Actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are among the several celebrities to participate in a stay-at-home poker tournament that will raise money for Feeding America.
The pair of childhood friends, who grew up in Cambridge, will be joined by a star-studded bunch featuring Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and a slew of fellow actors including Jason Bateman, Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, Tobey Maguire, and Adam Sandler. The bill also includes actress Cheryl Hines, Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine, and comedian Sarah Silverman.
All will be putting their skills to the test in Texas hold ’em.
The event, dubbed “All In For America’s Charity,” is scheduled to begin Saturday at 1 p.m. and will be live-streamed via Twitch. Through the livestream, fans will be able to engage with the participants using Twitch’s chat function as well donate to the cause. According to Affleck, over $1 million has already been raised.
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Excited to announce that I have joined forces with @FeedingAmerica, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to raise money for folks who need it most. Join me and some familiar faces (including @tombrady, @bryancranston, @adamlevine, @sarahkatesilverman , @_cherylhines, Tobey Maguire, Jon Hamm & Jason Bateman) as we face off in a friendly poker tournament. ♦️♠️♥️ We’ve already raised over $1 million, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Feeding America. Right now, their work is more critical than ever before so I hope you’ll be able to join us and watch along live using @Twitch tomorrow from 11am PT. #FeedingAmerica