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Willie & Woody Poker Tournament Fueling 'Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance' Programs

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It’s no secret that Cheers alum Woody Harrelson — who has become a firm fixture in such kooky and equally critically acclaimed silver screen offerings as Zombieland, Natural Born Killers and The Messenger – has occupied a lot of column inches on Ecorazzi since its inception. The staunch vegan and dedicated environmentalist has demonstrated a consistent willingness to support myriad causes, from investing in Prairie Pulp and Paper’s tree-free biz and co-bankrolling the recycled denim line RecoJeans to saying helllll no’ to mountaintop removal alongside his fellow eco-advocate Willie Nelson.

The lengendary champion of hemp-based biodiesel (who even manufactured his own B-20 BioWillie alterni-fuel) is once again teaming up with Harrelson, this time to host an eco-charity poker tournament at Los Angeles’ Hustler Casino on Monday, September 27. Dubbed Willie & Woody’s All Star Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Tournament, the all-star event is designed to raise money for the non-profit Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance which strives to spread awareness of this valuable alternative to mainstream oil.

Between the 200 players buying in for $500 a pop and 50 spectator tickets being sold for $100 a piece, it seems that they’ll haul in a decent amount of money for the benefit of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance along with whatever they make from the silent auction of such goodies as a Jack Johnson autographed-framed lithograph, Ziggy Marley’s Ovation USA Celebrity Deluxe acoustic guitar (with original case and certificate of authenticity) and an autographed Farm Aid 2008 artist laminate. The thought of those prizes have already driven some online to find fair casinos to sharpen up their games ahead of time. To sweeten the deal, players will also be able to enjoy drinks and a buffet dinner (included with their ticket price).

Interested in supporting the cause while showing Woody and Willie who’s really the boss of the poker table? Give the casino a call at (301) 719-9800 to reserve a spot or log onto their website for more information. If you can’t make it, why not explore what the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is doing to make our world a greener place and telling a friend or two?

Via Culture Mob

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