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 at 2121 E. Craig Rd. in North Las Vegas. The charity tournament will kick off the Oct. 30-Nov. 2 NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Tournament players will have the unique opportunity to play against their favorite NHRA drivers in the charity event, which has raised more than $40,000 for local children since its inception. 
NHRA stars scheduled to participate include Top Fuel Dragster pilots Brandon Bernstein, J.R. Todd and Morgan Lucas.  The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series' Pro Stock division will be represented by Greg Anderson, Dave Connolly, Allen Johnson and Justin Humphreys.

A variety of prizes, including cash, will be awarded to the top nine finishers.

Buy-in for the event is $250 and includes $1,000 in tournament chips and complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres throughout the night.  If Lady Luck fails to shine on the players during the first hour of tournament play, an opportunity for a player to buy his way back in will be offered for $100 (50% of the total re-buy money will be added to the prize purse).

For entries and information, please contact Janae Melvin at The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's charities: (702) 632-8242 or .

The poker tournament is the fourth event of 2008 for the Las Vegas Chapter, which raises funds to distribute in the Las Vegas and southern Nevada.  The organization also held its 10th annual  

NASCAR Driver Auction, the Mel Larson Night of Champions honoring Dr. Dale Carrison, and the sixth annual SCC Golf Tournament presented by Desert Dodge  The Las Vegas Chapters

distributes grants to children's charities throughout the area each year.  At last December's Christmas Tree Lighting and Grant Distribution Ceremony, the charity donated $314,000 to 66 local causes.

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