LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will hold its fifth annual "Cards for Kids" Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Cannery Hotel & Casino. The charity event will kick off the NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Tournament players will have the opportunity to play against NHRA drivers, including Brandon Bernstein, Greg Anderson, J.R. Todd, Morgan Lucas, Dave Connolly, Allen Johnson, Justin Humphreys, Urs Erbacher, and Nicky Morse- The Racing ChefTM. More drivers will be added as the event gets closer. Entry fee (buy-in) is $250 and players will receive $1,000 in tournament chips. Players also will receive complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks throughout the evening.

A total prize purse of $5,000 will be up for grabs at the event, with a guaranteed first place prize of $1,400. The top nine players each will receive a piece of the cash prize while other players will have the chance to win a variety of other prizes donated by local businesses. Re-buys will be available during the first hour of play, with half of the total re-buy money going into the prize purse. Participants and observers also will have a chance to purchase raffle tickets for the opportunity to win various prizes throughout the night.

For entries and information, please contact Janae Melvin at (702) 632-8242 or or visit

Making a difference in a child's life is the focus of Speedway Children's Charities. SCC strives to do this in collaboration with the non-profit organizations it supports nationwide. Individually, SCC's local chapters identify the needs of children in their communities and award grants to organizations that address them. Last December, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities granted $314,000 to 67 local children's causes during its annual grant distribution ceremony.