On Monday, May 10th, Malibu House of Hope will host their 1st Annual Hold 'Em for the Homeless Celebrity Poker Tournament at Hollywood hot-spot Avalon. 100% of the proceeds raised will benefit Malibu House of Hope's programming. Malibu House of Hope, is an amazing non-profit that provides housing, food, social work, schooling and job training for homeless children and young adults and really helps to transform their lives giving them the second chance they deserve. MHOH will be doing incredibly transformative work with homeless children in our community who are all too often overlooked. The National Coalition for the Homeless reports that there are 1.35 million children who are homeless on any given night in this country, with a majority of whom are runaways due to fleeing an extremely abusive home environment. The mission of MHOH is to make sure that no child is left outside.
The star-studded event, presented by The Bicycle Casino, will be held at the legendary Avalon ballroom, located at 1735 N. Vine Street in Hollywood from 7pm - 11pm on Monday, May 10th, 2010. Guests will enjoy cocktails, gourmet cuisine and delicious desserts. Tournament players will have the chance to win fabulous prizes. Commerce Casino is proud to support Malibu House of Hope at the 1st Annual Hold 'Em for the Homeless Celebrity Poker Tournament by donating the Grand Prize at the event on May 10th. The winner of the Hold 'Em for the Homeless Celebrity Poker Tournament will receive a seat in the televised and star-studded 2011 World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational valued at $25,000 which will take place at the world's largest poker casino, Commerce Casino.
There will also be Vegas style games like Blackjack & Roulette in addition to a Jewelry Bar hosted by Judith Ripka and a Zino Platinum Cigar Lounge. The media partner for the event is Reality Cares. Partygoers will also be able to donate to MHOH via the raffle and live auction at the event featuring signed one of a kind memorabilia from the biggest names in entertainment and once in a lifetime experience packages such as a two hour private poker lesson with the Queen of Poker Annie Duke and much more!
Space in the tournament is extremely limited so purchase your tickets now to reserve your seat by contacting Melinda Crown-Faeber at Malibu House of Hope at 818-625-2362 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Casino Play $150 a ticket and Poker Play is $250 a ticket with a tax deduction from Malibu House of Hope for your generous support. Join Michael Gladis and Rich Sommer from the hit TV show "Mad Men", Aiden Turner from this season's "Dancing With The Stars" and Melissa Joan Hart from last season's show, Jenifer Lewis of "The Princess and the Frog", Grammy nominated musician Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, The Cult & Velvet Revolver) and many more for an unforgettable evening for an amazing cause.