Hollywood Poker Antes Up For the 4th Annual Dennis Quaid Charity Weekend
HollywoodPoker.com helped raise more than $30,000 for the 4th Annual Dennis Quaid Charity Weekend. The proceeds from the May 4-7 event will benefit four Austin children's charities. New to this year's event was the HollywoodPoker.com Texas Hold 'em Celebrity Challenge, helping to push the weekends contributions over $300,000. Quaid, who has called upon his friends at Hollywood Poker in the past to help raise money for the victims of Katrina, knew they would come through for him at this worthy event. An elated Quaid said, "The Hollywood Poker event was a blast, we had so many people turn out, it was amazing. Next year we'll make it even bigger."
More than 900 people attended the poker event where Brett Cullen ("The West Wing") was the highest placing celebrity in the tournament. Other celebrity participants for the weekend include Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Topher Grace (In Good Company), Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Zac Efron ("Summerland"), Richard Schiff ("The West Wing"), Robert Loggia (Wild Seven), Rex Linn ("CSI: Miami"), Gordon Clapp ("NYPD Blue"), Gregory Itzin ("24"), Don Felder (The Eagles), Kyle Massey ("That's So Raven"), Otis Thorpe (NBA Player) and many others.
The Dennis Quaid Charity Weekend presented by H-E-B was founded in 2003. All expenses of the Quaid Weekend are fully underwritten by sponsors, which allows 100 percent of the gross proceeds generated from the sale of event tickets and participant slots to directly benefit the following non- profit organizations: Any Baby Can, Austin Children's Shelter, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas; and the International Hospital for Children. The Dennis Quaid Charity Weekend was formed for the purpose of supporting both International and Austin, TX children and is held every year. The weekend raised approximately $340,000. More than $700,000 has been raised since 2003.