Americas Cardroom held a charity poker tournament for Feeding America. The event attracted 65 celebrities and poker players, including the likes of Ben Affleck, Tom Brady, Tobey Maguire, and Adam Sandler.
Poker pro Ebony Kenney shined the brightest out of these celebrities. The Vancouver-based player beat Kevin Pollak during the heads-up portion to win the $10,000 buy-in tournament.
Tournament Raises $2 Million for Feeding America
Kenny no doubt would’ve won a nice amount from this tourney. However, the big stipulation is that all proceeds went directly to Feeding America.
This charity provides hunger relief to food banks throughout the United States. Feeding America has especially become important amid food shortages caused by the coronavirus.
Phil Nagy, the CEO of ACR and the Winning Poker Network, believes that his tournament made around $2 million for the charity:
Plenty of Poker Icons & Celebrities
Many famous poker pros and celebrities turned out for this online event. Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Todd Brunson, Jason Koon, and Mike McDonald were among the notable professional players.
Affleck, Brady, Sandler, Matt Damon, Sarah Silverman, and John Krasinski were some of the best-known celebrities involved.
Kenney was anything but star-struck, though. She knocked out several prominent players and celebs, including director Kevin Smith, Damon, and Hellmuth.
Ebony also joked around with Tampa Bay quarterback Brady before the tournament, vowing to take his chips away.
Aside from Kenney and Feeding America, ACR also was a big winner on the day. The US-friendly poker site didn’t make any direct profits off the tournament.
However, it did gain plenty of exposure by having such a star-studded event. The Feeding American tourney shows that some celebrities are still interested in online poker.