September 22, 2012 

Charity Lives Pre-Event Feature: TACA’s 6th Annual ‘Ante Up for Autism’


Here is your chance to gamble for a great cause with celebrities, top athletes and professional poker players at TACA’s “ANTE UP FOR AUTISM” fundraising event.
Actor Johnathon Schaech and Singer/Actress Kate Voegele to Co-Host
This premier “Gala and Casino Night” will benefit TACA- a national non-profit organization with a mission to educate, empower and provide support to families affected by autism.

· Ticket prices: $250 general admission; $500 general admission (couple)
· $750 individual poker tournament (includes general admission)
· $1,000 poker tournament +general admission (couple)

Special celebrities, professional poker players, sport stars and members of the community will gamble the night away with Southern California’s elite.
Located at the luxurious Ritz Carlton Resort, the event will offer a VIP red carpet entrance, cocktails on the resort lawn, tournament poker, a live & silent auction and tips from poker stars.

Past special guests included Lance Armstrong, Tony Hawk, actress Amber Lancaster, actor Jacob Vargas, reality TV star Alexis Bellino of “The Real Housewives of OC,” actor Clifton Collins Jr., actress/TV host Nicky Whelan, “Deal or No Deal” model Leyla Milani, Ryan Sheckler (professional skateboarder), Gretchen Bleiler (professional snowboarder – 2010 X Games Superpipe Gold Medalist), Kerry Walsh (Olympic gold medal winner – beach volleyball), Casey Jennings (professional beach volleyball player), Michelle Lau (poker pro), David Mosikian (poker pro) and Joe Sebok (poker pro)

Branding Opportunities: sponsorship and charity item donations are available – contact
For details and ticket info click below invite or visit event website at

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