LONG POND, PA (May 1, 2013) – Pocono Raceway announced today the Second Annual Pocono Celebrity Charity Poker Showdown, benefitting The NASCAR Foundation and the Armed Forces Foundation, will be held on Thursday, June 6, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The event precedes the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “Party in the Poconos 400 Presented by Walmart” on June 9 at “The Tricky Triangle,” and will feature NASCAR drivers, celebrities 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 Showdown; 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 Celebrity Poker Showdown, fans can visit NASCAR.com/foundation.
“We had so much fun with the drivers, military personnel, the folks at Mohegan Sun, and, especially, the fans, we had to do this event again,” said Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway’s President and CEO. “Like last year, race fans will have the chance to play against some of NASCAR’s top drivers and personalities, with all proceeds benefiting the efforts of The NASCAR Foundation and the Armed Forces Foundation. This year, if any fan takes a celebrity out of the poker tournament, they will receive a free $100 chip they can use in the casino. We can’t wait and hope to see ever more fans there this year to benefit these great causes!”
The entire team at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is proud to support the work of The NASCAR Foundation and the Armed Services Foundation for the second year, said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “The Pocono Celebrity Charity Poker Showdown is a great event for both poker players and NASCAR fans.”