On Saturday, March 4, 2023, the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas will be full of celebrities and poker players for the "All In for CP" charity poker tournament.
Presented by the One Step Closer Foundation in association with PokerGO and ARIA Resort & Casino, the "All In for CP" charity poker tournament features a $1,000 buy-in. Half of each buy-in will go to the tournament prize pool and the other half will go to the One Step Closer Foundation. The tournament will have $500 rebuys available, as well as a $500 add-on.
Celebrities Ted Danson, Cheryl Hines, and Kevin Pollak are expected to be in attendance, as is 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada. The red carpet will be hosted by Jessa Hinton.
Seating is limited for the event. Those interested in playing for a great cause can register and buy-in early through the One Step Closer Foundation website at 1scf.org/events.
"The One Step Closer Foundation was founded to better the lives of those and their families with cerebral palsy," said Jacob Zalewski, founder of the One Step Closer Foundation. "With every person we impact, we are one step closer to a world where cerebral palsy is a thing of the past."
Cerebral palsy is a disability caused by abnormal development of the brain that affects movement, muscle tone, posture, coordination, and mobility. Zalewski has lived with cerebral palsy his entire life after he was born three months premature in 1983. He began the One Step Closer Foundation with the help of Simpsons creator Sam Simmons in 2007. Through his deep connection to poker and its community, Zalewski has successfully hosted charity events for more than 15 years, and the One Step Closer Foundation has raised $1,500,000 in the fight against cerebral palsy.