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Golf stars 'Chipping All-In' for charity

Some of golf’s biggest names will take their talents from the fairway to the felt (virtually) Thursday, April 16 for the Chipping All-In charity poker tournament. Cards will fly beginning at noon PST, giving fans the opportunity to watch their favorite golfers, including Jimmy Walker, Michelle Wie, John Daly and more compete in a live online Texas Hold’em tournament. Event proceeds will go to the MGM Resorts Foundation’s Employee Emergency Grant Fund, which provides employees and their immediate families with short-term relief in making payments or to meet obligations during unexpected hardships and emergencies. The fund is designed to assist those impacted by the coronavirus, including full-time employees, on-call employees and those facing layoff, separation or furlough.

Presented by MGM Resorts, Loaded and the World Poker Tour (WPT), Chipping All-In will feature an interactive broadcast on Twitch (Twitch.tv/AllStarPass) and YouTube (YouTube.com/AllStarPass). Audience members can make real-time donations at www.mgmresorts.com/ChippingAllin. Participants will give personal shout outs to viewers who donate.

Chipping All-In will divide the players among multiple tables with the top finishers from each advancing to the final table. Live player audio throughout the tournament will create an immersive experience for viewers. Additionally, viewers will be able to engage with the players during a live Q&A.

Lance Evans, senior vice president of Sports and Sponsorships for MGM Resorts, said, “It is in our DNA to offer live entertainment and sports experiences to fans worldwide, even in the toughest of times. ‘Chipping All-In’ will feature some of the world’s top PGA and LPGA players as well as sports and media personalities playing in support of the Employee Emergency Grant Fund.”

Highlights of the players scheduled to participate in the Chipping All-In charity poker tournament include:

• Aaron Wise

• Alex Kang 

• Alison Lee

• Anna Nordqvist

• Ben Taylor

• Brittany Lincicome

• Butch Harmon

• Cheyenne Woods 

• Chris Como

• Collin Morikawa

• Cristie Kerr

• Danielle Kang

• David Lipsky

• Doug Ghim

• Gaby Lopez

• George Savaricas

• Graham DeLaet 

• Harold Varner III

• Jamie Lovemark

• Jason Kokrak

• Jimmy Walker

• Joel Dahmen

• John Daly

• Juli Inkster

• Kelley James 

• Kevin Na

• Kurt Kitayama

• Lydia Ko

• Matt Ginella

• Maverick McNealy

• Max Homa

• Michelle Wie

• Natalie Gulbis

• Pat Perez

• Sam Burns

• Tommy Armour III

• Wyndham Clark  

To learn more about the MGM Resorts Foundation, visit www.mgmresortsfoundation.org.