The World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational is coming to the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles February 19th. Chrysalis will be the official charity. It’s a two day tournament, with the final table played on March 2nd.
Dozens of high profile celebrities are expected to attend, including Jason Alexander, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Tilly, Kathy Griffin, Ray Romano and many more. Entertainment Tonight’s Mark Steines and Leanza Cornett are scheduled to host. Other Hollywood stars who may be attending this year include James Woods, Jon Favreau, Camryn Manheim, Cheryl Heins, and Kathy Griffin.
Chrysalis is a charity based in Los Angeles which caters to the homeless and unemployed. Their site is www.changelives.org. Chrysalis’ philosophy is to change the lives of homeless people by giving them jobs and putting them back on their feet to be self-sufficient. As the old saying goes, “Give a man to fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish feed him for a lifetime.”
Chrysalis has helped over 35,000 people out of homelessness over the last 25 years, while giving over 91% of every contribution directly to those who need it. The WPT Celebrity Invitational has $200,000 in prize money, with all proceeds from the event going to Chrysalis. With the recent economic crisis, the number of people seeking out Chrysalis’ services has increased dramatically, the Celebrity Invitational Tournament is expected to make a big impact on helping Chrysalis continue to have a positive impact on as many lives as possible.