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Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon play poker for COVID-19 relief, raise $1.75 million

Other notable names who joined the virtual game included Sarah Silverman, Cheryl Hines, Jason Bateman, Jon Hamm, Tobey Maguire, and Kevin Smith

Published: 16th April 2020
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon led the list of big names who got together for an online celebrity poker tournament, All In For America's Charity. They raised $1.75 million for Feeding America, a non-profit organisation that distributes food to those in need amid the outbreak of COVID-19, reports dailymail.co.uk.

Celebrities such as Tom Brady, Adam Sandler, and Bryan Cranston bought in for $10,000 each at the food bank fundraiser.

Other notable names who joined the virtual game included Sarah Silverman, Cheryl Hines, singer Adam Levine, and actors Jason Bateman, Jon Hamm, Tobey Maguire, Jason Mewes, and Kevin Smith.

Earlier this week, Affleck took to Instagram to announce the philanthropic poker event. "Excited to announce that I have joined forces with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organisation, to raise money for folks who need it most. Join me and some familiar faces... as we face off in a friendly poker tournament," he said.

Affleck added that Feeding America's work "is more critical than ever before" as they help feed the less fortunate. He stressed that the virus outbreak has put pressure on food banks.

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