NHRA drivers ready to test their luck at

Speedway Children's Charities' Poker Tournament

 

LAS VEGAS - Three more NHRA drivers have decided to get a jump start on their Las Vegas race weekend by hitting the poker table for Speedway Children's Charities' 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.

Top Fuel drivers Antron Brown and Bob Vandergriff, Jr., and Funny Car pilot Jeff Arend are the latest drivers to join Brandon Bernstein, Cory McClenathan, Greg Anderson, J.R. Todd, Morgan Lucas, Dave Connolly, "Fast" Jack Beckman, Allen Johnson, Justin Humphreys, Urs Erbacher and Nicky Morse- The Racing Chef(tm), for an evening of high stakes and bragging rights.

Fans will have the opportunity to see how long they can outplay and outlast their favorite NHRA drivers at this annual charity event. 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. Participants and observers also will have a chance to purchase raffle tickets for the opportunity to win various prizes throughout the night, as well as specials on Budweiser and Bud Light bottles courtesy of Nevada Beverage.

For entries and information, please contact Janae Melvin at (702) 632-8242 or jmelvin@lvms.com.

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.

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.