LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 14, 2019) – Former Los Angeles Dodger and current Cincinnati Reds outfielder, Yasiel Puig, hosted his third annual celebrity poker tournament to benefit The Wild Horse Children’s Foundation on Monday.
Proceeds from the event will support the completion of a community center to be named “Puig’s House” and adjacent youth sports fields at Pioneer Park in San Fernando.
Held at The Houdini Estate in Hollywood, the poker tournament brought together 500 guests for a 1920’s themed night. The evening, emceed by Power 106 radio personality, Cece Valencia, began with a star-studded red carpet including George Lopez, LA Kings Forward Tyler Toffoli, MMA Fighter Chuck Liddell, Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Teddi Mellencamp and more.
During the dinner program, Yasiel Puig awarded Dodger legend, Manny Mota, with the Wild Horse Inspiration Award. The honor is awarded annually to an individual who has inspired Puig and has helped make an impact in their community. The gourmet dinner was prepared by Yasiel Puig’s personal chef, David Fuerte, with food provided by Tapia Brothers.
Poker tournament participants and spectators enjoyed an open bar sponsored by Captain Morgan with additional beverages provided by Rev Winery and Brewery, Likwid Group, and I Love Micheladas. Guests enjoyed food throughout the night provided by Magaly’s Tamales, Porto’s Bakery and Cafe La Llave Cuban coffee.
Yasiel Puig and the Wild Horse Children’s Foundation will host its second poker tournament of the year in Cincinnati on Thursday, June 13, 2019. For more information on the Wild Horse Children’s Foundation, please visit www.wildhorsefdn.org.
ABOUT THE WILD HORSE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
Yasiel Puig’s Wild Horse Children’s Foundation aims to inspire children and families in underserved communities by promoting healthier and better quality lives through education, sports, community development, and health and wellness programs. The Wild Horse Children’s Foundation is recognized by the IRS with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to The Wild Horse Children’s Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For more information, please visit