Sam Simon Wins “All In For CP” Charity Tournament in L.A.

Yes, Simon Donated Winnings Back to Charity

by , Aug 8, 2008 | 12:49 am

This one will make Dan smile.

The first annual “All In for CP” charity poker tournament was held at Hollywood Park Casino in L.A. this past Sunday and is being hailed as a total success. More than $44,000 was raised for Jacob Zalewski’s One Step Closer Foundation, which helps ease the lives of those afflicted with cerebral palsy, as well as researchers seeking a cure.

Numerous celebrities and poker pros attended to make the event a success, names like Montel Williams, Shannon Elizabeth, Miguel Nunez, Jamie Gold, and Barry Greenstein. And in the end, it was The Simpsons creator and Hollywood writer/producer Dan’s man crush Sam Simon who won the tournament and donated all of the winnings back to the charity. Awww!

Congrats to Jacob for hosting his first charity tournament! Sorry I missed it, as I heard it was great fun, but hope to catch the next one…

5 Comments to “Sam Simon Wins “All In For CP” Charity Tournament in L.A.”

  1. DanM

    Go Sam!

    And he’s not my man-crush, Jen … I just admire the dude, who clearly was the “celebrity” most focused on his poker at the 2008 WSOP.

    He’s also really smart, dresses well, and smells pretty. Geesh, is any of that so wrong!?!?!!

  2. California Jen

    LOL, Dan.

    Point taken.

  3. DanM

    He also has very thick hair. As a rapidly balding man, that also makes me swoon.

  4. California Jen

    Now you’re making me uncomfortable. 😉

  5. BJ Nemeth

    I can’t find the original quote, but Sam Simon once said that while he worked for the Simpsons, he didn’t receive nearly enough credit. But after he left, the show has continued its extraordinary success for another 10+ years, and he receives far too much credit.

    Any co-creator of the Simpsons is a friend of mine.