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Samohi baseball coaches Sheldon Philip-Guide (left) and Tony Todd (right) pose with Samohi alumnus Charlie Sheen with Sheen's $10,000 donation to the baseball team last year.
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Samohi baseball coaches Sheldon Philip-Guide (left) and Tony Todd (right) pose with Samohi alumnus Charlie Sheen with Sheen's $10,000 donation to the baseball team last year.

Sports, Samohi, Baseball, Santa Monica

Samohi Baseball Fundraiser Will Bring Out Celebrities For Poker And Auction This Saturday

Posted Nov. 16, 2011, 3:37 am

Spencer Lee / Videographer

Major League baseball veterans Kenny Lofton and Derrek Lee, Entertainment Tonight host Chris Jacobs and possibly Samohi alumnus Charlie Sheen and Los Angeles Angels' outfielder Torii Hunter among others will head to the Moose Lodge on Saturday night for a Poker tournament and memorabilia auction. All proceeds will benefit the Samohi Viking baseball team.

"It was (Coach) Sheldon (Philip-Guide)'s idea to start the event," said assistant coach Tony Todd. "The parents donate their time and set up the website and make the phone calls. I'm just the 'go-getter' who brings in friends who like to help."

One of those friends is one of Todd's best friends, Charlie Sheen, who donated $10,000 last year.

"Charlie got involved because he's a Samohi alum. We'd ask for donations from people and he'd say 'I'll donate to the cause.' He's the one who helps us out the most."

While the poker tournament is taking place, various items will be auctioned, including a jersey signed by Hunter, seats against the glass to a Kings' game and even a bracelet from Tiffany's.

This event begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Moose Lodge, 1600 Ocean Park Blvd.

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Nov. 17, 2011, 9:11:27 am

Gregory Brantigan said...

Charlie Sheen and Tony Todd are doing something positive for the High School they came from by giving back..

Nov. 20, 2011, 12:28:25 am

so said...

Well I was there at the moose tonight lots of love money and Sheen finally show'd. Awesome night, Samo's Baseball Program is in good hands, a well put together event and Charlie Sheen was in the House. Deserves repeating... Gotta say for a guy that is supposedly so awful he shows so much heart and love for Samo Baseball and his peeps. huh Moving on to the Big Leaguers there, D Lee , Kenny Lofton, James Loney, Royce Clayton, Tim Leary...It is so refreshing to see Big league rs support High School baseball and all were so nice willing to take 100's of Photo's. Oh yeah The Papapoo poo were there too, lots of them...I hope they donate some of the money they net from their Pix. They were busy. Anyway Props To THE COACHES ,PARENTS ,BOSTERS . NOW the kids need to deliver

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