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Celebs including Jodie Foster to host The Mending Kids International Celebrity Poker Tournament

19 November 2012

BURBANK, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Mending Kids International (MKI) will hold a star-studded fundraising Celebrity Poker Tournament, “Four Kings & An Ace,” on Saturday, December 1 at The London West Hollywood, hosted by “Four Kings” of entertainment -- longtime supporter Mel Gibson with Gene Simmons, Robert Downey, Jr., Sean Penn and “Ace” Jodie Foster. On this special day only these stars join forces, to raise money for Mending Kids International, a California-based nonprofit that provides pediatric surgeries to children in developing countries, and surgical training to medical staff to build long-term sustainable surgical programs. Additional celebrity guests include Steve Guttenberg, Greg Louganis, Rick Dees, Madeleine Stowe and many more. In a few short years, MKI has saved the lives of over one thousand children, and has laid the foundation for hospitals and doctors around the world to continue MKI’s lifesaving work. 92% of every dollar received goes directly towards helping children.

There are 20 poker-playing tickets left at the exclusive December 1 event for a $10,000 ticket donation. Players receive a VIP pre-poker full dinner at renowned Gordon Ramsay’s signature restaurant, poker lessons with World Poker Tour players Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, round robin style poker with each one of the celebrity hosts, premium poker table seating for players of all levels, a free spectator admittance pass for one guest, VIP Lounge access for the player and a guest, hosted premium bar and concierge table service, and a swag bag full of goodies. Event time is 5:00pm - 11:00pm.

“Spectator tickets” for non-players are available for $500 each, and will include hors d’oeuvres, hosted premium bar, tickets to play casino games and enjoy live entertainment. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by The Commodores Band, American Idol Winner Lee Dewyze, Nia Peeples and Dominic Scott Kay.

Sponsors for the event include ICON Films, The London West Hollywood, The Sher Group, Morgan’s Jewelers, Variety, Marich Premium Chocolates, and GrapeVine Productions.

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