The One Step Closer Foundation will be holding its first annual All In for CP Celebrity Charity Tournament in Los Angeles on August 3rd to benefit those dealing with living life with cerebral palsy. Numerous poker and Hollywood celebrities are scheduled to attend the poker fundraiser that has been a long time in the works.
Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, California will host the event on Sunday, August 3rd at noon, and the event is open to the public. The no-limit hold’em poker tournament has a $500 buy-in with $100 rebuys available for the first 90 minutes. In the end, 50% of the take will become the prize pool for the players, and the other 50% will be donated to the One Step Closer Foundation.
In addition, a silent auction will be a part of the day’s events. The auction will feature items such as the Ray Romano Vegas Package, which includes airfare, Mirage hotel, and tickets to Romano’s show at the Mirage for two, and the Brad Garrett ‘Til Death Package, which is comprised of four tickets to the taping of his television show with a meet-n-greet with Garrett and co-star Joely Fisher.
The list of celebrities expected to attend continues to grow, but names on the list thus far include Ben Affleck, Jennifer Tilly, Norm MacDonald, Colin Quinn, Montel Williams, Sam Simon, and Jamie Gold. And as the date approaches and the One Step Closer Foundation networks at the World Series of Poker, more names are added to the list.
Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that is typically diagnosed in young children and affects body movement and muscle coordination. The problems stems from the brain, which prevents control of the muscles and nerves. There is no known cure or medical prevention available.
Jacob Zalewski is President and CEO of the One Step Closer Foundation, which he founded in 2007 as a non-profit charitable organization with the goal of easing the lives of those who suffer from cerebral palsy. By putting together fundraising opportunities, OSCF is able to provide some financial aid to groups and individuals with CP, as well as researchers who specialize in treatments and advancements in CP. Most importantly, the organization strives to promote awareness and understanding of the disease, thereby raising funds to help those with CP.