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
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.