Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament

Actor Ed Asner and Autism Speaks for a Night & Poker

Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament

Actor Ed Asner and Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, presents The 4th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament on Saturday, August 6, 2016, on the 30th Floor of the USC Tower at South Park Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

In addition to the Celebrity Poker Tournament, guests will also enjoy a dinner buffet by Patina Catering; cocktails and silent/live auctions. Prizes will be awarded as well as poker prizes for the top three winners.

Asner leads a long list of celebrities, sponsors and top movie studio execs who have teamed up on behalf of Autism Speaks. More than 300 guests are expected at this year’s event, sponsored by Steelcase. Expected celebrities include Ed Asner, Rosie O’Donnell (The View), Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere, Ghostbusters), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul), W. Earl Brown (Preacher, Deadwood) and Steve Wilkos. Past celebrity attendees include Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Evan Handler, Max Burkholder, Ed Begley Jr. and Michael McKean.

Now in its fourth year, the poker tournament is expecting to raise over $100,000 to support Autism Speaks mission to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to fund research into the causes, prevention and treatment of autism, and to advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families, which now affects 1 out of every 68 people in the United States.                                                                                       

To purchase tickets, go to autismspeaks.print2d.com. Entry deadline: August 1. For questions about ticketing, please contact Brandon Adachi at: Brandon.adachi@autismspeaks.org or (323) 297-4731. 

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