GOLF’S BIGGEST STARS COMPETE IN ‘CHIPPING ALL-IN’ CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Major champions Jimmy Walker, Michelle Wie, John Daly and more ante up to raise money for MGM Resorts’ Employee Emergency Grant Fund in support of company’s employees and community partners impacted by COVID-19
LAS VEGAS (April 13, 2020) – Some of golf’s biggest names will take their talents from the fairway to the felt (virtually) Thursday, April 16 for the Chipping All-In charity poker tournament. Cards will fly beginning at noon PST, giving fans the opportunity to watch their favorite golfers, including Jimmy Walker, Michelle Wie, John Daly and more compete in a live online Texas Hold’em tournament. Event proceeds will go to the MGM Resorts Foundation’s Employee Emergency Grant Fund, which provides employees and their immediate families with short-term relief in making payments or to meet obligations during unexpected hardships and emergencies. The fund is designed to assist those impacted by the coronavirus, including full-time employees, on-call employees and those facing layoff, separation or furlough.
Presented by MGM Resorts, Loaded and the World Poker Tour® (WPT®), Chipping All-In will feature an interactive broadcast on Twitch (Twitch.tv/AllStarPass) and YouTube (YouTube.com/AllStarPass). Audience members can make real-time donations at www.mgmresorts.com/ChippingAllin. Participants will give personal shout outs to viewers who donate.
Chipping All-In will divide the players among multiple tables with the top finishers from each advancing to the final table. Live player audio throughout the tournament will create an immersive experience for viewers. Additionally, viewers will be able to engage with the players during a live Q&A.
Lance Evans, senior vice president of Sports and Sponsorships for MGM Resorts, said, “It is in our DNA to offer live entertainment and sports experiences to fans worldwide, even in the toughest of times. ‘Chipping All-In’ will feature some of the world’s top PGA and LPGA players as well as sports and media personalities playing in support of the Employee Emergency Grant Fund.”
Highlights of the players scheduled to participate in the Chipping All-In charity poker tournament include:
⦁ Aaron Wise ⦁ Alex Kang ⦁ Alison Lee ⦁ Anna Nordqvist ⦁ Ben Taylor ⦁ Brittany Lincicome ⦁ Butch Harmon ⦁ Cheyenne Woods ⦁ Chris Como ⦁ Collin Morikawa ⦁ Cristie Kerr ⦁ Danielle Kang ⦁ David Lipsky ⦁ Doug Ghim ⦁ Gaby Lopez ⦁ George Savaricas ⦁ Graham DeLaet ⦁ Harold Varner III ⦁ Jamie Lovemark ⦁ Jason Kokrak ⦁ Jimmy Walker ⦁ Joel Dahmen ⦁ John Daly ⦁ Juli Inkster ⦁ Kelley James ⦁ Kevin Na ⦁ Kurt Kitayama ⦁ Lydia Ko ⦁ Matt Ginella ⦁ Maverick McNealy ⦁ Max Homa ⦁ Michelle Wie ⦁ Natalie Gulbis ⦁ Pat Perez ⦁ Sam Burns ⦁ Tommy Armour III ⦁ Wyndham Clark
To learn more about the MGM Resorts Foundation, visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org.
About The MGM Resorts Foundation The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and others, for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts’ employees. The Foundation also collects and distributes donations made by a broad base of donors to support activities organized by MGM Resorts employees and approved by the Foundation’s board of directors to benefit qualified nonprofit charitable organizations. The Foundation’s Employee Emergency Grant & Children’s Medical Support Fund was organized specifically to enable MGM Resorts employees and the company to provide emergency, hardship, and disaster support to fellow employees and their immediate families. In addition, since 2012, the Foundation has been the presenting sponsor of the Women’s Leadership Conference, the major women’s conference in the Western region.
About Loaded Loaded is the leading management firm for many of the world’s biggest gaming content creators and influencers, including Ninja, Shroud, Tim TheTatMan, Anne Munition, CouRageJD, among many others. Loaded’s roster attracts global media attention from the world’s leading brands, including Gillette, The Hershey Company, Capitol Records, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Activision, and others looking to effectively and authentically engage with the gaming audience.
About World Poker Tour World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 18th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVIII of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 43 states and territories across the United States, Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, go to WPT.com. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc.