Stratosphere Hosting Dale Earnhardt Charity Tournament

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The Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas is set to play host to the first Dale Earnhardt Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament Thursday, Feb. 25.

Kerry Earnhardt, eldest son of NASCAR racing legend and seven time champion Dale Earnhardt, will host the tournament while Nationwide driver and TV personality Kenny Wallace will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

Already confirmed to attend are former Dale Earnhardt race team crew chief Kirk Shelmerdine and NASCAR drivers Casey Mears, Matt Crafton, Regan Smith, Aric Almirola, Eric McClure, Todd Bodine, Mike Bliss, Scott Lagasse Jr, Andy Ponstein, and Danny Efland.

The Dale Earnhardt Foundation's mission is to continue Earnhardt's legacy through charitable programs and grants that sustain his lifelong commitment to children, education and environmental/wildlife preservation.

NASCAR and poker fans can support the foundation by dropping the $150 buy-in for the event giving them a chance to play with and meet their favorite drivers, collect autographs, and win cash or valuable driver merchandise.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $2,500 in cash, Dale Earnhardt souvenir merchandise and a one year VIP account with the online racing game

Advance tickets are available to watch the tournament and get driver autographs for a $20 donation to the foundation. Additional tickets will be available for a $30 donation at the door, but space limited to the first 500 people.

"Dale would be honored to know that so many drivers and fans have come forward to participate in this exciting fundraising event that will serve to benefit his designated charitable programs," said Teresa Earnhardt.

For reservations or more information about the tournament, contact the Stratosphere at 702-380-7777 or through the hotel's website.

For more on the Dale Earnhardt Foundation, please visit the organization's website.

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