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Fremont Street Experience to Host Halloween FlightFest

22 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, DownTown Las Vegas

  Fremont Street Experience to Host Halloween FlightFest 100% of SlotZilla™ Revenue to Benefit Susan G. Komen on Oct. 30 Fremont Street Experience will donate 100% of SlotZilla revenue to the Southwest office of Susan G. Komen for everyone who flies on either the lower Zipline ($20) or upper Zoomline ($40) on Thursday, Oct. 30 from noon to 7 p.m.   Flight times can be purchased at the SlotZilla box office…

Heart Fusion Community Group Starting Toys 4 The Cure Challenge

18 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events

Heart Fusion Group Creating Toys 4 The Cure Video Challenge   Heart Fusion, a community group dedicated to doing good in the community is asking the public to join its Toys 4 The Cure Challenge which will provide toys to children facing challenging medical treatments and conditions. Beginning Tuesday, October 21 – Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the group is asking citizens to help support the Las Vegas-based Cure 4 The…

Health & Harvest Festival plus Spooktacular Event October 25, 2014

16 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Family, Food & Dining

Health & Harvest Festival and Spooktacular Open House Benefiting Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas will officially usher in the Fall season with two events happening on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The Health & Harvest Festival brings together a collection of artists, exercise enthusiasts, games, music and more!   Health & Harvest Festival – The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas…

Photos/Video: The Venetian And The Palazzo Ends Waiting List For Veteran Care Through Donation To UNLV Dental Clinic

16 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO ENDS WAITING LIST FOR VETERAN CARE THROUGH DONATION TO UNLV DENTAL CLINIC Pete Boyd, SVP of Operations, Ceremoniously ‘Ripped Up’ Waiting List; Presented $70,000 Check for Supplies and Services     The team members of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo presented a check for $70,000 today to The Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic for Veterans at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine to…

Celebs, Puppy Fashion Show, Pet Mansion Auction Hit Town Square – Friday

15 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

Fido, Mr. Wiggles and many more pups are bringing their swagger and snazziest get-ups … all for a very good cause. This Friday (October 17), HomeAid Southern Nevada will host its pet fashion show and live pet house auction at The Green at Town Square (located adjacent to Guitar Center and Pot Liquor CAS). Pups from Hot Diggity Dachshund Club and A Home 4 Spot will show off the latest…

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF BLUES FOUNDATION GRANT STRENGTHENS MUSIC PROGRAMS AT WILLIAM E. ORR MIDDLE SCHOOL

13 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Music, News

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF BLUES FOUNDATION GRANT STRENGTHENS MUSIC PROGRAMS AT WILLIAM E. ORR MIDDLE SCHOOL $2,496 Grant and Instrument Award Set for Delivery Thursday, Oct. 23   International House of Blues Foundation has awarded  a $2,496.35 grant in support of William E. Orr Middle School’s marching band as part of the 2014 Action for the Arts Grants.  The school will receive their new instruments and equipment on Thursday, Oct. 23 at…

Circus Couture “Unlocked” – Record Breaking Fundraiser

08 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

It’s a Record Breaker! Circus Couture’s “Unlocked” Raises $162,770 for Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada Circus Couture Surpasses $500,000 in Donation History Circus Couture’s “Unlocked”, a celebration of extravagant performance, art and fashion, raised a record amount of money during its fifth anniversary performance on October 5, 2014, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Thanks to the generosity of several hundred guests who attended, Circus Couture’s “Unlocked”…

Get Beautiful and Support a Great Cause! WEU presents the interactive HD streaming of Life is Beautiful Festival to benefit U.S. schools and support youth empowerment initiatives via World Trust Foundation.

06 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Celebrity, Charity Events, Music

Get Beautiful and Support a Great Cause! WEU presents the interactive HD streaming of Life is Beautiful Festival to benefit U.S. schools and support youth empowerment initiatives via World Trust Foundation.   World Education University (WEU) is pleased to present the first-ever high-definition streaming event featuring select highlights from Life is Beautiful, a music, food, art and learning festival that takes place in Downtown Las Vegas October 24, 25 and…

Lev Restaurant Group Brands Support Down Syndrome Awareness Month

03 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Food & Dining

Lev Restaurant Group Brands Supporting Down Syndrome Awareness Month During the month of October, the Lev Restaurant Group will help raise funds and awareness for programs assisting those with Down syndrome, the most common genetic condition in the United States, affecting one in every 691 babies born in the U.S. each year. The locally owned and operated Lev Restaurant Group will involve several of its restaurant brands by donating a…

Internationally Recognized Creators of “Las Vegas Great Santa Run” to Host First Santa Run Summit, October 16 and 17

02 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, DownTown Las Vegas

Internationally Recognized Creators of “Las Vegas Great Santa Run” to Host First Santa Run Summit, October 16 and 17 Las Vegas’ Opportunity Village Invites Fellow Race Directors and Fundraisers to Sin City for Educational and Networking Conference   As one of the leaders in the popular world of philanthropic fun runs, Opportunity Village, a beloved Las Vegas nonprofit and creators of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run, will hold its…

Nearly 4,000 Participants Expected at JDRF Nevada Chapter’s Walk to Cure Diabetes

01 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events

Nearly 4,000 Participants Expected at   JDRF Nevada Chapter’s Walk to Cure Diabetes JDRF Nevada Chapter’s Annual Walk Likely To Raise $542,000 For Diabetes Research         Nearly 4,000 walkers who represent families, local businesses, schools, and other community organizations touched in some way by type 1 diabetes (T1D) are expected at the JDRF Nevada Chapter’s annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at UNLV. The chapter…

Miracle Mile Shops Turns Fountain Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

01 Oct 2014, Posted by Jay in Casinos, Charity Events, Family, Hotels, News, Nightlife, On The Strip, Shopping

  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will turn its fountain pink this October. As part of the center’s Caring, Giving, Changing community campaign, all change tossed in the pink fountain will benefit the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®.   Through Oct. 31, the fountain will display a pink hue in between regularly scheduled water shows. Coins tossed…

Hussong’s Cantina and Slice of Vegas Announce Breast Cancer Awareness Month Specials

29 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Food & Dining

Hussong’s Cantina and Slice of Vegas inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with month-long specials, offering playful and delicious ways to support breast cancer research. A percentage of the proceeds from both restaurants will benefit the Save the Ta-Tas Foundation. Hussong’s Cantina will offer a special mouthwatering Honey Chipotle Salmon for $21, and a Devotion Watermelon Cosmo made with citrus Devotion Vodka…

Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation Surpasses 2014 Walk & 5K Fundraising Goal!

29 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, News

Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation Surpasses 2014  Walk & 5K Fundraising Goal! Nevada’s 2014 Hemophilia Walk and 5K is the Chapter’s Most Successful The 2014 Hemophilia Walk and 5K will go into the record books! For the first time in Nevada, due to the overwhelming support of sponsors and walk teams, the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Hemophilia Walk & 5K surpassed the $50,000 fundraising mark!  Additionally,…

Mark Shunock Announces October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) Edition of “Mondays Dark” to Benefit The Healing Curve With Special Show Called “Women Who Rock”

25 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Entertainment

Mark Shunock Announces October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) Edition of “Mondays Dark” to Benefit  The Healing Curve With Special Show Called “Women Who Rock” Featuring Gretchen Bonaduce, Savannah Smith, Rockie Brown, Justin Mortelliti, Jaime Lynch, with the band Arsenal from Rock of Ages, and others to be announced at Vinyl Inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Monday, October 13th, at 8:30 pm   Mark Shunock is proud to announce that the…

Opportunity Village’s ‘Las Vegas Great Santa Run’ CELEBRATES 10th Anniversary On December 6

24 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, DownTown Las Vegas

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE’S ‘LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN’ CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY ON DECEMBER 6     Santa Claus is coming to Downtown Las Vegas for the 10th anniversary of Opportunity Village’s largest annual fundraiser, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run®, on Saturday, December 6, 2014. This marks not only a notable year of the iconic event, but also the 60th anniversary of Opportunity Village, the beloved Las Vegas non-profit.   Thousands…

CSI: The Experience Celebrates Five Years of Transforming Visitors into Investigators

24 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Entertainment, On The Strip

CSI: The Experience Celebrates Five Years of Transforming Visitors into Investigators In recognition of the exhibit’s fifth anniversary, $3 from every full-priced ticket sold in October will benefit S.A.F.E. House Las Vegas This October, CSI: The Experience, the unique attraction at MGM Grand based on the hit CBS show, will celebrate its five-year anniversary as a top destination for Las Vegas locals, tourists and fans of CSI alike.  As October…

CAPTAIN MORGAN® SAILS INTO LAS VEGAS FOR TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY TO HELP GOOD CAUSES

17 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Nightlife

CAPTAIN MORGAN® SAILS INTO LAS VEGAS FOR  TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY TO HELP GOOD CAUSES Rum Brand Challenges Adults Everywhere to Raise Glass and Speak Pirate  for Charity Celebrations will be held at Golden Nugget’s Pool, Rhumbar at The Mirage, and Tao Nightclub and Tao Beach at Venetian. Each event will feature drink specials* made with Captain Morgan Rums including spiced and the new White Rum. Examples of drinks…

The Dean Guitar Operator Series – $50 of each sale donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation

12 Sep 2014, Posted by Jay in Charity Events, Music, News

While we will never forget the tragedy of 9/11 there are are many stories of courage and honor. The story of how a Special Operations team road into Afghanistan following 9/11 on horseback is but one of them.   The Special Operations team was sent into Afghanistan to help the Northern Alliance push the Taliban out of the country.  The conditions awaiting them dictated that they do something no American military had…

Ice Cream for a Cause at AFAN’s Pig Out Event

09 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events

  Enjoy Ice Cream for a Cause at AFAN’s “Every Piggy Counts” Pig Out Event at Ben & Jerry’s on Sept. 13 WHAT: Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) “Every Piggy Counts” Pig Out Event WHERE: Ben & Jerry’s The District at Green Valley Ranch 2225 Village Walk Drive Henderson, NV 89052 WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 13 12-3 p.m. DETAILS: Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) will host the third “Every…

CASA Foundation’s 24th Annual Gala Oct. 11

09 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, On The Strip

CASA Foundation’s 24th Annual Gala Oct. 11 WHAT: CASA Foundation of Las Vegas will honor its volunteers and advocates who support children in the foster care system in Clark County on Saturday, Oct 11.WHERE: The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino – Palazzo Ballroom  WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 5 – 9:30 p.m.   DETAILS: CASA Foundation will host its 24th annual Volunteer Recognition Gala on Oct. 11 from 5-9:30 p.m. at The…

Snowdrop Foundation 24 Hour Solo Run For Cancer

08 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events

SNOWDROP FOUNDATION 24 HOUR SOLO RUN   On Friday, Sept. 12, Snowdrop Foundation supporter Jim Abney will run for 24 straight hours to raise awareness for childhood cancer and encourage donations to support key research efforts.   “I started running when  my little buddy Sammy was diagnosed with cancer,” Abney said. “Sammy was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012 and  this little boy’s strength and courage inspired me so much that…

Charity Benefit Circus Couture to Raise Proceeds for Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada

08 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Entertainment

    Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hosts Charity Benefit Circus Couture to Raise Proceeds for Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada Performance and Art event at The Joint on October 5th, 2014 Circus Couture presents “Unlocked,” a unique and extravagant performance, fashion, and art event inside The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5th. Benefitting the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, Nevada’s only…

Opportunity Village to Benefit from Auction of One-of-a-Kind 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

06 Sep 2014, Posted by Jay in Charity Events, News, Video

Opportunity Village to Benefit from Auction of One-of-a-Kind 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas One-of-a-Kind 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas to Benefit Opportunity Village Dodge to auction first production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the fastest and most powerful muscle car ever, during Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas with all proceeds benefitting Opportunity Village Iconic one-of-one Challenger SRT Hellcat features Viper-exclusive…

Border Grill Partners With Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Campaign For Month Of September

05 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Food & Dining

    Border Grill has  partnered with Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry campaign. For the entire month of September, whenever a customer purchases an order of specialty Roasted Tomato and Bacon Guacamole at any Border Grill location, Border Grill will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry.   Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry is a program that raises funds and awareness for the No Kid Hungry campaign to end…

Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Partners with Conkerr Cancer’s Local Chapter for “Miles of Pillowcase Smiles”

04 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, On The Strip

HARD ROCK CAFE LAS VEGAS PARTNERS WITH CONKERR CANCER’S LOCAL CHAPTER FOR THE CHARITY’S “MILES OF PILLOWCASE SMILES” CAMPAIGN   Hard Rock Staff and volunteers will help create rock ‘n’ roll inspired pillowcases for local teens battling cancer or other life changing illnesses on Tuesday, September 16   For the 5th consecutive year, Hard Rock Cafe is partnering with ConKerr Cancer to help bring smiles to the faces of teens…

Mark Shunock Announces September Edition of “Mondays Dark” to Benefit Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation With Special Show Called “GONE COUNTRY” Featuring Nashville Star Andy Ross, Jon Hall and Troy Burgess of Rock of Ages, Travis Cloer of Jersey Boys…

03 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in Charity Events, Entertainment

Mark Shunock Announces September Edition of “Mondays Dark” to Benefit Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation With Special Show Called “GONE COUNTRY” Featuring Nashville Star Andy Ross, Jon Hall and Troy Burgess of Rock of Ages, Travis Cloer of Jersey Boys, Felice Garcia and Ben Hale of Million Dollar Quartet and others to be announced at Vinyl Inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  Monday, September 15th, at 8:30 pm   Las Vegas, NV Aug.4th…

Opportunity Village Encourages Local Businesses to Get Involved in its Year OV Community Giving Campaign

01 Sep 2014, Posted by Jay in Business, Charity Events, Family, Hotels, Marketing, News, Radio

Many local restaurants, retail stores and attractions have stepped up to donate and help raise funds to meet the organization’s $136 Million Capital Campaign goal Celebrating its 60th anniversary through May of 2015, Opportunity Village is encouraging local businesses help raise funds to meet its $136 million capital campaign goal during the “Year OV Community Giving”. Announced in May, the goal was established in an effort to fund ambitious plans…

myVEGAS Game Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO]

29 Aug 2014, Posted by Jay in Business, Casinos, Charity Events, Entertainment, Family, News, On The Strip, Video

PLAYSTUDIOS Again Bridges Divide Between the Virtual and the Real In-Game 3D Character Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS PLAYSTUDIOS, a game development company focusing on free-to-play casino games, today announced that its Buster character from their popular New York-New York game took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The company believes that he is the first virtual personality to step up and support this very real cause. The company…

BrightFocus Foundation Recipe Contest Announced to Mark Healthy Aging Month

29 Aug 2014, Posted by Jay in Charity Events, Fitness, Food & Dining, Giveaway, Medical, News

Recipe Contest Announced to Mark Healthy Aging Month BrightFocus Foundation to Choose Prize-Winning Healthy Recipes In honor of Healthy Aging Month, BrightFocus Foundation is launching an online Healthy Recipe Contest for the month of September. Contestants submit a recipe that contains at least three ingredients from a list of healthy foods that may be beneficial to brain or eye health. The winning recipes will be chosen by BrightFocus. Contestants submitting one of the top…