Major League Baseball players, Tyler and Scott Heineman hosted the second annual Prime Time Charity Casino Classic on Thursday, January 9 raising nearly $50,000 for Team Prime Time.
The brothers were joined by over 300 guests with appearances by other professional baseball players and celebrities with local ties including Cody Bellinger (LA Dodgers), Jack Flaherty (St. Louis Cardinals), Max Fried (Atlanta Braves), Trevor Plouffe (Retired MLB), Conner Greene (Kansas City Royals), Jacob Nottingham (Milwaukee Brewers), Blake Rutherford (Chicago White Sox), Casey Ryan (Chicago Cubs) and Chris Backus (Actor). Nearly 100 participants joined the event’s poker tournament where guest, Mike Longo, took home the tournament title. Guests enjoyed craft spirits from J. Riley Distillery and craft beer from Santa Monica Brew Works, both of which were top sponsors along with Promo Shop, a promotional merchandise company based in Los Angeles.
Funds raised will benefit Team Prime Time’s 2020 goal to implement its Prime Time Games in 40 new schools across the country. Team Prime Time is a 501(c)(3) organization, with the mission to provide programs for at-risk children from low-income areas of Los Angeles that combine academics, athletics, leadership training, and the arts.
In January 2019, the Heineman brothers hosted the inaugural Prime Time Casino Classic featuring dozens of celebrity guests. The funds raised from the event allowed Team Prime Time to expand the Prime Time Games to 14 new schools, totaling 60 throughout California, Hawaii, and New York. The Prime Time Games unites low income youth and their classmates with disabilities in an inclusive sports league that promotes social, emotional and athletic development simultaneously. For more information on Team Prime Time, please visit teamprimetime.org.
Silent auction items from the event are still available to bid on through Monday, January 20 at bit.ly/primetimecasino.
ABOUT THE HEINEMAN BROTHERS
Tyler and Scott have always been passionate about philanthropy and are committed to giving back to their community through organizations impacting the lives of youth. The Heineman brothers, from Pacific Palisades, have volunteered for Team Prime Time since 2014.
Tyler Heineman, 28, is a catcher for the San Francisco Giants. He made his MLB debut in 2019 with the Miami Marlins. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2012 out of UCLA. He founded Deluxe Playing Cards after years of developing his passion for cardistry. Follow Tyler on Instagram and Twitter @theineman13.
Scott Heineman, 27, made his debut as an outfielder for the Texas Rangers in 2019. He was drafted by the Rangers in 2015 out of the University of Oregon. He was named Rangers 2018 Minor League Prospect of the Year by MLB Pipeline. Follow Scott on Instagram @heinemanscott and Twitter @scottheineman.