Fueled By The Fallen Hosts Memorial Poker Tournament in Las Vegas

Fueled By The Fallen (FBTF) / Marines Toys For Tots are hosting a Charity Poker Fund Raiser at the Santa Fe Station! 

Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 2:00 PM is the Fueled By The Fallen / Marines Toys For Tots Charity Poker Fund Raiser at the Santa Fe Station Casino.  Meet Celebrities and support 2 great Charities.  Entry fee is $65 and a toy (or a $10 donation to Toys for Tots in lieu of the toy).  

Fueled By The Fallen is the brainchild of Kevyn Major Howard (Rafterman – “Full Medal Jacket”).  Fueled By The Fallen assists in supporting  Military Members, Public Safety Personnel, and their Families to aid in their emotional, physical, and financial recovery needs by displaying and racing the Memorial Race cars. 

Howard challenged himself in 2007 to name just one Hero that had died for his freedom. “I was watching the nightly news as they announced that 12 died this day and 7 that day”, Kevyn said. “I woke up one morning and challenged myself to name just one person who has died for my freedom”, he continued. “I couldn’t.”

So Kevyn decided to do something about it. He started the Fueled By The Fallen, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Kevyn enlisted the expertise of Chuck Spiker, a lifelong drag racer and former National Go Kart Champion, to create a memorial that would get the attention of all Americans. “The reason we chose race cars is because you can get the attention of a two year and a ninety-two year old with one”, Kevyn said. Chuck took a 1963 Nova and created a 10 second quarter mile door slammer drag car representing fallen Marines from Iraq and Afghanistan. “Maybe I can get people who look upon the race car to remember just one name. If I can do that, I have accomplished my mission”, Kevyn continued.

Santa Fe Station is located at 4949 N. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas NV  89130.  For more information on Fueled by the Fallen check out www.fueledbythefallen.org.

Author: Suzanne Philips
Film, TV, Theatre reviewer. Mad Dance Skillz, Crazy in a good way.

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