BENEFITING: CHILDRENS MERCY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: Big Slick
EVENT: CrowdRise Holiday Challenge
Big Slick started in 2010 as a celebrity poker tournament and party hosted by Riggle, Rudd and Sudeikis. Over the past four years, celebrity friends such as Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Johnny Knoxville, John Oliver and Nick Kroll, as well as Koechner and Stonestreet (now co-hosts), have attended.
Now approaching its fifth year, Big Slick has donated more than $1.4 million to Children’s Mercy, helping the non-profit hospital expand its Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and family/play rooms; add entertainment systems to every oncology hospital room; and purchase more than $500K in advanced early detection equipment.