San Jose, Costa Rica – April 22, 2020 –Americas Cardroom, the popular US-facing online poker site is hosting a celebrity poker tournament this weekend with all proceeds being donated to the Mount Sinai COVID-19 Response Fund.
The All-In for Mount Sinai Virtual Poker Tournament takes place this Saturday, April 25thfrom 2pm-5pm ET. The event is not open to the general public but an array of sport celebrities, tv personalities and business executives have already agreed to participate.
“We want to thank Discovery Inc. for organizing this celebrity poker tournament,” stated Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “Our social mission is to always help worthy causes and aiding COVID-19 relief is at the top of the list.”
Some of the celebrities who are playing include Bryan Cranston, Chip Gaines, Joy Behar, Cheryl Hines, Bobby Flay and Boris Becker. Discovery Inc. President and CEO David Zaslav will also play and is donating $500,000. Americas Cardroom is donating $100,000 and the goal is to raise over $1 million total.
A full 100% of the donations raised from the tournament will go to the Mount Sinai COVID-19 Response Fund (allinformountsinai.com). The money will be directed to Personal Protective Equipment and meals for frontline staff caring for a large number of COVID-19 cases at eight hospitals in the New York metro area.
Americas Cardroom will be broadcasting the tournament with live feeds of celebrities playing from home. Celebrities will also be calling in via Zoom to say hello to the viewing audience. Everyone is invited to watch at Twitch.tv/americascardroom.