Ocean's 13 Cast and PokerStars Unite in Support of Darfur

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

At a time when most are focused on previews, press reviews and star-studded red carpets, the cast of Ocean's 13 and PokerStars are showing their more altruistic side.
At the 60th Annual Festival de Cannes, PokerStars will donate US $1 million to the Not On Our Watch Project, a non-profit organisation established by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Producer Jerry Weintraub to support efforts to aid the victims of the political and humanitarian crisis in Sudan.
The donation will occur on 22 May 2007 in Cannes, France. The project's mission is to draw on the powerful voice of citizen artists, activists, and cultural leaders to generate lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for the vulnerable, marginalised, and displaced.
'We're thankful for PokerStars' contribution and their desire to support the cause to help save Darfur,' said George Clooney, Ocean's 13 star and international activist. 'PokerStars has decided to go ‘all in' for Sudan and we're grateful for their support, knowing the immense impact these funds will have to provide food, clothing and shelter to women, children and those most in need.'
PokerStars and its players are developing a reputation for charitable endeavours, having already given to several worthy causes including breast cancer and AIDS research charities, relief efforts for survivors of the Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the Virginia Tech tragedy.

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