Ray Evernham Enterprises will host a charity poker tournament Tuesday to benefit the teen driving school founded by Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert.
Herbert founded the nonprofit BRAKES (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) after his two sons died in a single-vehicle wreck on Jetton Road in Cornelius.
BRAKES offers its Teen Pro-Active Driving School free to every family who attends. The organization expects to provide the hands-on training to 1,200 teens this year, Herbert said.
The school initially reached hundreds of teenagers in the Carolinas. With support this year from the National Hot Rod Association, Herbert said, it will also offer driving schools in California.
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He said parents from every part of the country have asked him to bring the driving school to their states.
"Our hope is that, through fundraisers like this, we will be able to take the school to even more areas of the country next year," Herbert said.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. A ticket to play is $250, which includes dinner and three drink tickets. There also will be a raffle and entertainment.
Players will receive an additional $250 in chips for bringing a nonplaying guest for a $40 donation. Register by calling 704-732-8950.