April 18, 2005 (Los Angeles, CA) – Bodog was proud to be the major sponsor of the LA Lakers Youth Foundation 2nd Annual Casino Night, April 14th, donating $50,000 to the charity. Celebrities and fans alike honed their poker chops in the Bodog Poker training camp. Numerous VIPs – LA’s top poker players, film and TV stars, and popular Lakers players competed in the bodoglife.com Celebrity Poker Shootout hosted by Bodog Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre and Lakers’ owner Dr. Jerry Buss. Laker publicist Bob Steiner won the shootout, LA Laker Luke Walton was second and actress Shannon Elizabeth came in 3rd!
Late in the evening actor Chris Masterson rallied his pals including actor Nicholas Gonzalez and notables Shane Powers and poker pro Cliff Cantor, into a private game in the bodoglife.com lounge. Shannon Elizabeth stopped by to check out the action as well.
‘We are thrilled to associate with the LA Lakers Youth foundation,’ notes Bodog Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre. ‘The Buss family and the team do so much for the kids, we are happy to be able to support the great community work that they do.’
The Bodog Girls were also a hit of the party.
Bodog is becoming a well known player in the entertainment industry, and with events like the Celebrity Poker Shootout for the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation more great things are on the horizon. Over the past two months bodoglife.com was the lead sponsor of the Hawaiian Tropic Super Bowl Bikini pageant and party in Jacksonville, sponsored the Major League Baseball preview party with Razor Magazine in Phoenix, and the Genesis Awards in Los Angeles. They are sponsoring the 2005 Indy 500eXtreme VIP Pre-Race Party set for Saturday May 28th in Indianapolis and many other great sports and entertainment events on the horizon.
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