Marcus Allen Celebrity Poker Tournament
Last weekend, a well-known football player, Marcus Allen held his annual exclusive charity poker tournament at Lucky Strike in Hollywood!
This celebrity poker tournament with top sports celebrities and entertainers was followed hosted by a celebrity golf tournament by Marcus Allen. The poker tournament was held at the Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood and that was the golf tournament in the beautiful North Ranch Country Club nestled in the hills northwest of Los Angeles. Beneficiaries of the event were: Marcus Allen Scholarship, KIPP LA, PAX, UCSF Children’s Hospital and success through the Arts Program.
The poker tournament was a charity event money for All Stars Helping Kids. Marcus Allen is very involved with All Stars Helping Kids and is also hosting a charity golf tournament with Neuro! Images for this event later this week.
The Marcus Allen Charity fundraiser was two days excitement. The poker tournament was Sunday and Monday was the golf tournament. The tournament was at the famous North Ranch Country Club.
Everyone assumed some intense bowling before poker. Lucky Strike Bowling offers a unique experience with plush sofas and neon lights. While you are bowling videos will be projected on the bowling lanes. After bowling everybody got to play some poker. Since it was for a good cause, it was very friendly poker. Old rivalries were put aside sports and all had fun. Keith Zubchevich, man Nancy Odell, won the tournament.
“I believe that you are rich by what you poor by what you give and keep. As leader of the All Stars in Los Angeles, my goal is a program that provides multiple ways for individuals and businesses to needs of the offers to react develop community. “Marcus Allen stated.
“When it comes to our children, we must all play a role.” And so as the purpose of all the old heads came out to support Hofer foundation.
About Marcus Allen: a former NFL player. As a professional, Allen ran for 12,243 yards and caught 587 passes for 5,411 yards in his career for both the Los Angeles Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs from 1982 to 1997.
He scored 145 touchdowns with a then league record 123 rushing touchdowns, and was elected to six Pro Bowls when he retires. He was also a fairly good passer for a running back, finishing 12 of 27 passes for 285 yards and six touchdowns, with only one interception.
Allen was the first player ever to gain more than 10,000 yards and 5,000 receiving yards during his career. Allen is considered as one of the greatest goal line and short-yardage runners in National Football League history. He was in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and received the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003. He is the older brother of Damon Allen, who played in the Canadian Football League.
In his rookie season in 1982, he rushed 697 yards as he led the Raiders to the best record in the AFC with a strike-shortened 1.8 record and was selected as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Allen is known for his exploits in Super Bowl XVIII remembered. He ran for 191 yards, caught two passes for 18 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Raiders 38-9 victory over the Washington Redskins. This included a 74-yard touchdown run, a record of the longest run in Super Bowl history.
About All Stars Helping Kids: An organization that is $ 1.2 million, high performance nonprofit organizations in 2007 and one that Charity Navigator has distributed around a rating of four out of four stars given. He says All Stars “features, as compared to other charities in America, in successfully managing the finances of the organization in an efficient and effective manner.” Creation of a national coalition of athletes, foundations, individuals and businesses to promote programs and policies that address the needs of the whole child.