Matt Damon and Ben Affleck “Ante Up for Africa”
These two names are some of the biggest names in Hollywood today. Without a doubt, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are considered to be two of the hottest men in this part of the world. Well certainly for some people – not everyone. In any case, they have always been known to be very good friends and they have coupled up countless times to work on one project or another. This time, their “project” has caught the attention of poker lovers. So what are they up to now?
With the World Series of Poker well underway, these two Hollywood hotshots are making waves of their own with the celebrity poker tour dubbed “Ante Up for Africa.” Africa has always seemed to be the favorite recipient of charitable events sponsored or supported by celebrities and this is no different. This poker tourney will be helping the people in Darfur by giving the proceeds to the Enough Project and International Rescue Committee.
You just have to love these guys. Matt Damon, for one, got the boot within 5 minutes of play. What did he say? “I’m here to try and raise money and awareness for the tragedies taking place. I hope we can solve this issue and refocus the efforts on something else in Africa.”
As for Ben Affleck, he said “Poker takes a lot of time if you want to stay good. I don’t want to suck. I was good. I’m still good. Family is better though.” I didn’t really get that one…context maybe?