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Eva Longoria holds 10th Year Charity Poker via Celebrity Casino Night event

Tags: Eva Longoria, poker charity.
Posted on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 by "T".

Through Eva's Heroes, a charitable organization spearheaded by Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria, the Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament they host annually every October is now on its 10th year this 2017, and the final table of this tournament was played at Eva's Heroes Celebrity Casino Night Event on October 26, 2017 Thursday 8 p.m. at the Witte Museum, San Antonio.

In the past, the event has attracted Celebrity Chef Monica Pope from Bravo's Top Chef, Extra! Host Mario Lopez, and even 13-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth. Some of this year's visitors were Special Olympics Global Messenger Philip Scott Mena, Texas Senator José Menéndez, and local news reporter Bill Taylor.

Eva Longoria told Taylor, "This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we love all the support we get in San Antonio. We started this amazing organization, which started as an afterschool program, and now has just grown beyond that into summer programs, field trips, total inclusion of special needs children."

This year's final table (of the last 9 remaining players) have up for grabs a variety of prizes they can win such as: two complimentary tickets to Eva's Heroes Casino Night ($600 value) for each finalist, San Antonio Rodeo Tickets, a Trip to Las Vegas, and what's most exciting of all is a seat in the 2018 WSOP Tournament!

Interested participants who register online can buy-in for $250, but if they go to the actual event and join there (IF space is still available), they would have to pay $300 for the buy-in. Unlimited $100 rebuys available until the break (at approximately 2 p.m.) if players "bust out". The starting chip count shall be 10,000 with blind raises every 20 minutes.

As usual of course, the event was a smashing success, and since its debut it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.

This year's theme event was "Fire and Ice", complete with food and drinks, a celebrity red carpet, and music by Finding Friday. Also, a silent auction was put up and items offered included tickets to a taping of Saturday Night Live and even African safari passes which are all for raising money for Eva's Heroes charity, which has a program to help young adults and teens with special needs and intellectual disabilities.

The charity poker tournament consists of a $300 buy-in, with Clay Siliba who got third place and won a poker party for 20 donated by Casino Fun, whereas Bryon Shelke got second place and won a rodeo VIP package donated by Urban Concrete.

It was Walt Ruman who got the first prize and won a seat into the 2018 WSOP Main Event!

Eva's Heroes Executive Director Shawne Zakaria said, "Eva's Heroes would like to thank everyone who entered our Texas hold'em Poker tournament and who attended Celebrity Casino Night. The amount raised from both the tournament and gala will allow us to provide and expand services for teens and young adults with intellectual special needs."

Source:
https://www.cardschat.com/news/eva-longorias-celebrity-casino-night-marks-10-years-of-poker-tournaments-for-good-cause-53695

https://www.facebook.com/evasheroes/photos/gm.293297651138832/10155556386744463/?type=3&theater

 

 


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9 comments for "Eva Longoria holds 10th Year Charity Poker via Celebrity Casino Night event"

 Tony_MON7ANA11/8/2017 2:26:19 PM GMT
Eva Longoria... I think I have watched some “Desperate Housewives” episodes on TV. Eva is 42 years old now and she is still absolutely gorgeous. And she is probably one of the most down-to-earth celebrity in Hollywood.
 pajalnick11/8/2017 5:14:37 PM GMT
Eva Longoria I like as an actress ... and as a person she is probably also a good ..... interesting event and I hope that Eva Longoria will appear again on our website in the news ..... and then that she is 42 years old so it's absolutely unimportant .... often people at an older age look better than their younger ones
 Mober11/8/2017 11:21:32 PM GMT
Always good to see people organizing events for such causes.
And it is even better when there is a big attendance, and contributors.
The event is running for ten years now, making it a success.
First prize was a wsop ticket for the main event. Great prize for just 300 usd buy in.
 DaCapo7111/9/2017 8:02:35 AM GMT
The 10th year of this charity poker event was a ggod think, when they spend the hole money to a charity project. And a popular actress was a nice idea to promote this tourney. Charity tourneys are a good combination of fun by the game and to do good things in the world Thumbs Up
 doubletop77711/9/2017 8:04:14 AM GMT
These sorts of tournaments are a very good idea and well done to her for organising this one. They all raise money for very good causes and i am glad to see that this was very well participated
 dule-vu11/9/2017 2:42:11 PM GMT
it would be nice to be on same tournament as eva longoria and to see her live!it must be that she is same as on tv!would be good that they collect as much as they can,to help this children and that they have better life!
 pochui11/10/2017 1:17:27 PM GMT
darn it, this hellmouth dude somehow manages to squeeze his arse into all interesting tourneys, even this one hosted by a desperate housewife for all other desperate housewives, I guess his role will be desperate gambler or sth like this
 Gerimantas11/10/2017 6:07:30 PM GMT
I would pay $300 to play tournament with eva longoria but I think this is hust tournament organised by her charity foundation, and she will not play herself, but if she olays then it is very fun to go to such event and meet such a famous person, also good oruze for 1st place a wsop seat
 dule-vu11/11/2017 12:00:02 PM GMT
if I would be on same table with her,ofcourse I would pay this buy in and that every dollar go in charity!to have this chance to be on same place would be worth of this and ofcourse this chance must be taken from everybody!

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