Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Confirmed for 2010 WSOP Ante Up For Africa Poker Tournament
On July 3, 2010 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the Fourth Annual WSOP Ante Up For Africa Charity Poker Tournament will bring together stars of the screen and felt once again for a little friendly poker competition at an event that has raised millions to date. Ante Up For Africa (AUFA) is excited to confirm that two of these celebrity poker players participating once again this year are actor, producer and director Ben Affleck and actor and producer Matt Damon.
Both Damon and Affleck are long-time poker enthusiasts and veteran WSOP Ante Up For Africa Tournament players who hold the cause close to their hearts. Each has played beside a number of poker professionals and celebrities alike at past AUFA No Limit Texas Hold ‘em Poker tournaments, including: Ray Romano, Adam Sandler, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, George Lopez, Casey Affleck, Jason Alexander, Montel Williams, Shannon Elizabeth along with poker pros, Howard Lederer, Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel, Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Greg Raymer, Phil Laak, Andy Bloch and more.
“We are very excited to have Matt and Ben already confirmed to participate in our Fourth Annual WSOP Ante Up For Africa poker tournament,” said AUFA co-founder, Annie Duke. “We look forward to hearing from more big names in the gaming and entertainment industries as they come on board to give their valuable time and energy and help bring attention to the dire crisis taking place in areas in Africa like Darfur.”
The event will raise funds for AUFA’s key beneficiaries including the Enough Project, an advocacy group working to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity. AUFA also supports the Darfur Peace and Development Organization (DPDO), which provides humanitarian and development assistance to the victims of conflict in Darfur, Sudan without regard to ethnicity, gender, age or religious beliefs.
Ante Up For Africa is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Don Cheadle, Annie Duke and Norman Epstein and has raised more than $3 million to date. To learn more about two of the ongoing lifesaving humanitarian assistance projects currently being supported by AUFA, click the following links: Gangy High School and The Women’s Center in North Darfur.