Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 08, 2013
ALL IN, the world's leading poker magazine, will be on hand to cover the Calais Campbell Celebrity Poker Invitational, a weekend charity fundraising event for families in need. The event will be held Saturday Oct. 19, 2013, with registration beginning at 4 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 20, 2013, beginning at 12 Noon, at the Grant Estate, 8647 N. 64th Place in Paradise Valley, Ariz.
ALL IN will produce a celebrity video from the event showcasing sports celebrities, players and fundraising donors in Maricopa County’s Paradise Valley. Gaming activities at the event will include a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament. Proceeds will benefit Care Fund, a 501(3)(c) non-profit, which supports the families of critically ill children and Arizona Cardinals defensive end, Calais Campbell’s non-profit CRC Foundation, providers of a community-based youth enrichment program.
•1st Place: Two tickets to Super Bowl XLVII, Feb 2, 2014 at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
•2nd & 3rd Places: World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event Entry or a $1,500 cash option.
•Raffle prizes to date include: $5,000 trip for two to the Dominican Republic; a gold watch from Gamen Jewelers; Scottsdale Harley-Davidson merchandise, signed Calais Campbell footballs and more.
•Sponsorship Tables - $3,000-$10,000
Tickets for nine (9) poker players as well as nine (9) general admissions tickets. Sponsor a table and receive online branding recognition, logo brand recognition, and a table photo session. Food and drinks hosted. Includes entrance to the casino gaming area. Title Sponsor is Grand Canyon Title Company. Available table sponsorships include: Royal Flush-$10,000; Four of a Kind -$7,500; Full House - $5,000; and Wildcard - $3,000.
•Individual Poker Ticket - $200
Receive a seat in the poker tournament and a $500 voucher for Gaming tables. In addition, be granted access to the party area including music, food and drinks.
•General Admission Ticket - $75
Receive a $500 voucher for Gaming tables as well as access to the party area including music, food and drinks. Also, receive a general admission wristband.
The Calais Campbell Celebrity Poker Invitational will be hosted by one of Arizona's most celebrated and philanthropic Cardinals’ players – Calais Campbell. Campbell is the founder of The CRC (Charles Richard Campbell) Foundation, which is named after his father. The foundation has been able to assist with educational scholarships, meals and implementation of an afterschool program that provides mentors and emphasizes life skill development for young people.
"This is an event supported by both Calais and our foundation," said Keyonne Calais, Executive Director of the Calais Campbell Foundation. "The CRC and the Care Fund are committed to families and children, so this fundraising opportunity is part of our important Valley tradition and mission."
Local and national celebrities are slated to play at each of the poker tables. Along with Calais Campbell, the confirmed lineup to date includes: Damian Anderson, Kwamie Lassiter, Marvin "Young MC" Young, Jay Taylor, Adam Bergen, LJ Shelton, and Dax Jones, with many others still pending.
Famous former "America's Got Talent" contestant Randall Hedden – known for his amazing "speed painting" abilities – will be on hand from Las Vegas to entertain guests. In just 10 minutes, Hedden paints famous celebrities like Howard Stern, Adrian Peterson and likenesses of Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper and many more. At the invitational, Hedden will create an image of a well-known celebrity to be auctioned off at the end of the tournament.
"ALL IN is proud to be a part of the Calais Campbell charity tournament. While we get the opportunity to be a part of, and cover events around the world, it is very special to be involved in something as worthwhile as this, in our own back yard,” said Baxter Baldwin, President of ALL IN. “Not only is the cause itself a tremendous endeavor, Calais and his Foundation are a strong annual force in the Arizona charitable landscape. We look forward to the event and welcome additional participation from sponsors and participants.”
The Care Fund is a collective effort between Homeowners Financial Group and the Apollo Foundation, which was founded in 2010 in the memory of Apollo Lamb. The Care Fund was launched in January 2013 to help families with a critically ill child pay their home mortgage or rent when medical expenses severely limit their ability to meet their monthly housing obligations. In the short period of its existence, the fund has pledges of $750,000, putting it ever closer to its goal of raising $1 million in 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.thecarefund.org
Complete details and registration information for the Calais Campbell Celebrity Poker Invitational is available at: http://www.thecarefund.org/events/calais-campbell-93-celebrity-poker-invitational/
Cathy Sherwin, Executive Director
Barbara Bowers, Chief Development Officer