Ira Glass to play poker for charity

Apr 7, 2010
On Saturday April 17th, Ira Glass will play in a Texas Hold 'Em tournament in Brooklyn, NY to support the literacy nonprofit 826 NYC. Ira had fun playing in the tournament last year... but this year he'll face a serious opponent: This American Life contributor/Daily Show correspondent/professional know-it-all John Hodgman.

You can get involved in several ways: you can donate money to Ira Glass's pot; or donate money to John Hodgman's pot; or, if you can get to Brooklyn, NY,... enter the tournament yourself!

All in?

Donations go to support 826 NYC, part of 826 National, a family of eight local branches all dedicated to helping students ages 6-18 learn expository and creative writing.