The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities hosted its inaugural WNFR Celebrity Bowling Tournament on Saturday, December 6th, at The Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The bowling tournament benefitted Speedway Children's Charities and the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and brought in over $4,500.00

The event was tied to the annual kickoff weekend of the WNFR and included current and past rodeo champions and participants Will Lowe, Bobby Mote, Gary Leffew, Billy Etbauer, Hunter Herrin, Steven Dent, and Kelly Wardell. Additional celebrities included television star Mickey Jones; Roy Williams of the Dallas Cowboys; country music start Kristy Lee Cook; NASCAR driver Sterling Marlin and film, television and music star Susan Anton and singer Debby Campbell. The event was announced by PRCA personalities Boyd Polhamus and Wayne Brooks.  Bowling participants were randomly matched with a celebrity on the bowling lanes to create an exciting event.

The event was won by Team Coca-Cola, who each walked away with a custom belt buckle donated by Montana Silversmiths.

A special thanks to all of the celebrities, participants and bowlers and sponsors for this first-time event! We look forward to making this an annual event and continue the wonderful support from this fantastic community and all gracious participants.

Speedway Children's Charities (www.speedwaycharities.org) is a non-profit foundation based in Charlotte, N.C., that distributes funds to charities and foundations providing medical, emotional and social services to children in need.

On December 2nd, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities distributed more than $290,000 to 66 local causes which directly impact the lives of children in the Las Vegas and southern Nevada region.

Steve Peck
Chairman, Bowling Tournament Committee
Board of Trustees- Speedway Children's Charities