Monday, May 20, 2013

NBA All Star Chris Paul Hosts Celebrity Poker Tournament and Golf Classic

LOS ANGELES, CA – Six-time NBA All Star Chris Paul is proud to announce that he will host a Celebrity Poker Tournament at Club Nokia on Sunday, July 7, 2013 followed by a Celebrity Golf Classic at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA on Monday, July 8, 2013.   All proceeds will directly support the initiatives of Paul’s CP3 Foundation.

“I’m looking forward to hosting this weekend of poker and golf,” stated Paul. “We are going to have a lot of fun at both events and raise funds for my foundation so I can continue to support the numerous educational initiatives that are important to me and my family.”   Paul was named one of’s top ten black celebrity philanthropists of 2012 and during the 2013 All Star Weekend, Paul co-hosted a luncheon with fellow NBA player Carmelo Anthony on supporting black male achievement initiatives.

The Celebrity Poker Tournament will kick off at 7:00 pm with a red carpet entrance featuring Paul alongside special guests.  The event will feature a “No Limit” Texas Hold ‘Em format and celebrities and athletes will be featured at each table. The final table will include Paul and nine finalists to compete for various prizes.  The Celebrity Golf Classic will be held at noon at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.   Teams of five will feature one celebrity paired with four amateurs in a Modified Scramble format.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact For general information and event details, please contact   For more event information and to learn more about the CP3 Foundation please visit  

About The CP3 Foundation

In 2005, Chris established the CP3 Foundation in honor of his late grandfather to provide scholarships for kids to attend Wake Forest University.  Chris' emphasis on community involvement has won the CP3 Foundation the NBA's Community Assist Award four times.  The foundation's initiatives include partnerships with Feed The Children, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity and LA’s Best.  The foundation also sponsors and supports literacy initiatives, youth basketball clinics and court refurbishments.  In 2010 Chris partnered with Chase Bank to launch the CP3 Afterschool Zone in New Orleans, to provide an enriching afterschool environment for youth.

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