2024 Jason Alexander's Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament

Special Guest Hosts! 

It was a FULL HOUSE and the chips were stacked high on Sunday, March 24th for the Jason Alexander Celebrity Poker Tournament at the Woodland Hills Country Club. You could feel the excitement from all 280 attendees in the room when our special guest hosts, Bryan Cranston & Kevin Pollak joined the stage and ceremoniously kicked off the tournament calling out “Shuffle Up & Deal!”

After hours of thrilling game play, our 2024 Champion Rich Gardner was awarded his 1st Place trophy and title! Our runner-up, Wendy Jaffe Pressman proved to be a fierce competitor. The pursuit for a seat at the Final Table must run in the family. Her husband and son (Jake and Jeff Pressman) both earned seats at the Final Table last year. History was also made when FIVE female players secured seats this year at the Final Table.

On behalf of WeSPARK Cancer Support Center, we want to say THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this year’s tournament. A special thank you to Warner Bros. Discovery for sponsoring the Jason Alexander Winner’s Table. We are so grateful for all our Sponsors, Celebrity & Event Committee, Players, Raffle Supporters, The Poker People, Photographers and Volunteers. Together, we raised over $150,000! Your support allows us to continue to provide free services and programs to cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones.

Much appreciation to our Co-Chairs, Arthur Toretzky and Jay Moriarty.  Our host, Jason Alexander was missed this year; but we were in good hands with our special guest hosts, Bryan & Kevin.

Bryan Cranston & Kevin Pollak kicking off the Tournament by Stanley Appleman
The Tournament Champion, Rich Gardner and runner-up, Wendy Jaffe Pressman. Pictured with Co-Chairs, Jay Moriarty (far left) and Arthur Toretzky (far right) by Stanley Appleman.
WeSPARK Board Members with Nancy Allen and Marlene McGuirt by Ben Tañeza
The Final Table - Standing: Joseph Friedman-4th, Louis Ablia-5th, Rich Gardner-Tournament Champion, Matthew Habermann-6th, Vijay Cruz-7th. Seated: Kelly Shemtov-10th, Wendy Jaffe Pressman-2nd, Marilyn Kastner- 8th, Gina Hecht-3rd, Sharyl Allensworth-9th by Stanley Appleman
Rachel Sanchez, Julie Nguyen, Jonathan Huang, Cooper Justus, Matt Sanchez from Warner Bros. Discovery with just a few of the Celebrities at the Tournament by Ben Tañeza
Anita Rich, Norman Chad and Rob Riggle react to spotting a rarely seen Royal Flush, the Best Hand in Poker! 10, J, Q, K, A of diamonds on board.