Jack Black, Full House of Celebrities at Glendale Benefit for Renal Support Network November 2


PokerPostcardActor/Comedian Jack Black and a full house of celebrities will beat the odds at the No Limit Texas Hold’em Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the YWCA in Glendale. The tournament will be hosted by Renal Support Network Founder and President Lori Hartwell and will benefit RSN. Cash prizes will be awarded to the lucky winners.

“We are honored to have Jack Black return to our fourth annual celebrity poker tournament,” said Hartwell. “He has been a friend to RSN for years, and we thank him and the other players for helping us raise awareness about chronic kidney disease and the importance of organ donation.”

Producer/Director Stephen Furst, who is best known for his iconic role in “Animal House,” will be the Master of Ceremonies. Welcoming many stars from the Los Angeles area, the celebrity poker tournament offers great prizes, a silent auction, raffles, a dinner buffet, desserts, and a chance to mingle and compete against your favorite stars.

Registration / Buffet / Silent Auction begin at 4:30pm. Quattro, Latin GRAMMY Nominee for Best New Artist, will perform its cool mix of Latin jazz, classical, and pop music beginning at 5pm. The tournament begins at 6pm.

In addition to Jack Black (“Kung Fu Panda”) and Kyle Gass (Tenacious D), the following celebrities have confirmed their attendance: Maureen McCormick (“The Brady Bunch”), Griff Furst (“I Love You Phillip Morris”), David Marciano (“Homeland, The Shield”) Patricia Tallman (“Babylon 5”), Dale Wade Davis (Showtime’s “Shameless”), Producer Ann Serrano Lopez, Alan Mendelson (KCAL-TV News), Phillip Palmer (ABC7 Eyewitness News), Stuart Pankin (“Not Necessarily the News”), Martha Smith (“Scarecrow and Mrs. King”), Alex Rocco (“The Famous Teddy Z”), Sid Veda (“Hold Up”), Mira Furlan (“Babylon 5”), Erik Aude (“Dude, Where’s My Car?”), R. Martin Klein (“The Fortune Theory”), Claudia Christian (“Babylon 5”), Brian Krause (“Charmed”), Producer/Actor/Writer/Director Alex Albrecht, Actor/Producer/Writer/Director Valerie Breiman, and Nadia Dawn (“Mr. Sophistication”).

The event takes place at the YWCA of Glendale, 735 E. Lexington Drive. RSN’s Holiday Hopefest Boutique will be held the same day at the YWCA from 1-6pm.

Order tickets online at RSNhope.org/poker: Players: $150; Non-Players: $50 (pre-sale). You must be 21 years old to play.

Proceeds will benefit RSN and are tax deductible. RSN is a nonprofit organization, founded by Glendale resident Lori Hartwell, that provides nonmedical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease. Hartwell is the author and publisher of the book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness.