Chrysalis Named WPT Celebrity Invitational Charity Partner

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For the second consecutive year, Chrysalis has been named the official charity partner for the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational.

A non-profit organization that aims to change the lives of people though jobs, Chrysalis has helped more than 35,000 people out of homelessness and poverty over the past 25 years.

"Last year's event was a tremendous success and allowed us to further our vital mission,” said Chrysalis CEO Mark Loranger.

“We look forward to partnering with the WPT once again and enjoying what will surely be an entertaining and successful event."

The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 19 at Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.

Entertainment Tonight host Mark Steines and his wife, former Miss America and Entertainment Tonight host Leanza Cornett, will serve as celebrity co-hosts this year.

In the past, names like Vince Vaughn, James Woods, Jenny McCarthy, Ray Romano, Jason Alexander, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Tilly, Jon Favreau, Camryn Manheim, Cheryl Hines and Kathy Griffin have got in on the action.

This year promises to be even more A-list as the WPT has joined forces with Bill Overton and Joe Lake to handle celebrity involvement and charitable oversight.

Lake was one of the co-founders of the Children’s Miracle Network and served as Executive Producer of CMN’s annual television telethon helping raise nearly $4.3 billion for children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada.

Overton is a former NFL player, actor and model.

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