From the Tony Stewart Foundation
LAWRENCEBURG, IN – Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and current Chase contender Tony Stewart is set to enjoy a great game of poker against his fans. On Saturday, November 28, with the 2009 Chase and a hugely successful race season as an owner/driver behind him, Tony will head for the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, Ind., to host the main event of his inaugural ‘Smoke’s Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament.’
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Tony Stewart Foundation (www.TonyStewartFoundation.org). Since its founding in 2003, the Indianapolis-based foundation has awarded over $4 million in grants to not-for-profit groups throughout the US serving critically ill or injured children; injured, abused or at risk animals, and injured racing drivers and their families. Proceeds from this tourney have been earmarked to benefit organizations dedicated to responsible thoroughbred race horse retirement (www.friendsofferdinand.org) and grey-hound adoption http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.org and http://www.greyhoundsupport.org.
A series of satellite tournaments will precede the November 28 Main event. Entry fee for the Main event is $500 – or a spot at the table can be won in the satellite tournaments. Complete information about the tournament, dates of the satellite events, how to enter, details about a pre-tourney VIP reception hosted by Tony at Hollywood Casino, and more can be found at www.SmokesPoker.com.
The casino features a 41 table, World Poker Tour branded poker room, and the largest live card room in the Midwest. Located on the lower deck of the casino, the room includes nine high-limit tables, 22 flat screen televisions, leather high-back chairs with lumbar support for every player and numerous additional features designed for player comfort.
Promotional partners for the inaugural Smoke’s Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament include Hollywood Casino, Coca-Cola and Emmis Communications’ Indianapolis stations HANK-FM, WIBC-FM, and 1070 The Fan. In conjunction with the poker event, HANK-FM’s morning show duo, Wank & O’Brien, is hosting an “Are You a Super Fan?” video competition to identify and reward two of Tony’s biggest fans. Grand prize will be entry into November 28 poker tournament festivities at the Hollywood Casino and the opportunity to meet Tony. Complete details about this contest can be found at www.SmokesPoker.com or http://www.hankfm.com/wankandobrien.