SOURCE: Decision Education Foundation

The Annie Duke Celebrity Poker Night will benefit DEF - Better decisions, better lives.

September 29, 2009 14:24 ET

Commerce Casino Announces Annie Duke Celebrity Poker Tournament for DEF Sponsored by SLC, WSOP Academy, and Presented by Rockwell Time

Professional Poker Players, Fans, and Hollywood Celebrities to Participate in Decision Education Foundation Fundraiser; Prizes Sponsored by Sports Legends Challenge, WSOP Academy, Rockwell Time, and More

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - On the heels of one of the most successful US poker tournaments, Commerce Casino will host the Annie Duke Celebrity Poker Night (CPN) benefiting The Decision Education Foundation (DEF), sponsored by Sports Legends Challenge, WSOP Academy, and presented by Rockwell Time. The event will take place on Thursday, November 19th, at 8 PM during Commerce's L.A. Poker Open. Celebrity TDA founder Matt Savage will emcee and oversee the tournament.

This event is a rare opportunity for fans to play "home style" poker with pros and celebrities, including Anthrax musician Scott Ian, Broadway actor Andrew Hill Newman, American Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, film and stage actor Joshua Malina, "NUMB3RS" Kathy Najimy, "Celebrity Apprentice" star and model Brande Roderick, "Dancing With the Stars" model/actress Shannon Elizabeth, film/TV actor and director Joe Reitman, professional poker players Annie Duke, Dan Harrington, Rafe Furst, Howard "The Professor" Lederer, John "Johnny World" Hennigan, Adam "Roothlus" Levy, Joe Sebok, hockey pro-turned-poker-pro Greg "FTB" Mueller, MIT blackjack legend Andy Bloch, Dave "Hollywood" Stann, WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack, game show personality Ali Nejad, and author Michael Craig. The evening will include cocktails and silent and live auctions.

The Annie Duke DEF CPT is open to the public. Tickets are $330. Tournament re-entries and a one-time add-on are available each for $100. All proceeds benefit DEF.

More than $30,000 in prizes and giveaways will be awarded throughout the poker tournament. The red carpet walk begins at 7PM. Each participant will receive a generous gift package.

For more information visit Seats are limited. Pre-register by visiting the Commerce Casino poker room. The Annie Duke Celebrity DEF Poker Tournament is a GreasieWheels production. For those unable to attend this event but wish to make a donation, visit

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DEF is dedicated to improving the lives of young people by empowering them with effective decision skills. To this end, DEF works with schools and youth-based organizations to develop classroom-ready materials and to train teachers, administrators, and mentors interested in making decision education a part of their programs. For more information visit or contact

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