The Peace Fund’s Second Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament

Microsoft headquarters once again hosted The PEACE Fund’s Second Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament that benefitted the charity that aims to ‘Protect, Educate and Aid Children Everywhere.’ Over three dozen celebrities took part in the cache poker tournament at Microsoft’s headquarters in Playa Vista, CA.

Peace Fund founder and actor Adrian Paul
Peace Fund founder and actor Adrian Paul
Nothing can break actor Lou Diamond Phillips concentration at the poker table!
Nothing can break actor Lou Diamond Phillips concentration at the poker table!
Poker Face..Actor Cas Anvar gets ready to play some poker for a great cause! Photo courtesy of gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/Wireimage
Poker Face..Actor Cas Anvar gets ready to play some poker for a great cause! Photo courtesy of gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/Wireimage

Celebrities in attendance were The PEACE fund founder Adrian Paul (Highlander), Rosario Dawson, Carl Weathers, Lou Diamond Phillips, Pat O’Brien, Ethan Embry (Walking Dead), Kate Linder (The Young & The Restless), Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3), Patrick Warburton, Bai Ling (Star Wars), Tara Reid (Sharknado 3), Mekhi Phifer (Torchwood), Cas Anvar (The Expanse) and countless others. Additionally, top poker players including Joseph David Reitman and Raymond Davis played with with David Gitter, Pres. of Operations for the World Poker Tour. This event MC was well-known poker player, top host George Kozel. The tournament came with a $75 buy in and rebuys are available for $25. All the buy-ins were donations to the PEACE Fund. First prize was a $5,000 seat at an upcoming 2016 World Series of Poker event.

Actress Kate Linder and Actor Carl Weathers on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of Michael Bezjian
Actress Kate Linder and Actor Carl Weathers on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of Michael Bezjian
Beautiful actress Bai Ling. Photo courtesy of Michael Bezjian/Wireimage
Actress Bai Ling adds glamour to the game! Photo courtesy of Michael Bezjian/Wireimage
Actor Ken Davitian is as cute as a button on the red carpet! Photo courtesy of Michael Bezjian/Wireimage
Actor Ken Davitian is as cute as a button on the red carpet! Photo courtesy of Michael Bezjian/Wireimage
Actress and Playboy Radio host Sam Phillips. Photo courtesy of Michael Bezjian/Wireimage
Actress and Playboy Radio host Sam Phillips. Photo courtesy of Michael Bezjian/Wireimage

“The Peace Fund began in 1997 when I was on the Highlander series,” said Adrian Paul. “Being a show popular with children, I was swarmed by kids wanting my autograph and looking up to the character of Duncan Macleod. I had always wanted to help children because I believed that they were what could make our world better. So I decided to start an organization that would bring celebrities and corporations together to inspire, guide or assist children. That was when the Peace Fund was born. Peace stands for Protect, Educate, Aid, Children Everywhere.” Last year, funds raised from the Poker Tournament built a well in Nigeria and provided an incubator for newborns in a Hungarian hospital.

Actor Rick Mora is all smiles on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of Michael Bezjian
Actor Rick Mora is all smiles on the red carpet. Photo courtesy of Michael Bezjian
Celeb Poker event host George Kozel and the Peace Fund's Adrian Paul Peace Out on the red carpet
Celeb Poker event host George Kozel and the Peace Fund’s Adrian Paul Peace Out on the red carpet

Event sponsors were Hint Water, NBBI Trucking and Venice Ale House.
More info at http://www.thepeacefund.org/

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