Mending Kids International (MKI)* is bringing a star-studded fundraising Celebrity Poker tournament - "Four Kings and An Ace" - to The London West Hollywood on Saturday, December 1st. The event is hosted by "Four Kings" of entertainment with longtime supporter Mel Gibson with Gene Simmons, Robert Downey, Jr., Sean Pean, and "Ace" Jodie Foster. MKI is a California based nonprofit organization providing for pediatric surgeries to children in developing countries and surgial training to medical staff for help in building a long-term, sustainable surgical program.
There are more stars gracing the event that will bring out the 'gape-and-awe' in the majority of the public, such as Steve Guttenberg, Greg Louganis, Rick Dees, Madeleine Stowe and more. There were 20 poker-playing tickets left at the time of the news announcement by MKI - the tournament kicks off on December 1st and requires a $10,000 ticket donation. Here's a rundown of what your $10K ticket donation gives you:
- VIP pre-poker full dinner at renowned Gordon Ramsay’s signature restaurant.
- Poker lessons with World Poker Tour players Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten.
- Round robin style poker with each one of the celebrity hosts. Premium poker table seating for players of all levels.
- A free spectator admittance pass for one guest.
- VIP Lounge access for the player and a guest.
- Hosted premium bar and concierge table service
- A swag bag full of goodies.
Event time is 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Non-poker players (really, is there such a creature alive?) can get in to view the event for $500 each; that entry gives non-players the following amenities:
- Hors d’oeuvres.
- Hosted premium bar.
- Tickets to play casino games and enjoy live entertainment.
The evenings entertainment will feature The Commodores Band, American Idol Winner Lee Dewyze, Nia Peeples, and Dominic Scott Kay.
The following sponsors have stepped up to the plate to make sure the event is one that will stay in the memories of guests forever and help MKI: ICON Films, The London West Hollywood, The Sher Group, Morgan’s Jewelers, Variety, Marich Premium Chocolates, and GrapeVine Productions.
For additional information or to get tickets, contact: Kristen Regier at 818 843-6363; Kristen@mendingkids.org or visit www.mendingkids.org.
*MKI is a 501(c)3 organization that works to save the lives of children in over 51 countries around the world in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Access to critical surgeries for children is the main goal of MKI; children that would otherwise not be able to receive medical or financial resources.