Gene Simmons from KISS to be honored at celebrity poker tournament
The man who just wants to Rock and Roll All Nite is going to be honored by the LA Police Department (LAPD). Gene Simmons of KISS fame is going to be the centerpiece of the police department’s annual LA Police Memorial Foundation (LAPMF) Heroes for Heroes Celebrity Poker Tournament and Casino Party, which will take place next month. The event is designed to support families of LAPD officers who have fallen or been injured in the line of duty.
The event will be held on November 10 and will include a number of celebrities from the music, film, TV and sports industries. Community VIPs will also be on hand and Simmons was selected due to his extensive participation in the Cantor Fitzgerald & BHC Partners’ Charity Days, an event that was organized to commemorate the loss of 658 Eurobroker employees on 9/11.
Last month, on the anniversary of the tragedy, Simmons appeared on the trading floor, along with former President Bill Clinton and former UK Prime Minister, to raise money for charities. One of those was the LAPMF. Simmons said at the time, "I have great respect for our law enforcement, armed forces and first responders. They do jobs the rest of us would never do and when they’re in need, it’s the least I can do."
The Heroes for Heroes event will include a celebrity poker tournament, casinos games, hand-crafted cocktails, auctions and more. Among the items available for bidding include a seat at the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, a poker lesson with Daniel Negreanu, dinner with baseball celebrity Tommy Lasorda and a Gene Simmons VAULT collection set. Additionally, the LAPD is offering several items, including an airship ride, training with the city’s SWAT team and training at the Emergency Vehicle Operation Center.