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Echoes Of Hope 8th Annual Celeb Poker Tournament

20 Nov 2018

written by Cindy Matalucci

Echoes of Hope
Tel: 310.414.1600

Saturday, November 17, 2018 The Pulse was at the 8th Annual “All in for Hope” Charity Poker Tournament benefiting Stacia and Luc Robitaille’s nonprofit, Echoes of Hope!

The event was held in Santa Monica at the Museum of Flying.

This year’s event honored Echoes of Hope supporter and actor best known for his role on Days of Our Lives & Dead On Arrival, Billy Flynn!

Co-Hosts for the event were Ray Reynaga, standup comedian and actor on NBC’s Abby’s & Comedian/Comedy Writer/Comic, Renee Gauthier, writer on Lip Sync Battle and Kevin Hart’s What the Fit.

Stay tuned for full interviews coming with celebs and guests!

This was a No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament with prize packages for the Top 10 finishers!

Guests enjoyed:

Food trucks (Billionaire Burger Boyz, Gracias Señor, and King Kone Ice Cream Truck)
Open bar
Wine tasting
Kendra Scott pop-up tent with 20% of all proceeds benefiting Echoes of Hope
Marsatta Chocolate sampling
Access to silent and live auctions
Masseuses visiting each poker table
Full game lounge
Flight simulator

Celebs who came out to support the event were:

• Stacia and Luc Robitaille (Co-Founders of Echoes of Hope/NHL Hall of Famer and President of the LA Kings)
• Erik Alvarez (MMA Fighter)
• Tom Bernard (Co-President & Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics)
• Rob Cimetta (NHL Alumni, Boston Bruins & Toronto Maple Leafs)
• Tony Denison (Actor, “The Closer” & “Prison Break”)
• Billy Flynn (Actor, “Days of Our Lives” & “Dead On Arrival”)
• Lisa Foxx (Air Host, 104.3 MYFM)
• Jay Harrington (Actor, “S.W.A.T.” & “Suits”)
• Matt Iseman (Actor, “My Treat” & “Clean House”)
• Brian Krause (Actor, “Charmed”)
• David Marciano (Actor, “Due South” & “The Shield”)
• Jill Michele-Melean (Comedian, MADtv)
• Lisa Mitchell (Singer/songwriter)
• Isaiah Mustafa (Actor, “Shadowhunters” & The Original Old Spice Guy)
• Kevin Ryder (Kevin from the Kevin & Bean Morning Show, KROQ)
• Tyson Sullivan (Actor, “Dead On Arrival” & “Banshee”)
• Brian Van Holt (Actor, “House of Wax” & “Cougar Town”)

This year they raised over $145,000!

ECHOES OF HOPE strives to awaken the spirit of hope in the lives of children, youth, and young adults in need by alleviating barriers and helping them reach their full potential.

Founded in 2007 by Stacia and Luc Robitaille, the nonprofit has helped thousands of at-risk and emancipated foster youth succeed by providing the resources, love, and support they so richly deserve.

They support at-risk and emancipated foster youth in Los Angeles and beyond with the help of generous supporters. Help them serve more youth by DONATING at

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