PokerStars and actor Hank Azaria are back at the online poker table for a second star-studded tournament to benefit a number of charities.
The second Hank’s Home Game, presented by PokerStars.net, will pit Amy Schumer, Jack Black, JK Simmons, and Jason Alexander against Hank and each other, as well as Jon Hamm, who returns after falling short in the first game to raise money for his favourite charity.
Raising funds for charity
Azaria said: “I’m excited to be back for another game and more entertainment for everyone to enjoy while we raise more funds for charity. Connecting with these guys for good has been a blast. You just never know what’s going to happen, and I don’t even mean just with the poker.”
In the first round, Hamm, Don Cheadle, Michael Ian Black, Josh Charles, and Michael Cera battled it out with Hank for a good cause. Cera won first place and a $20,000 gift to his favourite cause, First Responders First, which helps emergency healthcare staff with their health and safety.
Edward Charles Foundation
PokerStars has teamed up with the Edward Charles Foundation to donate funds raised from Hank’s Home Game to the celebrities’ favourite charities. The Edward Charles Foundation serves as a fiscal supporter, assisting clients in turning their philanthropic dreams into reality.
Edward Charles Foundation CEO and Chairman Kent Seton said: “The Edward Charles Foundation team is beyond excited to be working with the world class platform, PokerStars.net who have stepped up to do good and change the world and the Edward Charles Foundation team is specifically excited to be working with the Hank’s Home Game initiative which will help raise charitable funds and change countless lives.”
Hank’s Home Game is the follow-up to Stars Call for Action, which raised over $1 million for charity by bringing together more than 90 celebrities to play poker in May 2020. The tournament was won by David Costabile, and $100,000 was donated to his favourite cause, World Central Kitchen, to support people in need.