Thursday, September 28, 2006

Success at Carmen Electra's Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament

LAS VEGAS - On Saturday, June 3rd, 2006, Helio presented the first-annual Head to Hollywood Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament and Auction hosted by Carmen Electra, raising close to $100,000 for the charity for brain tumor survivors.

The event took place at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas and was sponsored by Helio and Stoli Blueberry. Head to Hollywood is a nonprofit program of the Pituitary Network Association that provides brain tumor survivors and their families with dream trips to Hollywood.

Unexpectedly joining the players inside the club was actor Sean Penn, as well as David Spade and Shannon Elizabeth.


Head to Hollywood's Ken Baker shares a moment with actress Krista Allen and comedian David Spade, both of whom attended the event to show their support. Allen, who owns "SuperExcellent by Krista Allen", donated commemorative t-shirts for the event.

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Join the voice of Bart Simpson for Charity Poker Tourney

Nancy Cartwright, The Voice of Bart Simpson, is hosting a benefit for the Police Activities League at her home on Sept 30th. This semi-formal Monte Carlo night has a WSOP poker licensedTexas Hold 'Em tourney with top prize a seat at the 2007 Main Event.

All proceeds go to the building of a new youth center for at risk kids in the San Fernando Valley.

We need more players and guests. For more information for those who would like to attend, please call Peter Kjenaaas at 818-882-7336.

(Nancy Cartwright with her alter ego, Bart Simpson. as taken from Nancy's website

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Vince Neil's Motley Cruise to raise money for Cancer

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil will call the Carnival Cruise Lines "Fun Ship" Fascination his Home Sweet Home in January 2007. The four-day, three-night rock and roll cruise sets sail on Friday, January 12 from Miami, Florida, to Nassau, The Bahamas, and returns to Miami on Monday, January 15.

In addition to a live concert by Neil and his band, a wet and wild shore excursion is planned, and several on-board activities will help to raise money for his Skylar Neil Memorial Fund and the TJ Martell Foundation.

"I can't wait to rock the Carnival boat with my favorite fans. It's going to be a blast from start to finish, and will help support a cause that's very near to my heart," said Neil.

Vince Neil's Motley Cruise passengers will also enjoy a slew of other Rock Star Style amenities and events, including a custom Motley Cruise Survival Kit, Vince Vineyards Wine Tasting Party, a one-of-a-kind live charity auction, photo and autograph session with Vince, and a No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament where one lucky winner could disembark with an extra $10,000 in their wallet!

Cabin rates start at only $399 per person, and you must be 21 or older to sail (unless accompanied by an adult). For complete pricing and other details, and to reserve your spot on the cruise, visit, or call 1-877-666-8539.

The Skylar Neil Memorial Fund supports research for children's Cancer, Leukemia and AIDS research, via the TJ Martell Foundation.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Canadian Hospital Finds Ace in the Hole with Charity Poker

The Ante Up for Charity Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament will hit the jackpot at Hooley's Restaurant on September 28th. Held in partnership with the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, the tourney is expected to sell out and raise at least $13,000 for the cancer unit of The Ottawa Hospital. Organizers anticipate that the Elgin Street restaurant will play host to 150 players between 7 pm and midnight.

Every dollar raised goes to the Michele Karen Chung Equipment Fund to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and support a better quality of life for patients of The Ottawa Hospital's cancer unit.