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Big Slick Celebrity Poker Tournament 2011

June 27, 2011

The boys are back in town!!!

Kansas City was packed with celebrities last weekend! ¬†From the infamous “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm, to “Talladega Night’s” David Koechner, to the voice in “Cars” Richard Kind; Harrah’s Casino was definitely a star struck event. I was lucky to have a seat at the Poker Table next to “The Hangover’s” Matt Walsh … and although I only lasted three rounds, it was a game I will always remember. After going “all in” and losing, I made my way to the bar with the 2006 World Series of Poker Champion, Jamie Gold to brush up on some Texas Hold ‘Em pointers. Oh, but it didn’t end there… VooDoo Lounge opened it’s doors for the VIP Sponsor Party – where we were able to eat, drink and mingle with the rest of the ‘line up’. We welcomed back our hometown hosts for the evening, Paul Rudd and Rob Riggle, in hopes of creating enough hype to raise money for Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. And following an array of comedy snippets and a stage full of hilarious actors, Tanna Guthrie slipped her ‘auctioning shoes’ on! We were able to raise over $211,000 between sponsorships, poker winnings and auction items. What a great event for an even better cause. Thank you to all involved! FYI – I’m already starting to work on my POKER FACE for next year!

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