MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will host comedian and Emmy Award-winning actor Brad Garrett’s annual Maximum Hope Foundation Charity Poker Tournament Saturday, July 2 on the casino floor between Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and KÀ Theatre.
The tournament, which will begin at noon, offers participants the opportunity to play alongside Garrett, Willie Garson (White Collar, Sex and the City) and other celebrities as well as professional poker players. All proceeds from the event will benefit Maximum Hope Foundation.
“I am thrilled and humbled once again to host this amazing event with MGM Grand,” said Garrett. “Maximum Hope helps hundreds of families and kids each year as a direct result of this tournament. No parent should have to worry about losing their home or having their electricity turned off while also caring for a child who is battling to survive. I am touched by the story of every family we help, and grateful for every person who attends our event. They literally make it possible for us to continue the incredible work we do.”
The poker tournament is a No-Limit Hold’em event requiring an entry fee of $250. Participants will have the opportunity to re-buy within the first two hours of play for an additional $100 or purchase three re-buys in advance for the price of two. There also will be a final add-on available at the conclusion of the two-hour re-buy time period. The winner will take home a guaranteed $10,000 first-place prize, with other prizes being awarded to the final five players. All participants must be 21 years of age or older. Wolfgang Puck will donate a delicious buffet brunch which will be served for the enjoyment of all tournament players between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Garrett will auction off two seats to his private home poker game with Ray Romano with 100% of the selling price going directly to families in need.
Founded by Garrett in 2000, Maximum Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization offering urgent financial relief to families caring for a child with a life-limiting illness. Children with complex medical diagnoses often endure years of treatment, which can cause a huge financial strain for their families. Working diligently with hospital and hospice social workers, Maximum Hope provides financial help for necessities like rent, utilities, groceries or gas. This immediate, compassionate assistance allows parents to remain focused on what is most important: their child.
For more information about Maximum Hope Foundation or the Charity Poker Tournament, visit MaximumHopeFoundation.org.