Raise the stakes. Elevate the world.
 
 
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Rohan Oza is teaming up with the World Poker Tour to bring a celebrity and amateur poker event benefiting Starkey Hearing Foundation & MATTER. Join us for the event, play alongside the pros, and elevate humanity. It's the one night of poker when everyone wins. 

 

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Rohan Oza Home, Beverly Hills  
Doors open at 5:30  |  First Hand 6:30

 

IMPACT

In partnership with Starkey Hearing Foundation and MATTER, all proceeds from this event will aid in change around the world, from gift of hearing, to healthcare access, to food solutions. More details can be found below.

event host committee

 
 

Rohan Oza

Justin Timberlake

Rick Salomon

Eli Broad

Justin Bieber

Rick York

Luol Deng

Daymond John

Adam Sandler

Michael Yormack

Ben Affleck

 
 

Aloe Black

Entertainment

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celebrity Players

 
 
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Tony Dunst

WPT Commentator Tony Dunst originally joined the World Poker Tour as host of the WPT Raw Deal during Season IX after winning the role through an open casting competition that included some of poker’s most recognizable faces. During his time as host, Dunst appeared in 140 WPT Raw Deal segments. In addition to joining the WPT Champions Club in 2013 during Season XII of the World Poker Tour, Dunst has appeared at five WPT final tables, traveled the globe playing in the world’s most competitive poker tournaments, and written extensively about the game. Since Dunst began with the World Poker Tour, the WPT has expanded from 14 to more than 60 locations around the world, and his relatable approach has helped usher in a wider audience.

 
 
 

Lynn Gilmartin

WPT Anchor Lynn Gilmartin joined the World Poker Tour for Season 12 in 2013. Lynn has worked in the poker industry since 2009, with experience that includes serving as a poker anchor on ESPN Australia.

An Irish-born Australian, Lynn has traveled the world covering poker. In addition to her work in the poker industry, Lynn is also a certified holistic health coach and owns Jooce Bar, a smoothie and juice bar also serving superfood bowls, in Palm Cove, Australia.

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Jonathan Little

Jonathan Little  is a two-time WPT champion with nearly $7 million in live tournament earnings. He won his first World Poker Tour title in 2007 before securing his second WPT title in 2008. Little has authored several poker books, including the best-selling Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em, and is one of the industry’s top poker coaches.

 
 
 

Anna Khait

Anna Khait is a poker player and media personality who was a contestant on the CBS show Survivor in 2016.  Khait was originally born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, before her family sought a better opportunity in the United States. Recently, Khait won the 2017 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and WPT Foundation All In for Kids Poker Tournament.

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Jonathan Aguiar

Jonathan Aguiar is a former professional poker player who retired from playing full-time in 2013 to join
Daily Fantasy Sports company DraftKings as one of their first employees. Prior to stepping away from
the game he earned over $1.6 million in live tournaments including a WSOP Bracelet in the €10,000 Mix-
Max event at the 2012 WSOP Europe. He currently resides in Boston, MA.

 
 

WHY POKER?

Poker is the second largest philanthropic sporting event in the world. Anyone can play. In fact, first-timers often find themselves at the final table. Beginner’s luck may be one thing, but if you join us for the event, you will be elevating humanity regardless of how many hands you’ll be dealt. And that’s what it’s all about—never giving up or turning our backs on the world around us.

 
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Impact

 

Zambia Hearing center of excellence

Starkey Hearing Foundation is dedicated and works diligently to bring hearing health care to the developing world where no help exists. The Starkey Hearing Institute initiative was chosen to take place in Zambia because of the strong partnership with the government and incredible support from Zambia's First Lady, Esther Lungu. The Starkey Hearing Institute is Lusaka trains African students, with the goal of providing hearing care to more than two million people in Africa by the year 2030.  

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Zambia Farm

The success of the NVRFLD event will also allow for the design and implementation of a community farm on the grounds of Lukosi Maternity Hospital so that nutrient rich foods are available for expecting mothers. This farm will also serve as a community and training hub that assists and empowers families in the area to create their own plots on the farm. And therefore, they can serve the greater community.  

 
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