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The One Step Closer Foundation & Poker Unite in Aid of Cerebral Palsy

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The One Step Closer Foundation and poker will unite in the 10th “All In for CP” celebrity poker night and tournament at the Commerce Casino in California to raise money for victims of cerebral palsy.

The One Step Closer Foundation & Poker Unite in Aid of Cerebral PalsyThere is a reason poker donates more money to charity than any other sport or game played anywhere in the world – there are so many charitable events. And you have to tip your hat to the celebrities and poker players that keep turning out enforce to ensure that they are a success.

The latest fundraiser comes courtesy of The One Step Closer Foundation (OSCF) and the Commerce Casino in California. Dec 6, 2015, will host the 10th “All In for CP” celebrity poker night and tournament. They have raised over $700,000 during that time.

The game is No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE), the buy-in is $350, and players can rebuy for $100 for the first two hours of play. Registration opens at 11 am, the stars will walk down the red carpet at noon, and the tournament starts at 12:30 pm.

So who will be gracing that red carpet?

Stars of the poker world confirmed to attend include Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi, former World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event winners Joe Cada and Jamie Gold, WSOP Main Event final tablist Dennis Phillips, Norman Chad and poker’s celebrity couple Phil Laak and Jennifer Tilly.

Stars of TV, music and sport come in the shape of Lawyer Milloy, Mekhi Phifer, Alison Waite, Stacy Fuson, Sara Underwood, Alicia Webb and Jason Alexander.

Montel Williams and Cheryl Hines will host the event.

The event carries a $35,000 guarantee, with anyone making the final two tables receiving some form of prize. A $10,000 prize awaits the winner.

The OSCF is a non-profit organisation that raises money for people suffering from cerebral palsy. Money raised goes towards awareness and education programs, and to financially assist those that are affected by, or take care of people affected by the disease.

It’s the latest in a long line of charity poker events that have raised millions for those who are suffering in this world. Those benefiting from such events include The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Right to Play and the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The WSOP raise millions in conjunction with the One Drop Foundation and players also contribute towards nonprofits connected with Raising for Effective Giving (REG).

In 2014, WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson donated $250,000 to animal charities recommended through REG.

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