Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour Returns for Back To School 2013
Comedy-Magician Mac King Teams Up with Las Vegas 51s and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
To Host Book Drives in August
Donate books for free show tickets and other prizes
Comedy-Magician and Harrah’s Headliner Mac King is hitting the road again to collect books for kids in at-risk schools during Back to School 2013. King is teaming up with the Las Vegas 51s baseball team and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Las Vegas to host book drives this August for Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Back to School 2013, benefiting Clark County READS, the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation.
“I am proud to see the literacy tour grow in the past few years as more community partners jump on board. Thanks to these organizations and to the people who donate books, we are able to provide more reading opportunities to kids,” said King. “This August, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and the Las Vegas 51s are making it easy for the Las Vegas community to do their part by donating books while enjoying a tasty pizza and an all-American baseball game.”
Throughout the month of August donate three or more new or gently used children’s books to receive a pair of tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show and special offers from the host venue.
Las Vegas 51s Book Drive and First Pitch – Saturday, August 24
The Las Vegas 51s baseball team will host a book drive during the home game on Saturday, August 24, at 7 p.m. at Cashman Field. Anyone who donates three or more new or gently used children’s books will receive a pair of tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show and will be entered into a raffle to win autographed Las Vegas 51s merchandise (Limit one pair of show tickets and one raffle ticket per person. Must be present to win. Winner will be announced during the 7th inning stretch).
Additionally, Mac King will be on-site to collect donations, meet and greet with fans and sign autographs from 6-6:30 p.m. and throw out the first pitch beginning at 6:40 p.m.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria – August 2013
During the month of August, guests who donate three or more new or gently used children’s books at any of the five Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Las Vegas locations will receive a pair of tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show and a $5 Off Card for Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (Limit one per person. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria $5 Off Card good for future visit only).
Additionally, Mac King is a fan of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and has created his own signature pizza, Mac King’s Magic Pizza. Stop by any Grimaldi’s Pizzeria location in Las Vegas to make a book donation and try Mac King’s Magic Pizza.
“Unlike my comedy magic show, my pizza is probably not for everyone. I like Anchovies and Kalamata Olives. Combine that with Grimaldi’s famous secret recipe sauce, handmade mozzarella, and coal fired crispy crust and you have a salty, savory, magical treat,” King added.
Nevada Reading Week 2014
Donated books will be personally delivered by King to kids in at-risk schools during Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2014. Each year during Nevada Reading Week, King visits students at local elementary schools to teach the importance of literacy by reading stories and performing tricks from his show. Thanks to book drives held throughout the year, at the end of the assembly, each child is able to take a book home with them. For many kids this is the first book they can call their own. Local businesses and organizations interested in joining forces with Mac King by hosting a book drive to benefit Nevada Reading Week 2014 can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour
Comedy-Magician Mac King has been a life-long advocate for childhood literacy and since settling down in Las Vegas, has made it his mission to promote literacy in Southern Nevada.
For years King has visited local elementary schools, spreading the importance of literacy to local students. In 2011 King decided to take his philanthropic efforts to the next level and launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy initiative to foster the love of reading and rally community organizations to raise books for Las Vegas school children.
The tour kicked-off during Nevada Reading Week 2011 and since then has collected more than 5,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including: Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, and Winder Farms.
About Mac King
Now in his 14th year of headlining afternoons at Harrah’s Las Vegas, Mac King has been consistently lauded throughout his impressive run, including recently being named “Best Strip headliner” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s 2011 annual Vegas’ best awards. Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll named his show the “Best Bargain Show” for ten straight years (2003-2013) and deemed him “Favorite Male Las Vegan” in 2008. King has also been honored as Magic Magazine’s “Funniest Act in Magic,” the World Magic Awards’ “Best Comedy Magician” and the Magic Castle’s “Magician of the Year.”
Sought after worldwide, King has made television appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and all five of NBC’s “The World’s Greatest Magic” TV specials. King has also made several appearances at the “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, and was a featured performer in the “Masters of Magic” series at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada.
King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets are $29.95 plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com.
About Clark County READS
Clark County READS is the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation, in partnership with the Clark County School District. Clark County READS was launched in 2001 to improve student achievement by recruiting volunteer reading partners and providing books to schools and their students.
About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation brings together business and community leaders to support smart, bold initiatives that will improve our public schools – initiatives that champion excellence and produce significant gains in student achievement. The Foundation, a nonprofit organization, empowers innovative education strategies and the best of private sector thinking. Since 1991, the Foundation has raised nearly $80 million to improve teaching and learning in Southern Nevada’s public schools. For more information about the Foundation, go to thepef.org.
About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has five locations in Las Vegas and one in Sparks, Nev. Las Vegas locations include The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Rainbow and 215, Boca Park, Fashion Village, The Fashion Show Mall and Richmar Plaza. The Sparks restaurant is located in The Legends at Sparks Marina.
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