Jason Alexander Hosts Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament to Benefit Domestic Violence Victims in Los Angeles, CA

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Screen Actor, Jason Alexander, known to millions of TV viewers around the world, is hosting 1736 Family Crisis Center's Third Annual Poker Tournament To benefit domestic violence victims, their children, and homeless/abandoned teens on May 9th, 2009, at the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles, CA.

Please join Jason Alexander, Celebrity Chair; Dianna Donofrio-Trigatzi, Celebrity Guest Tournament Director - Nevada State Director of the Poker Players Alliance; and Special Honoree, Leyna Nguyen, KCBS/KCAL Anchor, as well as many poker celebrities such as Greg Raymer, Jamie Gold, and Chip Jett to name a few; many Hollywood Celebrities, and honored sponsors including Toyota Financial Services, All In Magazine, and Webexposure.com, for a fun-filled day of poker, laughter, food and celebration - and victory over domestic violence. Jason Alexander is as serious about poker ashe is about raising awareness for putting an end to domestic violence. He will be hosting a Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament on May 9th at the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles, CA, starting at 2:00pm. Each hand played will be a strong step towards ending domestic violence and helping youth who have been abused and abandoned. All proceeds from this tournament will go towards benefiting 1736 Family Crisis Center, Los Angeles' largest domestic violence agency for the last 36 years.

1736 Family Crisis Center operates 5 shelters throughout Los Angeles County, including 4 domestic violence shelter and one emergency youth shelter. Through the Center's shelters, three outpatient clinics, five 24-hour emergency response stations and educational/outreach services, over 25,000 abuse victims and their children were helped in 2008. The most severe cases were taken in 1736 Family Crisis Center's care. The Center relies 100% on grants and donations to provide much-needed services to victims of abuse and abandoned youth. These victims do not pay a penny for any of the services they receive for up to 2 years. In this uncertain economic climate, the nonprofits have been hit the hardest, and sadly, an unstable economy statistically fuels domestic violence. Please help us by joining in to play poker with Jason and his friends, as we become part of the solution to end domestic violence.

Jason's Texas Hold-Em Tournament will be May 9th at the Hollywood Park Casino. They buy-in is $250.00 with $100.00 rebuys available. Spectators are welcome for $75.00. First Place is $10,000.00; Second Place is an ECO friendly poker table, valued at $5,000.00, donated by Eric Hansel, founder of EGM Green. Famed Poker Pro, Annie Duke, currently seen on Donald Trump's "The Apprentice," has donated a WSOP Boot Camp Package for Third Prize, and Fourth Prize is a poker cruise for two. All this and more prizes for the top 10 players awaits those who participate and rub elbows with some of the top poker pros and Hollywood celebrities. Buy Ins or donations can be sent to 1736 Family Crisis Center, 2116 Arlington Ave., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90018, Attn: Poker tournament, or tickets can be purchased through our website at http://www.1736fcc.org using Paypal.

Please contact Tobi Quintiliani, MFTI, Senior Director of Community Relations, for more information regarding this tournament, as well as sponsorship and advertising opportunities at (310) 543-9900 ext. 210 or tobifor1736(at)yahoo(dot)com. Please check website for further information regarding our services http://www.1736fcc.org.

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