Stars Align for Paralyzed Vets Charity Poker Event

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck.

A group of high-stakes poker pros, politicians and A-list celebrities are getting together to play a little cards for a good cause in Washington Wednesday.

World Series of Poker bracelet winner Mike Sexton and First Lady of Poker Linda Johnson are helping host a charity tournament for the Paralyzed Veterans of America organization Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt in the U.S. Capital.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness and funds for Paralyzed Veterans and its mission to help those who have served in the U.S. armed forces, although a $10,000 seat in the 2010 WSOP Main Event is also on the line.

Tournament chairs include poker players Andy Bloch, Lee Childs, Kenna "Cowboy" James and film star Ben Affleck with a host of other pros, politicians and stars expected to attend.

The Poker Players Alliance is sponsoring the event, along with Walmart, Reynolds America, Orchestrate Technology, Merkle, Data Management Inc. and Midwest Direct Mailers.

All proceeds from the tournament and a silent auction at the event will benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America, founded 63 years ago by a band of spinal cord injured service members returning home from World War II.

For more on the organization click through to it's website.

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