Thursday, September 01, 2005

NHRA Stars To Participate In Charity Event

LAS VEGAS – NHRA Funny Car drivers Tony and Frank Pedregon will join NHRA Top Fuel Dragster drivers Rod Fuller, Brandon Bernstein and David Grubnic in the second annual Speedway Children’s Charities Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Cannery Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 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 No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker against the NHRA drivers. Entry fee (buy-in) is $250 and players receive $1,000 tournament in chips. Players also will receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks throughout the evening. The evening will conclude with a showdown between the top NHRA driver and the top tournament player for a trophy and bragging rights. This year’s grand prize for tournament players is a trip for two to Honolulu -- including five-day, four-night accommodations and roundtrip airfare.

For entries and information, please contact Janae Melvin at (702) 632-8242 or jmelvin@lvms.com, or download an entry form at www.scclasvegas.org.

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. Founded in 1984 by O. Bruton Smith, chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., Speedway Children's Charities has grown into a national foundation with chapters located at each of the six Speedway Motorsports Inc., facilities, including Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Atlanta Motor Speedway. Each chapter's objective is to assist as many children as possible.

Last December, The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities granted $275,000 to 51 local children’s causes during its annual grant distribution ceremony.

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