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Charity Poker: Shawn Marion Foundation Tournament this Saturday

The Tournament will Help Single Parents at UNLV and Attendees include Dwyane Wade


Shawn MarionFormer UNLV Rebel and NBA All-Star Shawn Marion (pictured left) will be hosting a charity poker tournament this Saturday to benefit the Shawn Marion Foundation, which raises awareness and funds for single parents. Proceeds will provide scholarships for UNLV single parents.

The Shawn Marion Foundation Tournament features a $250 buy-in and will take place on Saturday, July 24 in the Key West room at the Palms Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. The tournament will run from 2 p.m.–7 p.m. and there will be a VIP after party at Moon night club after the event from 10 p.m.–2 a.m.

The list of celebrities that will attend includes: Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Mekhi Phifer (Fox’s Lie To Me), Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Lance Gross (TBS Tyler Perry’s House of Payne), Shanna Moakler (MTV’s Meet The Barker’s), Jill Marie Jones (Girlfriends), Natasha Alam (HBO’s True Blood), Claudia Jordan (NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice), Bob Guiney (The Bachelor), Brian White (Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself), Denyce Lawton (TBS Tyler Perry’s House of Payne), Omarosa (The Apprentice), Elise Neal (Love Ranch); poker professionals Annie Duke (NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice), David Williams (2010 World Poker Tour Champion), Tiffany Michelle (CBS’s Amazing Race), Trishelle Cannatella (MTV’s The Real World), Maria Ho (CBS’s Amazing Race), Joe Reitman and many more to be confirmed.

Here is the schedule for the event:

1 p.m. Red Carpet
2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Poker Tournament Begins – Key West Room
10 p.m. –2:00am VIP After party at Moon

About the Foundation: The Shawn Marion Foundation, which was founded by NBA All-Star Shawn Marion, has embarked to focus nationwide attention and resources towards helping single parents. The Foundation was created to provide life-changing opportunities and experiences to single parent families and provides college-scholarships to single parent mom and dads to help break the cycle of low paying jobs and limited opportunities.