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Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn to Host WPT Foundation Event

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Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn are amongst the hosts for the upcoming Four Kings and an Ace charity poker tournament organised by the World Poker Tour Foundation and raising money for the Mending Kids charity.

Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn to Host WPT Foundation EventThe World Poker Tour (WPT) Foundation is teaming up with the Mending Kids charity to host the Four Kings and an Ace charity poker tournament.

The event will take place Friday, Oct 21 at CITIZEN Beverly Hills and the non-profit isn’t messing about when it comes to their choice of hosts with Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn and Andrew Garfield taking on the responsibility.

It’s not the first time the two companies have combined their resources to raise funds for children in need. Back in 2012, the pair hosted a similar event at The London in West Hollywood. Mel Gibson was once again involved as were Jodie Foster, Gene Simmons, and Robert Downey Jr., so expect a similarly star-studded line up on Oct 21.

The evening will include a charity poker tournament, casino games and a live and silent auction. WPT Ambassador and Poker Hall of Famer, Mike Sexton, will be in situ as will his teammate Lynn Gilmartin. WPT Champions Club members Erik Seidel and Scotty Nguyen will also compete.

Tickets will set you back $500 (if you just want to mingle) or $5,000 if you want to take a seat at the table. You can also donate just fo the hell of it by following this link.

The WPT Foundation has raised more than $6 million for charities of all different shapes and sizes. Mending Kids was formed in 2006 and in the past decade have been responsible for changing the lives of over 2,600 children in 57 countries around the world, by providing life-saving surgical care for children in need.

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