Seinfelds Jason Alexander to Host Charity Tournament
Jason Alexander, forever linked to the George character from sit-com sensation Seinfeld, will host a Texas hold ‘em poker tournament on May 9 at the Hollywood Park Casino, with a lot at stake, but with charity in mind.
Other celebrities who will join Alexander are poker pros Greg Raymer, Jamie Gold and Chip Jett, as well as state director of the Poker Players Alliance Dianna Donofrio-Trigatzi.
Festivities get underway at 2:00 pm on May 9, but the real effort is to stamp out domestic violence and child abuse as all proceeds from the tournament will go to 1736 Family Crisis Center, which is Los Angeles’ largest domestic violence agency.
Fans are welcome to soak up the atmosphere as celebrities and poker stars collide to compete for cash, a $5,000 eco-friendly poker table, and poker star Annie Duke, who can be seen now on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice,” donated a WSOP Boot Camp Package as well.
For the last 36 years, 1736 Family Crisis Center has been a beacon of hope for children and now operates five shelters throughout LA County, including four domestic violence shelters and one emergency youth shelter. But the Center entirely relies on grants and donations to keep its services going and Alexander and Co. are doing what they do best to make a greater impact on the future.