Poker Pros, Celebs & Wall Streeters Raise $910K at Recent WPT Charity Poker Tournament
Last weekend the Mandarin Oriental in New York City played host to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia® (CHOP) and World Poker Tour Foundation's "All In" for Kids Poker Tournament, which raised $910,000 for the Food Allergy Department at CHOP.
The event, which was filmed for a future WPT episode, featured a mix of poker industry leaders, celebrities and sport stars. Representing the former group were 13-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth; WPT anchor Lynn Gilmartin and commentator Vince Van Patten; event co-founder Dan Shak; Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst; WPT Season IX Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger; partypoker’s Jamie Kerstetter and Scott Baumstein; and Rounders co-creator Brian Koppelman.
As far as celebrities and sports stars were concerned, they were represented by New York Giants lineman Justin Pugh; Philadelphia Eagles five-time Pro Bowler Mike Quick; three-time NHL Stanley Cup champion and New Jersey Devils legend Ken Daneyko; Philadelphia Phillies Broadcaster Gregg Murphy; reality TV star Evan Starkman; and producer Burton Richie.
However, in the end the event, which also featured a charity auction, was won by Lance Breitstein from Ramsey, New Jersey. Others at the final table included Frank Volpe (10th), Dan Shak (5th), Phil Hellmuth (3rd) and Dan Silvers (2nd).
Here’s a look at some photos from the event courtesy of the WPT: