Martin Truex Jr. Foundation news 2009-07-01

The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Hosts Inaugural "Hook'em & Hold'em" Foundation Poker Tournament MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 1, 2009) --The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF) announced today plans to host the inaugural "Hook'em & Hold'em" Foundation...

The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Hosts Inaugural "Hook'em & Hold'em" Foundation Poker Tournament

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 1, 2009) --The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF) announced today plans to host the inaugural "Hook'em & Hold'em" Foundation Poker Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. The Texas Hold'em style tournament will be held the day after the second-annual MTJF Golf Tournament and Dinner. NASCAR Champion Martin Truex Jr. will move his competitive edge from the race track to the golf course and poker tables in the days preceding the running of the Dover 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Fellow on-track competitors Ryan Newman and Kyle Busch will join the New Jersey native, along with 250 poker players who will join forces to raise funds to benefit children in need in the New Jersey and North Carolina areas. The first place finisher of the tournament will be awarded $5,000 followed by $2,500 for second place and $1,000 for third. The Grand Prize, the ultimate Dover fan experience package, will be presented to the highest finishing fan. The Dover experience will include two hot passes for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Chase" weekend, two suite tickets, a behind-the-scenes pit tour and a meet and greet with Martin Truex Jr.

Tickets are available for $200 which includes buy-in and is limited to the first 250 participants. Due to casino regulations access to this event is only available to poker participants. However, a silent auction will be open to the general public. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.

For more information about the "Hook'em & Hold'em" Foundation Poker Tournament, to reserve your spot or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities please visit www.martintruexjrfoundation.org or call the foundation office at (704)664-1113. For accommodation reservations for the event at the Tropicana Casino and Resort please visit www.tropicana.net or call 1-800-THETROP.

About the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation:

The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation was created in 2007 by NASCAR Sprint Cup winner Martin Truex Jr. The foundation is "hooked on helping" and dedicated to working with nonprofit charitable organizations with limited name recognition and budgets, who strive to positively impact the lives of children in need. The foundation provides aid for children all over the country, but focuses its efforts mainly on the two-time Nationwide Champion's hometown of Mayetta, N.J. and his current residence of Mooresville, N.C.

-credit: mtjf

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Series Charity
Drivers Ryan Newman , Martin Truex Jr. , Kyle Busch