The third annual Sam Hornish Jr. Celebrity Bowling Tournament, held during the Bombardier Learjet 550k IndyCar Series race week, was a huge success as the event raised $125,000 for Speedway Children's Charities Texas Chapter. It was a significant increase from the $113,500 raised by the event last season and helped bring the three-year total to $308,500. Once again the Hornish family and Team Penske team owner Roger Penske exhibited their enormous generosity.

The tournament, held June 6 at the Brunswick Zone in Watauga, had an array of celebrities including IndyCar Series drivers Scott Sharp, Jeff Simmons, and two-time Indy 500 champion Helio Castroneves, as well as NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Brendan Gaughan. Other local celebrities included Keith Davis, Abram Elam, Damarious Bilbo and Martin Gramatica of the Dallas Cowboys. Taking first place in the tournament was a team comprised of Sam Hornish Jr.'s pit crew and fellow IndyCar Series driver Jeff Simmons.

"I thought the tournament was fantastic," said Sam Hornish Jr. "Each year the event gets bigger and better. I was particularly pleased to see the diversity of the celebrities, which shows that this tournament is reaching people outside of the racing community. The highlight of the night of course is that we were able to raise $125,000 for Speedway Children's Charities, which is just amazing. I also think it's great that some of the guys in my pit crew were able to notch the victory - hopefully that will bode well for Team Penske this weekend at the track. I really want to thank the sponsors, celebrities, and everyone that attended, as well as all the folks who worked so hard to put it together."