NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon Enlists Celebrities for Charity Poker Tournament and Online Auction

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NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon is hosting a celebrity poker tournament and online auction, which will both benefit The Jeff Gordon Foundation. Celebrities will donate their winnings as well as autographed memorabilia for the cause.

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon has teamed with 2003 World Series of Poker Champion Chris Moneymaker for a new series of world-class No-Limit Hold 'em tournaments that will benefit The Jeff Gordon Foundation, the official charity of the 2006 World Series of Poker. Satellite tournaments for the Jeff Gordon Foundation Poker Classic began in November at selected Harrah's properties, with the finals scheduled for March 7-8 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nev.

Shortly after The Jeff Gordon Foundation Poker Classic ends, a special online charity auction will begin at, the official online auction site of Jeff Gordon, Inc. Collectors and fans will be able to bid on a variety of items from the actual tournament, as well as some very unique pieces of memorabilia that have been donated by celebrity participants. All of these items will be personally autographed by the stars, with the proceeds benefiting The Jeff Gordon Foundation.

The centerpiece of the auction will be an actual full-size poker table from the tournament. The table, custom made for the event, has been signed by Gordon and Moneymaker. Also on the virtual auction block will be a full-size hood from the promotional race car built for the movie Racing Stripes, which is signed by Gordon, Dustin Hoffman, Frankie Muniz, Jeff Foxworthy, Hayden Panetierre, Frankie Munich, David Spade, Steve Harvey and other stars who provided voices for characters in the popular movie.

Several other one-of-a-kind pieces of Racing Stripes movie memorabilia will be up for bid, including the actual saddle and jockey-jersey used by Hayden Panetierre while racing on “Stripes” the Zebra. Comedians Spade and Harvey have donated two hand-painted collector plates, which they personally designed and used at the Racing Stripes premier.

Gordon has donated a Goodyear Eagle tire to the auction, which was on his No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet Monte Carlo when he won the 2005 Daytona 500. Other noteworthy athletes who have signed and donated items are Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, Tony Stewart, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Arnold Palmer, and Annika Sorenstam.

A full list of items up for bid, as well as details about the auction, can be found on the homepage.

About The Jeff Gordon Foundation:

The Jeff Gordon Foundation was established in December of 1999, by the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion to support the physical, social and intellectual needs of children and their families. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that benefits The Leukemia &

Lymphoma Society®, The Make-A-Wish Foundation®, and Riley Hospital for Children, The Marrow Foundation® in partnership with The Hendrick Marrow Program and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord, NC. For more information, visit

About is an online auction house that specializes only in automotive and racing collectibles and memorabilia. Their anti-fraud and bidder-protection policies have made them a trusted source amongst collectors.

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