February 5, 2017, Houston, TX: The Giving Back Fund held its 8th annual Super Bowl charity event, Big Game Big Give, hosted by Academy Award Nominee Josh Brolin and emceed by David Schwimmer.
“It was such an honor to host the 8th annual Big Game Big Give fundraising event this year”, said Josh Brolin. “Super Bowl weekend is something that I look forward to every year, and I am so glad that I was able to be a part of something really special and help support the amazing work that The Giving Back Fund does.”
The organization raised more than $1 million by auctioning off items such as an NBA All-Star Weekend extravaganza, a walk-on role in Brolin’s upcoming film George and Tammy starring Jessica Chastain, tickets to the Hollywood premiere of Avengers: Infinity Wars, jewelry, high-end designer bags, sports memorabilia and much more.
Michael Phelps hosted the celebrity poker tournament held following the main event. One of the featured prizes included six months of private coaching by World Series of Poker Champion Jamie Gold and a seat at the Main Event of the World Series Poker, a VIP experience at the 2017 ESPY Awards and the 2017 Masters.
The top 20 players were also awarded a custom BBO Poker Table, shipped directly from the event to the home of their choice and autographed by the celebrities they played alongside. BBO Poker Tables are a highly recognized international brand that supplies poker tables to its coveted clientele worldwide including high-end casinos, Facebook, Google, NBC, and the NBA Golden State Warriors among others.
“Big Game Big Give is our only fundraising event of the year,” said CEO of The Giving Back Fund, Marc Pollick. “With the money raised last night, we will be able to make an impact in the lives of so many people.”