by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

george_brad.jpgLet’s hope the Ocean’s 13 cast has learned a thing or two from their characters. Joining Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, and George Clooney at the Ante Up For Africa tournament on July 5th will be Ben Affleck, Gina Gershon, Shannon Elizabeth, Willie Garson, Brad Garrett, Jennifer Harman and many other Hollywood notables. The tourney will run alongside the World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

The entire event is being put together by Don Cheadle and pro-poker player Annie Duke. From the release,

“Donations aren’t being required to participate, however, Cheadle and Duke are asking winners donate half of their haul to the ENOUGH Project and the International Rescue Committee, organizations designed to raise public awareness and five aid to the survivors of Darfur.”

The best news is that you don’t have to be famous to sit at this tourney. Anyone over the age of 21 can participate. Seats are limited, however, so pre-register now. There is a $5K buy-in.

We all know that George Clooney is a wiz at basketball, but now’s your chance to take it to him in a little Texas Hold ‘Em. Bragging rights are absolutely included in the pot.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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