The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti Supports Domino Fest 2014

The Universal Domino Federation brings the World's Most Played Game to Los Angeles, on May 3rd and May 4th, 2014 as attendees compete for over $200,000 in cash and prizes.

Online PR News – 26-April-2014 – Los Angeles, California – The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti supports Domino Fest 2014 for its commitment to the Los Angeles Community and for creating opportunities with In His Hands Ministry, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. Presented by the Universal Domino Federation, the two-day DOMINO FEST 2014 Tournament will bring together players both professionals and non-professionals from all around the nation and the world to compete for over $200,000.00 in cash and prizes. With over 30,000 expected attendees over the two-day period, the festival will consist of a singles and doubles tournament, a singles and doubles mini sweepstakes and a celebrity tournament.
This event was created for the entire family including the children’s fun zone area, vendor booths, food and entertainment. The children’s Fun Zone sponsored by the Los Angeles Black Book Expo will include storytellers, children’s book authors, face painting, books, puzzles, and games.
At Domino Fest 2014, no one is left behind so for attendees who have never played before there will be a Domino University section where some of the top players will teach the basics of the game. This Domino Fest is all about having fun and creating a friendly exciting time for all the attendees and the celebrities participating in the event. Founder of Domino Fest JR Moret believes in giving back to the community and will be working in conjunction with In His Hands Ministry, a 501c3 Non Profit Organization, tax ID number 11-3730593 to make the event a success.

Domino Fest 2014 will be hosted by Vida Guerra known for her work on National Lampoon's Dorm Daze2, Vida's World: My Life Story, Vida's Video Picks, Fake Preacher and Winner of the VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Female. Vida’s most notable appearance was in the U.S edition of FHM magazine in December 2002. Vida continues to model and act and is passionate about her commitment to her career. She is happy to be part of an event that will bring together families of all cultures and be involved in clean and enjoyable entertainment.
Celebrities will be playing to win money for their favorite charities. The top winners will donate their winnings to the charity of choice. Cash Prizes-First place-$10,000; Second place-$5,000; Third place-$2,500; Fourth place-$1,000.
Partial list of celebrities Playing:
Queen Latifah, Omar Gooding, Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Vida Guerra, Spanky Hayes, Christina Millan Black Chill, Sean Kingston, Mel B, Jamie Foxx, Jackie Christie, Doug Christie, Megan Good, The Game, Lisa Raye, Larenz Tate, Omar Epps, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Brian McKnight, Kym Whitley, Dennis Rodman, Ving Rhames, Snoop Lion, Desean, Jackson, Mike Myers, Xzibit, Rob Kardashian, Omarion, Ty Dollar Sign, Anthony Anderson, Raven Symone, Kevin Hart, Chris Spencer, Kourtney Kardashian, Tyrese, Affion Crockett, Guy Torry, Boris Kodjoe, Michael Jordan, Mekhi Phifer.

Mr. JR Moret founded Universal Domino Federation (UDF) for the sole purpose of providing a positive platform for the game of Dominoes. UDF will be the first official gaming Association in the United States that will provide support and services for skilled domino players in the world, a place for players to test their expertise but most important a platform to legitimize the game to the level it deserves in the competitive sports world and to the world wide audience.

JR’s passion for dominoes started as a young child and has stayed with him throughout adulthood. “I first learned to play dominoes in school and it totally intrigued me and definitely helped me to learn and love math.” JR recognized the need to offer young people an opportunity to have fun without the influence of drugs and violence. “ I know coming from the world of entertainment and music that often times our inner city youth are sent the wrong messages through violent films and music that pushes their inner spirit to act out against others. “I want to bring a different vision to our young people of all races and I hope to start a precedent by bringing my favorite game to my beloved city of Los Angeles with Domino Fest 2014.” Domino Fest will be working with In His Hands Ministry, a 501c3 Non Profit Organization, tax ID number 11-3730593 in collaborating to make the event a success.

With this passion and love for Dominoes, JR knew he wanted to bring a fun event for the entire family to the city; and then take Domino Fest to other cities around the United States and the World. Today Dominoes is played all over the world by both children and adults and is a big part of many cultures crossing socio and economic barriers. It is emerging as one of the fastest growing games in the world. The Universal Domino Federation (UDF) is the bridge and major link that will bring the elite players to the attention of the world regardless of age, race or gender.

At Domino Fest 2014 the UDF will pay tribute the top ten players in the United States bestowing on them the prestigious UDF Awards Plaque; and every year UDF will scour the globe to find the best top 10 players worldwide.

About Dominos
Dominoes are believed to have originated in China in the 12th century, though Egyptian or Arabian origins are also theorized. Dominoes appeared in Italy in the early eighteenth century, and spread to the rest of Europe throughout the remainder of the 1700's, becoming one of the most popular games in both family parlors and pubs alike. Tile games have been found in China as early as 1120 CE. Some historical accounts have traced evidence of the existence of the pieces, way back to a soldier-hero named Hung Ming (181-234 CE). Other historians believe that Keung T'ai Kung, in the twelfth century BCE had created them.

An event of this magnitude cannot be done without the help of amazing sponsors and Universal Domino Federation and Domino Fest 2014 would like to thank the many amazing companies for their unwavering support in making this event a success. All of the sponsors understood the vision behind Domino Fest 2014 and the impact that it can have as a positive influence to old and young alike both in the United States and around the world.

Premiere sponsors for Domino Fest 2014:
Mercedes Benz, South West Airlines, Jet Blue, Carnival Cruise, T-Mobile, Jamba Juice, Bone Yard Game Tables, Tic Pics, Home Boy Industries, Moreno BHLV, Alex Cramer Company, Los Angeles Police Department, Southern California Edison, MJ Duffy, Pitt Bull Energy Drink

Other Sponsors:
Epiphany Marketing, Stay+Lit Vape, California Water Association, Developing Options, NCBW 100, LADWP, Create Now, Kush Water, Cheeky Chic, UNICEF, Los Angeles Fire Department, Zenify, Motto Events LLC, POP Beauty, Soy Joy, Jusdamour, Mad Mac Foundation

Universal Domino Federation is looking forward to building long-term relationships with each sponsor as they continue to grow Domino Fest around the nation.

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