It has become an annual tradition and poker players flock to the event to help raise funds for Happy House. It helps that one of the organization’s founders is Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson, Honorary Mayor of the North Valley in Los Angeles, and poker enthusiast. Her fundraising events are a can’t-miss for those looking to help a good cause and participate in a fun poker tournament at the same time.
Cartwright will be hosting her fifth annual Happy House Poker Tournament and BBQ on Saturday, April 24 at her home in Northridge. The outdoor barbecue festivities are scheduled to begin at noon, and those wishing to attend for the food and outdoor activities are asked to provide a $15 admission, while children under the age of 12 will be admitted free of charge.
The poker tournament is for attendees over the age of 21 and will begin promptly at 1pm. There is a $60 buy-in for players, and rebuys are a mere $10 each, and with that money going to charity, the excitement of rebuys will surely be contagious and fun. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in the tournament, while funds raised will benefit Happy House.
Cartwright and Hollywood writer/producer Rose Goss founded Happy House to help create a healthier and more respectful world through their community. The mission of the organization is “building better families,” which can mean an actual family or local schools, churches, business, or neighborhoods. Using common sense values and equality amongst its community members, Happy House supports individuals and groups who try to make their community a better place and its residents lead more productive, positive lives.
More information on Happy House, as well as an RSVP page, can be found at www.HappyHouse.org. Those interested in attending can also call (818) 882-7483 to reserve admission and/or a poker tournament seat.