LONG POND, PA (July 24, 2014) – The Mattioli Foundation, Pocono Raceway’s official charitable foundation, will host a 50/50 raffle to benefit the NASCAR Foundation during the GoBowling.com 400 race weekend August 1-3. Additionally, remaining spots to participate in the Third Annual Pocono Celebrity Charity Poker Showdown on Thursday, July 31 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, PA, are filling up fast.
The weekend-long 50/50 raffle should yield an estimated jackpot of nearly $30,000, where one lucky winner will take home a 50% share of the total. June’s raffle winner took home over $16,000. Pocono Raceway attendees can donate to win by locating one of our 50/50 volunteers, who will be onsite and wearing bright green shirts.
The Celebrity Charity Poker Showdown, benefiting the NASCAR Foundation and Armed Forces Foundation, will feature NASCAR drivers including Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle, Alex Bowman, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Todd Bodine, Spencer Gallagher, Joey Coulter and Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief Steve Letarte. Additional players will include local celebrities, racing personalities and race fans. A limited number of playing spots are still available but are filling up quickly. Fans can choose from four donation options, which can be found by visiting www.nascar.com/foundation. 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.