Hollywood Goes All In for The Creative Coalition
A-LIST & ACES: HOLLYWOOD’S HOTTEST CELEBRITIES AND POKER’S FINEST TO FACE OFF AT THE
FIFTH ANNUAL WPT INVITATIONAL
WORLD POKER TOUR® (WPT) will roll out the red carpet for the most glamorous stop on the poker circuit—the 5th Annual WPT Invitational. The exclusive, invitation-only event welcomes Hollywood celebrities and world-class poker professionals who go head-to-head in a freeroll Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament for charity, $225,000 in cash prizes, and eternal bragging rights. The event also benefits The Creative Coalition.
Confirmed celebrities to date include Vince Vaughn, Nicky Hilton, James Woods, Don Cheadle, Jason Alexander, Mena Suvari, Pete Sampras, Hank Azaria, Jon Favreau, Tom Everett Scott, Marlon Wayans, Danny Masterson, Chris Masterson, Laura Prepon, Kerry Washington, Shannon Elizabeth, Oliver Hudson, Rachel Shelley, Raven Symone, Ethan Embry, Morgan Fairchild, Timothy Busfield, Ron Livingston, Dule Hill, Camryn Manheim, Robin Tunney and many more.
Many of poker’s top pros; WPT CEO and founder Steve Lipscomb, who is credited with making poker a compelling TV spectator sport sensation and launching the worldwide poker phenomenon. WPT hosts Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten and new hostess Sabina Gadecki.
WireImage: Event b-roll will be available via satellite feeds on www.WireImage.com video. Please contact Lyndsay @ 323.547.5827 for coordinates. Additionally, event still photography will be available via www.WireImage.com.
Saturday, March 3rd
• 3:30 pm: Media check-in begins (next to player registration near the main entrance). All TV/video crews must be set up on the red carpet by 4:40pm. We recommend still photographers bring a zoom lens.
• 5:00 pm: Celebrity red carpet arrivals begin.
• 5:00 pm: VIP cocktail reception for celebrities, players, guests & media begin
– NOTE: Closed to photo agencies – see below.
• 7:00pm: Tournament play begins. Shooting of tournament play from behind cordoned area. Escorted tournament floor access only.
Access for photo agencies/celebrity photographers
• 5:00 p.m. – Celebrity red carpet arrivals outside Casino.
• 7:00 p.m. (approx.) – Shooting of tournament play from behind cordoned area.
The Commerce Casino, 6131 East Telegraph Rd, Los Angeles (323) 721-2100
General Media in advance:
Lyndsay LaGree 323.330.9876 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonja Olson 202.415.1023 or Sonja@westinrinehart.com
Day of event:
Lyndsay LaGree 323.547.5827 or Jackie Lapin 818.317.6074
Sonja Olson 202.415.1023
TO REQUEST MEDIA CREDENTIALS FOR THIS EVENT: Visit http://www.worldpokertour.com/media/?x=credentialapp. Please specify “WPT Invitational” as event you wish to cover. YOU MUST HAVE WPT CREDENTIALS TO COVER THIS EVENT!