PokerStars to host a second edition of Hank’s Home Game
PokerStars, along with Hank Azaria, have yet again come back with another edition of Hank’s Home Game, which will be the programme’s second edition and will be raising money for many different charitable causes.
This second installment of the game is powered by PokerStars.net and will be having popular faces including Jack Black, Amy Schumer, Jason Alexander and JK Simmons on the show challenging Hank, as well as each other, and even Jon Hamm who will be coming back to gather more money for his preferred charity.
“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 game, Hamm, Michael Ian Black, Michael Cera, Don Cheadle and Josh Charles competed against each other in a game where Cera was able to end up first and winning an impressive $20,000 donation for his charity of choice. He had chosen to donate the money to First Responders First, since healthcare workers are currently on the frontlines, and have been for over a year, ensuring everyone’s health after the COVID-19 pandemic got out of hand.
This time around, PokerStars has teamed up with the Edward Charles Foundation in order to allocate the funds that are amassed through the game to the celebrities’ charities of choice.
Chairman and CEO of Edward Charles Foundation, Kent Seton, stated:
“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.”
Furthermore, Hank’s Home Game comes after Stars Call for Action back in May of last year when over $1 million was given out to various charities and 90+ celebrities played poker for the cause. David Costabile was the one to win the tournament with a staggering $100,000, which was then allocated to his charity of choice, World Central Kitchen, in order to give out food to those who are in need of it.