Inaugural Speedway Children¿s Charities

Texas Hold ¿em Poker Tournament

Oct. 23 at The Cannery Hotel & Casino



The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will host its inaugural Texas Hold ¿em Poker Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at The Cannery Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The day of ¿cards for kids¿ begins with registration from 3:30-5 p.m.  The tournament begins at 5:30 p.m.  Buy-in is $250 and entrants will receive $1,000 in tournament chips.  Each entrant will receive complimentary beverages and hors d¿oeuvres.  The awards ceremony will be held inside the cannery¿s nightclub.

First prize is a party suite at The Orleans Arena (event to be determined), including: 30 suite tickets, exclusive access to the premium concourse level, 10 VIP parking passes and concierge service.

Second prize is the ultimate racer¿s experience: a King¿s Package from the Richard Petty Driving Experience and a Checkered Flag Experience from the Mario Andretti Racing Experience.

Third prize is a golf twosome each month for one year at the Aliante Golf Club in northwest Las Vegas.

For information and entries, please contact Lesley Albers at (702) 632-8253 or .

Speedway Children's Charities ( 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 distributed $250,000 to 41 local causes which directly impact the lives of children in the Las Vegas and southern Nevada region.