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Child Rescue Charity Poker Night

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Annie Duke and Howard Lederer are right on top of the list for hosting events that help children and November 3rd, 2010 will find them doing exactly that as the brother and sister team host the Child Rescue Charity Poker Night at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens CA.  Sumner Redstone will kick off the event.

Child Rescue works to eliminate the child commercial sex industry in Canada and the United States and is a not for profit organization.  For more information on Child Rescue, please visit

World class poker players Howard Lederer and Annie Duke and international media mogul Sumner Redstone are dedicated to helping raise awareness for the Child Rescue Association of North America and they will be accompanied by top names in the movie and poker industry to combat and hopefully end this dark issue.

Preparations for Child Rescue Poker Celebrity Tournament continue to add star power as some of the biggest names in the movie and poker industry are added to raise money to preserve childhood. Joining Sumner Redstone, Annie Duke, and Howard Lederer, the event will host poker professionals and Hall of Famers Mike Sexton, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, Ali Nejad, Nolan Dalla, Alan Cunningham, Chad Brown, Yosh Nakano, Marsha Wagoner, Melissa Hayden, Lupe Soto, Gina Hecht, and Brian Horowitz for starters.

Hollywood Star personality attendees will be announced in subsequent press releases.

Dianna Donofrio-Trigatzi will serve as Guest Celebrity Tournament Director. A historical part of the poker industry since 1985, Dianna worked as Satellite Director for the 2005 World Series of Poker and as Pay Out Manager for the 2006 WSOP. She also organized the first Legends of Poker Tournament, which is still one of the biggest poker tournaments in California. Dianna is currently the Nevada State Director of the Poker Players Alliance and actively uses her talent and poker knowledge to organize poker charity galas.

The buy-in for the event is $200 + $40 Entry Fee There will be a live and silent auction. If you cannot play in the event but want to attend the cost is only $75 per person.

Prizes include items such as a hand crafted guitar signed by national music artists Nick Hexum of 311, Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional, Third Eye Blind, and Neon Trees along with a trip for 2 to Costa Rica, and much more. Entries into the Bicycle Casino's November main event will also be one of prizes for someone at the final table.

Mark your calendar - be there!  The charity poker gala will take place on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at Bicycle Casino in California.  Red Carpet will be at 7 pm with an 8 pm tournament start.  Contact: Lindsay Hadley #801-529-3475 or Jimmy Faulkner #714-679-4545 at Child Rescue.  You can make a donate through Child Rescue if you want to partcipate but can't attend the event.

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