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Gene Simmons To Be Honored at Heroes for Heroes Celebrity Poker Tournament

The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Heroes for Heroes Celebrity Poker Tournament & Casino Party will take place on Saturday, November 10 at The Avalon in Hollywood.  This year's honoree is rock legend Gene Simmons founder of the rock sensation and iconic band Kiss. 

Simmons is being honored for his above and beyond participation as one of the top celebrity ambassadors at the Cantor Fitzgerald & BGC Partners' annual Charity Days commemorating the 658 friends, colleagues and Eurobroker employees tragically lost on September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2018 Simmons joined licensed brokers on the trading floor, alongside heavyweights like former President Bill Clinton and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair commanding big number sales and trades. The music icon finished the day moving billions of dollars to help charity including, the LAPMF. "I have great respect for our law enforcement, armed forces and first responders. They do jobs the rest of us would never do and when they're in need, it's the least I can do," stated Simmons.

The hottest stars from TV, Film, Music and Sports along with community VIPs will come together to support the families of LAPD officers who were injured or have fallen in the line of duty.

The Heroes for Heroes event will include a distinguished celebrity poker tournament, red carpet arrivals, casino games, delicious food, cocktails by Tito's Handmade Vodka, music by Robo Records, Caliber Photoworks photobooth, raffles, live and silent auctions. 

PokerStars, the world's largest online poker operator and a part of The Stars Group Inc., has been the event's biggest supporter since its inception in 2013 with the late, great host James Gandolfini. The winner of the 2018 Heroes for Heroes poker tournament will head to PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, one of the most prestigious poker events across the globe held at the Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island in January 2019 where participants will have the chance to win industry prestige and millions of dollars.

Joining the Stars Group as major 2018 supporters are Producer Randall Emmett of Emmett Furla Films and Movie Pass Films. Emmett is best known for producing 2 Guns, Lone Survivor, and Silence. Honoree Gene Simmons' MoneyBag Sodas. Simmons exclaimed, "MoneyBag Sodas are made only with the most elite of ingredients. This is Soda Royalty!"

Additional Sponsors include: AXON, Retired Fire & Police Association, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Los Angeles Police Relief Association, AFLAC, Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union, Milken Family Foundation, Peter O'Malley, Los Angeles Police Revolver & Athletic Association, Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee LLP, Park Regency Realty, US Cryotherapy Studio City, Palms Casino Resort & Spa.

Guests expected to attend this year include Honoree Gene Simmons, Board of Directors member Jerry West, Luke Wilson, Dennis Quaid, Tito Ortiz, Tommy Lasorda and over 50 celebrities.

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