Benefits The NASCAR Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pocono Raceway Contact: Kevin Heaney, 570-646-2300, firstname.lastname@example.org
The NASCAR Foundation Contact: Marivi Bryant, 704-348-9735 email@example.com
Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Contact: Rachelle Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
LONG POND, PA (June 6, 2015) – Pocono Raceway announced today the Fourth Annual Pocono Poker Tournament, benefitting The NASCAR Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, will be held at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Thursday, July 30. The event, taking place prior to the July 31-August 2 Pennsylvania 400 race weekend, will feature NASCAR drivers and celebrities, among them Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace and race fans.
A limited number of playing spots are available. Fans can choose from four donation options: A $250 donation offers a pre-tournament, VIP meet-and-greet with drivers and celebrities on hand as well as entry to participate in the Poker Tournament; a $150 donation offers entry into pre-event VIP reception and attendance at the event as a spectator; a $100 donation reserves a seat in the poker tournament; and a $50 donation allows for fans to attend the event as spectators. The top-finishing fan will receive a choice between two exciting prizes – a VIP Race Experience at Pocono Raceway or a VIP Stay and Play Experience at Mohegan Sun.
To register for the Pocono Poker Tournament, fans can visit NASCARfoundation.org.
“The Pocono Poker Tournament is such a blast,” said Pocono Raceway President/CEO, Brandon Igdalsky. “It has been a pleasure working with The NASCAR Foundation the last three years. I’m especially excited to have the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation involved in year number four as Jeff (Gordon) prepares for his final full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as a driver. We are also so thankful for Mohegan Sun Pocono for hosting this event year after year. The tournament gives fans the unique chance to play poker alongside some of NASCAR’s elite, such as Jeff and Rusty (Wallace), Pocono staff members and other NASCAR celebrities. We hope this year will be even bigger than the last and we look forward to seeing everyone there on July 30 in support of two amazing charities.”
Proceeds from this year’s event will help The NASCAR Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. This year, The NASCAR Foundation seeks to impact 10,000 students nationwide through its Classroom Donation Program–providing innovative technological resources that equip teachers with the tools they need to educate and inspire their students!
“I enjoy playing poker, and I look forward to this event that benefits two great charities,” said Gordon. “We have accomplished so much with the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, but there is still so much more to do in the battle against pediatric cancer.
“Thanks to Brandon and his staff for this fun opportunity that allows us to raise awareness and funds in this important battle.”
“We are delighted to once again partner with our friends at Pocono Raceway to host the Fourth Annual Pocono Poker Tournament at Mohegan Sun Pocono,” said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun Pocono. “The NASCAR Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation are both causes we are so proud to support.”
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About Pocono Raceway
Pocono Raceway, also known as “The Tricky Triangle,” is family-owned and situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. In business for over 50 years, the Raceway hosts multiple, national motorsports events including two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, one Verizon IndyCar Series, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and one Indy Lights Series presented by Cooper Tires events each year. The Raceway has added multiple running series events to their annual schedule including the Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash. Pocono Raceway is the world’s largest solar-powered sports facility with a 25-acre, three-megawatt solar farm providing the energy needs of the Raceway, as well as, adding electricity to the local power grid. For more information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com.
About The NASCAR Foundation
The NASCAR Foundation is dedicated to helping children learn how to win, both inside and outside of the classroom, through a variety of educational opportunities. Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has committed more than $20 Million dollars to initiatives that inspire children around the country to live, learn and play. Evidence of The NASCAR Foundation’s impact can be found on the smiles of thousands of children attending school that now have innovative technological resources inside the classroom, receiving care in its Speediatrics hospital units and exploring the behind-the-scenes world of NASCAR during race weekends. The NASCAR Foundation’s impact can also be seen through the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award which honors the spirit of volunteerism that drives the NASCAR community. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit the website: NASCARfoundation.org. Follow The NASCAR Foundation on www.Facebook.com/NASCARFoundation or on Twitter: @NASCAR_FDN.
About the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation
Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation was established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999 by the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. The Foundation supports children battling cancer by funding programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship, and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure. The Foundation also supports the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, NC which serves children in the community by providing a high level of primary and specialty pediatric care. We are proud to support a quality health care facility dedicated to compassionate care and medical excellence for children. For more information visit www.jeffgordonchildrensfoundation.org.