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CII's First Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament

October 17, 2009

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The cards were flying and celebrities were playing as Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Camryn Manheim hosted Children’s Institute’s First Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament on October 17, at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. World Series of Poker Champion Jamie Gold and pro poker player Alex Outhred were emcees for the event, which raised more than $80,000 to benefit children who have been traumatized by violence, abuse and neglect.

The $5,000 top prize went to actor Tuc Watkins, who donated $1,000 of it back to Children’s Institute. Other celebrities who supported the tournament included Brandon Beemer, Michael Bower, Jose Canseco, Ken Davitian, Tony Denison, Joely Fisher, Jennie Garth, Nicholas Gonzales, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Cheryl Hines, Jamie Kennedy, Ricki Lake, Chad Lowe, Kevin Nealon, Cheri Oteri, Mekhi Phifer, Kevin Rahm, Mimi Rogers, Sara Rue, Alison Sweeney, Greg Vaughn, Jay Wilkison and Rick Yune.

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