Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, and Andrew Garfield To Host Celebrity Poker Event
Los Angeles, CA (October 14, 2016) – Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, and Andrew Garfield will host the WPT Foundation™ Presents Four Kings & An Ace Charity Poker Tournament Benefiting Mending Kids on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at CITIZEN Beverly Hills. The special charity event will feature celebrities, professional athletes, music entertainers, World Poker Tour® talent and professionals, and donors coming together to raise funds in support of Mending Kids’ work to provide life-changing surgical care to children in need from around the globe.
The evening will include a charity poker tournament, casino games, and live and silent auctions. The cast of A-list celebrities will be joined by WPT® Co-Commentator Mike Sexton and WPT Anchor Lynn Gilmartin, plus World Poker Tour champions Erik Seidel and Scotty Nguyen.
“The Four Kings & An Ace Charity Poker Tournament is a wonderful opportunity to help raise funds to benefit the healthcare of children through sustainable surgical programs,” said Marchelle Sellers, Executive Director of Mending Kids International. “At Mending Kids, 95 percent of every dollar that is donated goes directly towards helping children.”
Mending Kids International is a California-based non-profit that was formed in 2006 and has helped more than 3,000 children in 63 countries.
“WPT Foundation is dedicated to supporting the advancement of positive health for children around the world,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “Mending Kids is a perfect organization to help continue this mission, and we are honored to support their mission to raise awareness and lifesaving funds for those in need.”
To date, WPT Foundation has helped raise more than $6 million to benefit global philanthropic organizations such as Mending Kids.
There is a limited number of player and spectator tickets still available for the Four Kings & An Ace Charity Poker Tournament. To purchase tickets, please click here.
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About Mending Kids International
Mending Kids provides life-saving surgical care to children worldwide, including the United States. Over the years, thousands of children have received corrective, transformational surgeries that have given them a chance at longer, healthier, and happier lives. Most of the surgeries performed correct congenital heart defects, orthopedic abnormalities, severe scoliosis, and significant cranial facial deformities. Mending Kids’ work is accomplished in 63 countries, including the United States through four core programs: Overseas Surgical Missions, including the Sustainable Teaching Program; US Hometown Missions; Individual Surgical Care; and Training, Research, and Innovation.
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