When the Oscar crowd leaves the Kodak Theater on Sunday, February 22nd, the top nominees, winners, and invited guests attending the Hollywood Reporter/CUN Gala to celebrate and mingle, are in for a exciting evening of festivities, as World Series of Poker Champion Jamie Gold has agreed to host a charity poker tournament benefiting Children Uniting Nations. There is a tax deductable "buy-in" and the players will be seated next to Jamie, pro players and celebs. In addition to this charitable decision to abandon LA's biggest tournament.

Like any charity event, a golf tournament has the potential to raise a good deal of money for a nonprofit organization. Community members and local companies alike often are eager to participate with charitable contributions and other support.

But — also like any event, charity or otherwise — golf tournaments take a good deal of planning to be successful.

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