poker, an always star-studded tournament that draws some of the biggest names in the world to Los Angeles’s Bicycle Casino.
Now, to add to this already impressive week of poker events, WPT Foundation presents The Frank Mariani & Jerry Buss No-Limit Hold ‘Em Poker Classic Benefitting the Lakers Youth Foundation at 4pm on Sunday, August 25.
Entrants will get the chance to join their favorite poker pros and some of the biggest names in LA sports – including the fabulous LA Laker Girls – at this special $365 buy-in tournament (with $100 rebuys and a $20,000 guarantee) for an evening of great poker action in the name of a great cause. All final table players will receive a limited Framed Jerry Buss / Frank Mariani Chip Set.
Here’s a little more about this great cause from their website:
The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation’s goal is to assist nonprofit community organizations based on need. With the Foundation’s focus on the use of sports to promote education, teamwork and self-esteem among Los Angeles area youth, our fundraising directly supports these initiatives by providing financial assistance to children and local youth programs.
And here are some more details about the event (click for larger version):