The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will hold its fourth annual “Cards for Kids” Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Cannery Hotel & Casino.  The charity event will kick off the NHRA AC Delco Las Vegas Nationals Oct. 25-28 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

Tournament players will have the opportunity to play against NHRA drivers, including Brandon Bernstein, Melanie Troxel, Morgan Lucas, Dave Connolly and “Fast Jack” Beckman and the list is expected to grow.  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. 

For entries and information, please contact Janae Melvin at (702) 632-8242 or [email protected].  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.