Marching Band

Let’s review the bidding here. We’ve got the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports. We’ve got musicians in various states of undress. We’ve got bright colors from the 1980s. Stanford-Cal, right? Noooo. It’s a poker tournament, you dummy. And the gang from is on hand to make sure everyone has access to drinking water. True story.

At the Big One for One Drop on July 1—one of the many events in the ongoing World Series of Poker—48 players put up $1 million each to compete for an $18 million prize at the Rio. That left plenty for One Drop, Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte’s nonprofit dedicated to quenching the world’s thirst.