Nancy Cartwright is an avid poker enthusiast, in addition to being famous for her voiceover work, such as her long-time role as the voice of Bart Simpson. But more than that, she enjoys putting together some of the most star-studded and profitable fundraisers each and every year. For the fifth year, the fall of 2010 will boast of her fifth annual Monte Carlo Night event to benefit the Boys and Girls Club and the Police Activities League Supporters.
The 2010 event will take place on Saturday, October 2 at Cartwright’s home in the Northridge area of Los Angeles, California. The event will center around a poker tournament, which will be the main source of funds raised for the charities. The $300 buy-in no-limit holdem tournament will offer a number of top prizes, and the top five players will win a seat to a WSOP satellite tournament. The evening will also include gourmet barbecue dinner, an open bar, and a party atmosphere. Players will be allowed entry for their $300 buy-in, while non-players are asked to pay $150 to attend the festivities.
Hosting the poker tournament along with Cartwright will be 2007 WSOP Main Event champion Jerry Yang and 2006 WSOP Ladies event winner Mary Jones, but the night promises a stellar line-up of other poker players as well, including Jennifer Harman, Todd Brunson, Men Nguyen, Sam Farha, Kenna James, Marsha Waggoner, Annie Duke, Jamie Gold, and Barbara Enright. Celebrities will be in attendance as well, including some of the following supporters of Cartwright’s efforts Kirstie Alley, Camryn Manheim, Jose Canseco, Donnie Wahlberg, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Anne Archer, Anthony Anderson, and Mickey Dolenz.
Two charities will benefit from the proceeds of the Monte Carlo night. One of them is the Boys & Girls Club of West Valley, a Los Angeles area organization established to provide services like after-school care and summer camps to local youth in order help with homework, encourage development and life skills, and teach leadership characteristics. The second group is the Devonshire PALS, the Police Activity League Supporters of the Los Angeles Police Department, which gives positive influence to teens and young people who learn through the program to develop positive relationships with the local police officers.
Those interested in attending can do so on the website at www.MonteCarloFundraiser.org or by calling (818) 882-7336. Registration for the event will then prompt a response with the address and further details.