PokerStars and actor Hank Azaria have returned to the online poker table, as they host a second star-studded game to raise money for a variety of good causes.
The second Hank’s Home Game, powered by PokerStars.net, will see Amy Schumer, Jack Black, JK Simmons and Jason Alexander take on Hank and each other, as well as Jon Hamm, who returns to seek out more for his chosen charity after falling short in the debut game.
Azaria said: “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.”
Game one saw Hamm, Don Cheadle, Michael Ian Black, Josh Charles and Michael Cera compete with Hank for worthy causes. Cera took the top spot and $20,000 donation to his charity of choice First Responders First, who support the health and safety needs of public healthcare workers.
For this series of home games, PokerStars has partnered with the Edward Charles Foundation to distribute funds raised through Hank’s Home Game to the celebrities’ charities of choice. Edward Charles Foundation is a fiscal sponsor, helping clients turn their philanthropic passions into an impactful mission.
Kent Seton, CEO and chairman of Edward Charles Foundation, said: “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.”
Hank’s Home Game follows on from Stars Call for Action in May 2020 where more than $1m was donated to charities as more than 90 celebrities came together to play poker. David Costabile took down the tournament and $100,000 was donated to his chosen charity World Central Kitchen, to supply food to those who need it most.