22 Shriners Hospitals for Children Patients to Serve as Standard Bears During Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

 

 

 

 

 

22 Shriners Hospitals for Children Patients To serve As
Standard Bearers During Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Shriners Hospitals for Children gives patients the experience of a lifetime at the 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas

 

 

A patient from each of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children will have the experience of a lifetime in October when they represent their local hospitals as standard bearers at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open during the tournament’s final two rounds, Oct. 5-6.

 

The patients, ranging in age from 13-19, have demonstrated great courage and determination in recovering from orthopedic conditions, burns and cleft lip and palate. Each patient has an inspiring story to share and was nominated to give them an experience they’ll never forget not only spending a weekend at a PGA tournament, but also meeting fellow patients.

 

As standard bearers, they will carry the scores of the PGA TOUR players during the final two rounds of the tournament for a rare, “inside the ropes” experience. In addition to sharing how Shriners Hospitals for Children has transformed their lives, they will also have the opportunity to interact and engage with the PGA TOUR professionals and show them that the event is much more than just a golf tournament.

 

“Our patients are so excited to have the chance to represent their ‘home’ hospitals at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and to meet patients from other Shriners Hospitals throughout the country,” said Ed Stolze, board member and chairman of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open committee. “This is a memorable experience for all involved and the friendships and close bonds they form will be life-long.”

 

To help defray the costs of sending 22 patients to Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Shriners Hospitals are conducting their third annual #FundraiseFORELove campaign. Each patient has a special fundraising website that includes their biography. #FundraiseFORELove donations for individual standard bearers can be made online now at https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/campaign/standard-bearer-campaign/c188872

 

“The goal of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is to raise awareness of the great medical care provided every day at Shriners Hospitals for Children locations throughout North America and around the world through outreach clinics and telehealth sites. The amazing work these hospitals do helps transform the lives of children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay,” remarked Patrick Lindsey, executive director of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. “We want to provide these children with an opportunity to see some of the best golfers in the world compete here in Las Vegas and create lasting memories.”

 

Standard bearers include:

Hasi Boston
Griffin Chicago
Joy Cincinnati, Ohio
Landon Erie, Pennsylvania
Paige Galveston, Texas
Elena Greenville, South Carolina
Hekili Honolulu
Kyndahl Houston
Trey Lexington, Kentucky
Briana Mexico City
Mégane Montréal, Québec, Canada
Ella Rae Northern California
Roberto Pasadena, California
Trinity Philadelphia
Matthew Portland, Oregon
Anna Salt Lake City
Maeve Shreveport, Louisiana
Isabelle Spokane, Washington
Mahlia Springfield, Missouri
Grace St. Louis
Zoe Tampa, Florida
Isaac Twin Cities, Minnesota

 

About Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:

The 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to TPC Summerlin as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 37th consecutive year in this weeklong charitable tournament. Defending champion, Bryson DeChambeau will be one of the many top golfers in the world that will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children® from Sept. 30 – Oct.6 at TPC Summerlin.  For more information, please visit www.shrinershospitalsopen.com.

 

Follow the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Shriners Hospitals for Children:
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system with locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research, and offering outstanding educational programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Within these broad service lines, many types of care are provided. For example, some locations offer reconstructive plastic surgery, treatment for craniofacial abnormalities or care for sports injuries. Generally, care is provided until age 18, although, in some cases, it may be extended to age 21. All services are provided in a compassionate, family-centered environment. For more information, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

 

About PGA TOUR:
By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide. The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 27 countries (90 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to 226 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2018, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $190 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.84 billion. The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Annual Fundraising Event, The Magic of DISCOVERY, Returns Saturday, Oct. 12

 

DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT, THE MAGIC OF DISCOVERY,
RETURNS SATURDAY, OCT. 12

DISCOVERY’s signature event, The Magic of DISCOVERY, will take place at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum
for a ‘Homecoming Celebration’

 

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum’s annual signature fundraising event, The Magic of DISCOVERY, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. This year the event, themed a Homecoming Celebration, will take place in the dynamic, state-of-the art DISCOVERY Children’s Museum located in Symphony Park.

 

The Magic of DISCOVERY is held to encourage members of the Las Vegas community to come together and raise critical funding to support the museum’s exhibits and outreach programs. In recognition of the museum’s mission to foster a welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive environment where all are invited to engage in playful and educational experiences that ignite a lifelong love of learning, this year’s event will transform the museum’s traveling exhibit hall into a Homecoming Celebration.  In support of the event theme, guests are encouraged to come dressed showing their team or museum spirit. The Homecoming Celebration will feature a cocktail reception, strolling dinner and live entertainment provided by singer, Cali Tucker and Thurman White Academy’s student a cappella group, Big Steps. Guests will also be able to participate in a silent auction and luxury raffle filled with unforgettable items and experiences.

 

DISCOVERY will honor and celebrate the museum’s inaugural Chairman’s Advisory Council for their outstanding collective contributions to the museum over its 29 year history and ongoing efforts towards the museum’s goal of strengthening education. The evening will recognize the Council’s long-time support of the museum and their commitment to developing programming that encourages STEAM education and an inclusive, interactive experience for children and families from different socio-economic backgrounds.

 

The Chairman’s Advisory Council includes Chair, Judy Cebulko and Council Members, Dan Anderson, Steve Anderson, Jan Jones Blackhurst, Jeri Crawford, Mark Fine, Gloria Fine, David Goldwater, Robin Greenspun, Steve Hill, John Klai, Judy Kropid, Barbara Molasky, Dedee Nave, Victor Onufrieff, Candy Schneider, Dee Snyder, Mark Tratos and Ric Truesdell.

 

In 2018, The Magic of DISCOVERY raised more than $300,000, which was essential to strengthening the museum’s innovative educational programs and community outreach efforts.

 

Individual tickets are available at $350 (Junior Varsity) and $500 (Varsity), in addition to sponsorship and branding opportunities. For more information click here, or contact events@discoverykidslv.org.

 

 

About DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Established in 1984, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is the top interactive museum in the Las Vegas Valley, welcoming children and families to explore three entire floors packed with heart-pumping, brain-boosting, curiosity-satisfying fun, adventure and discovery. Having opened its doors in March 2013 as a nonprofit educational institution in Symphony Park, DISCOVERY serves as Las Vegas’ only children’s museum spanning across 26,000 square feet of interactive and educational hands-on exhibits. The 3-story museum is complete with nine exhibition galleries featuring immersive traveling exhibitions, daily programs, demonstrations and activities and collaborative cultural programming for all occasions. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum offers children the opportunity to explore their dearest curiosities while addressing the core educational areas of science and nature, art and culture and early childhood development.

 

For more information about DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, visit www.discoverykidslv.org, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas continues to support Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation with fundraising event, Tuesday, Aug. 13

 

#GoTrueBlue
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas continues to support Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation with fundraising event, Tuesday, Aug. 13

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas will continue its yearlong initiative to raise funds and awareness for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation on Tuesday, Aug. 13 with this month’s edition of #GoTrueBlue Tuesday. The monthly event gives patrons the opportunity to round up for charity and proceeds from the day’s specialty dish go directly to the campaign, which recognizes and supports officers who, day-in and day-out, work hard to keep the Las Vegas community safe. This August, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas and the LVMPD Foundation will celebrate Best of the Badge medal recipients.

August’s #GoTrueBlue specialty dish is Pork Roast “Hunter Style,” featuring tender cutlets of oven-roasted pork topped with a creamy mushroom sauce, served with homemade spätzle and garnished with onion straws and cranberry sauce.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas kicked off its #GoTrueBlue initiative in January as part of its 15th anniversary celebration. Throughout the year, the restaurant is offering a variety of promotions in support of the campaign.

The second Tuesday of every month is #GoTrueBlue Tuesday at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. The monthly event offers a charity roundup, as well as a specialty menu item that can be ordered to benefit the LVMPD Foundation. The restaurant is also selling a line of co-branded apparel available exclusively in its retail shop with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Foundation.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays until midnight. To make a reservation, please call 702.853.BEER (2337) or visit HofbrauhausLasVegas.com.

About Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
The Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas which creates a true Bavarian beer hall experience that is even more than a dining adventure. No ordinary restaurant, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is an energetic party daily, with authentic German bands, boisterous sing-alongs, dancing in the aisles and on the benches, and premium Hofbräu beer. From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds. Guests can savor schnitzel, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and so much more.

Dogs Get a New “Leash on Life” at One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting in Las Vegas

Dogs Get a New “Leash on Life” at One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting in Las Vegas

 

The annual One Drunk Puppy wine tasting event to benefit The Animal Foundation at Silverton Casino Hotel will be held on Saturday, August 10 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Have a fantastic night out for a good cause at the Annual One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting Event. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Animal Foundation, dedicated to eliminating the tragedy of pet overpopulation. Event attendees will enjoy complimentary appetizers, entertainment and a wide selection of international wines from Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Nevada. A silent auction offering unique packages to support the non-profit organization will be available. This year, the wine wall returns providing guests an opportunity to pay $20 and choose a number from a bowl, which is matched to a numbered bottle of wine on the wine wall. Enjoy the world’s finest selection of wines and spirits while supporting a great cause inside Veil Pavilion. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Admission cost: $35; $40 Day of Event.

To purchase tickets visit the Silverton Box Office, by calling 702-263-7777, or online at http://www.silvertoncasino.com.

About Silverton Casino Hotel
Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, WuHu Noodle, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,500 slot machines and 23 table games and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Attraction” in the Best of Las Vegas®. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.

About The Animal Foundation
The Animal Foundation is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in the Las Vegas Valley. To promote the humane treatment of animals, The Animal Foundation operates Nevada’s largest open-admission shelter (Lied Animal Shelter), taking in approximately 35,000 lost, unwanted and abandoned pets every year. Additionally, the Foundation offers adoption services, lost and found services, volunteer and foster opportunities, and low-cost spay and neuter and vaccination clinics. To learn more about The Animal Foundation or view adoptable pets online, visit animalfoundation.com.

RICK HARRISON LEADS 6th ANNUAL ‘PAWN STARS POKER RUN’ TO BENEFIT EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF NEVADA ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019

RICK HARRISON LEADS 6th ANNUAL ‘PAWN STARS POKER RUN’
TO BENEFIT EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF NEVADA
ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019

 

WHO: Rick Harrison of HISTORY’S hit reality show “Pawn Stars” leads his 6th Annual “Pawn Stars Poker Run” to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Harrison is a spokesperson for the national Epilepsy Foundation, dedicated to helping promote their mission by bringing attention to the greater need for epilepsy awareness, education and acceleration of new seizure therapies.

 

WHAT: Harrison will lead motorcycle riders through Las Vegas starting at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Other stops include the 105-year old historic Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, NV, No Regrets Bar and the Porchlight Grille . The final stop brings the riders back into downtown Las Vegas to Pawn Plaza for the official after party featuring a raffle, live band and catering by Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ & Tavern. Participants will have their chance to win $2,000 for best hand and $1,000 for the worst hand among many other prizes.

 

WHEN:
Sunday, October 6, 2019


WHERE:
World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop

713 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

For more information, or to register, visit: www.pokerrun2019.eventbrite.com  

About the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada
Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada launched in 2014 as a chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation. Previously known as Epilepsy Nevada, the chapter joins more than 40 others across the country serving their local epilepsy communities. Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada provides public education programs and community awareness and support for people living with epilepsy and seizures.  Offered programs include educational conferences, support groups, and training for school nurses and other professionals in seizure recognition, treatment and response. For more information, visit epilepsy.com/nevada

Top Five Reasons To Attend Shriners Hospitals for Children Open In Celebration of National Golf Month, August

 

 

 

 

 

TOP FIVE REASONS TO ATTEND SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDEN OPEN IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL GOLF MONTH, AUGUST

 

 

 

In honor of National Golf Month in August, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is celebrating with the top five reasons to attend Las Vegas’ PGA TOUR event Oct. 2-6 at TPC Summerlin.

 

  1. Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteers will perform many tasks required to conduct a successful PGA TOUR event. Volunteer opportunities during the tournament include standard bearers, caddie services, admissions, walking scorers, shotlink operators and many more. Experience in golf and knowledge of the game is not required to volunteer. Volunteer registration is $75. This fee helps to defray the tournament’s cost associated with each volunteer.  The event is operated as a 501©3 charity and every available dollar is dedicated to raising awareness and money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. To register as a volunteer or learn more about the opportunity visit:  https://www.shrinershospitalsopen.com/general-volunteer-information.

  1. Free tickets for UNLV students

UNLV students can receive free tickets to the tournament grounds with valid UNLV student ID. To redeem, fans must show valid ID at the tournament ticket trailer at TPC Summerlin’s main entrance.

 

  1. Complimentary tickets to fans 18 years and younger

Fans 18 years and younger will receive complimentary admission to the tournament grounds when accompanied with an adult.

 

  1. Patriots’ Outpost

Police, fire, EMT and active and retired military personnel will receive complimentary entrance to the 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. In addition, they will have access to the exclusive Patriots’ Outpost sponsored by U.S. Bank, The Folded Flag Foundation and DM Moore Group during tournament play, Oct. 2-6. Patriots’ Outpost offers thrilling views of the competition and complimentary food and beverage throughout the day. Claim your complimentary tickets here:  https://bit.ly/2LO7gzj.

 

  1. The Hill brought to you by Casamigos Tequila

This vast, 10,000 square-foot pavilion offers guests unbeatable views of the dramatic final 16th, 17th and 18th holes of the course and tickets start at $35 per day. The Hill provides comfortable seating areas with numerous televisions throughout the venue and upgrades from Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa. There will be upgraded food and beverage options available. Upgraded ticket holders will receive up to ten (10) complimentary drinks including beer, wine, soda and water. For ticket information and to purchase tickets visit: www.shrinershospitalsopen.com/tickets.

 

 

 

About Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:

The 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to TPC Summerlin as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 37th consecutive year in this weeklong charitable tournament. Defending champion, Bryson DeChambeau will be one of the many top golfers in the world that will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children® from Sept. 30 – Oct.6 at TPC Summerlin.  For more information, please visit www.shrinershospitalsopen.com.

 

Follow the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

 

 

About Shriners Hospitals for Children:

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system with locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research, and offering outstanding educational programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Within these broad service lines, many types of care are provided. For example, some locations offer reconstructive plastic surgery, treatment for craniofacial abnormalities or care for sports injuries. Generally, care is provided until age 18, although, in some cases, it may be extended to age 21. All services are provided in a compassionate, family-centered environment. For more information, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

 

About PGA TOUR:

By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide. The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 27 countries (90 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to 226 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2018, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $190 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.84 billion. The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas Supports Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada with Fundraiser, This Sunday, July 28

 

WET’N’WILD LAS VEGAS SUPPORTS MAKE-A-WISH®
SOUTHERN NEVADA WITH FUNDRAISER, THIS SUNDAY, JULY 28

 

 

Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, Nevada’s premier water park, will be supporting Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada with a special fundraiser this Sunday, July 28. When guests purchase tickets online using the promo code “WISH”, a portion of the ticket price will be donated to Make-A-Wish to help make wishes come true. Tickets must be purchased online by midnight, Saturday, July 27 at www.wetnwildlasvegas.com.

 

Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Road near I-215 and Sunset Road. For information call 702-979-1600 or visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com to purchase a season pass.

 

About Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas
Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is Nevada’s premier water park with more than 25 slides and attractions covering more than 20 acres, and a place for both thrill seekers and families.  As Las Vegas’ Summer Playground, the park features the Tornado, a premier slide that catapults riders to a zero-gravity experience; Rattler, the first slide of its kind in North America; and Constrictor, an extreme water slide featuring some of the tightest turns. Families and those desiring a more relaxing experience can enjoy Paradise Falls, the interactive children’s area with kid friendly slides and a giant dumping bucket; Colorado Cooler lazy river; and Red Rock Bay wave pool. Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas was voted “Best Place to Take the Kids” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s 2018 Best of Vegas Awards and voted “Best Water Park” and “Best Aquatics Facility” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2016 Best of Las Vegas Awards. For information, visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com.

 

Keep up with Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas announcements and news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
Make-A-Wish grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is part of one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children living in Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda Counties. With the help of generous donors and more than 500 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has granted more than 2000 wishes since its inception in 1996. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.snv.wish.org.

Smoked Burgers & BBQ Announces First-Ever Celebrity Burger Charity Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

L to R: The “It Takes Two” burger named after entertainers Donny & Marie.
“The Spicy Mat Franco” named after Magician Mat Franco.

(Photo Courtesy of Smoked Burgers & BBQ)

SMOKED BURGERS & BBQ AT THE FORUM SHOPS 
ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER CELEBRITY BURGER CHARITY PROGRAM

Las Vegas-Based Entertainers Create the Burgers of Their Dreams 
in Order to Benefit the Charities of Their Choice 

 

 Las Vegas-based celebrities are creating themed burgers to benefit local charities. Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is announcing its 2019 schedule of its inaugural Celebrity Burger Charity Program, with each burger created to have a portion of proceeds donated to the charity of their choice. The Celebrity Burger Charity Program officially begins Aug. 1 and will run through Dec. 2019 with plans to continue the program into next year. 

“We asked well-known and beloved Las Vegas celebrities to create the burgers of their dreams based on their personal preferences. We had a fantastic time working side-by-side to develop these burgers and ultimately have proceeds benefit charities in our community,” says Joey Pintozzi, co-founder and vice president of sales and marketing, Hospitality Boulevard.

The Celebrity Burger line-up to include: 

August – Mat Franco at The LINQ Hotel + Experience

  • Burger: “The Spicy Mat Franco” – Beyond Meat burger patty, vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeños and smoked sriracha ketchup on a vegan bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries.
  • Charity: The Animal Foundation
  • Price: $18 

September – Donny & Marie at Flamingo Las Vegas

  • Burger: “It Takes Two” – 2 Angus beef patties, American cheese, house ketchup, mustard, onions and pickles on a brioche bun, served with mesquite or sweet potato fries. 
  • Charity: Children’s Miracle Network 
  • Price: $20 

 

October – Penn & Teller at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

  • Burger: “The Penn & Teller Veggie Burger” – Beyond Meat burger patty, tomatoes, onion, cheddar cheese and Smoked Burgers & BBQ signature smoked sauce on a brioche bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries. 
  • Charity: Aid for Aids of Nevada – AFAN
  • Price: $18

 November – Jeff Civilico at Paris Las Vegas

  • Burger: “The Juggler” – Beyond Meat burger patty, organic mixed greens, sautéed mushrooms, avocado, smoked sriracha ketchup served on a brioche bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries. (Add a fried egg for $2.00)
  • Charity: Win-Win Entertainment 
  • Price: $18  

December – Mac King at Harrah’s Las Vegas

  • Burger: “The Big Mac King Burger” – Beyond Meat burger patty, lettuce, tomato, red onion, dill pickles and bleu cheese with mustard aioli on a brioche bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries.
  • Charity: Susan G. Komen Nevada
  • Price: $18

“What better way to encourage guests to donate to a worthy cause than by feeding them! I think it’s amazing that Smoked Burgers & BBQ is creating awareness for these charities while guests simultaneously chow down on a big juicy burger,” concludes Mac King, comedian, Mac King Show.

All Celebrity Burgers will be priced under $20 and available throughout the month with 10 percent of sales benefitting the charities. All burgers can be made vegan upon request.

ABOUT SMOKED BURGERS & BBQ 
Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace specializes in jaw-dropping burgers, handcrafted cocktails, draft beer, homemade lemonades and sweet teas. The menu takes a twist on BBQ classics while infusing West Coast flare. Designed and operated by Hospitality Boulevard, the restaurant features indoor and outdoor Strip-side dining and live entertainment. Smoked Burgers & BBQ’s emphasis is on creating the ultimate guest experience whether it be for a work lunch, watching the big game or spending a night out on the town in a casual, comfortable environment. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Smoked Burgers & BBQ is located next to The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace’s Upper Valet. For more information, find and follow on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Click here to download high-res photos. 

ABOUT HOSPITALITY BOULEVARD
Designed with the customer experience in mind, Hospitality Boulevard is the restaurant and bar conglomerate created by everyday guys, Ryan Klaasen and Joey Pintozzi. From Los Angeles to Las Vegas to New York, Hospitality Boulevard’s portfolio of venues includes Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Maxie’s at The LINQ Promenade and The Wellesbourne in Los Angeles. Additional concepts to be announced in 2019. 

 

Shriners Hospital for Children Open Hosts Ninth Annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon

 

 

 

 

Shriners Hospital for Children Open Hosts
Ninth Annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon

 

 

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, invites the women of Las Vegas to ditch their heels and sport their favorite pair of flats at the tournament’s ninth annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. in The Hill at TPC Summerlin.

 

During the event, guests will enjoy exceptional views of TPC Summerlin from The Hill, a luxurious 10,000 square-foot entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. Guests will enjoy a special meal prepared by Maggiano’s Little Italy – Downtown Summerlin.  Guests will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items with the proceeds directly benefitting the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children nationwide.  The Shriners Hospital for Children is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which provides innovative specialty care to children with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate and burns regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

 

Mercedes Martinez, host of KLAS “Las Vegas Now” and Mix 94.1 “Mercedes in the Morning” will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. Guests will hear from a mother of a local Shriners Hospitals for Children patient and enjoy a fashion show.

 

Sponsors supporting this year’s luncheon include Desert Radiologists, Downtown Summerlin, Zappos, Bank of America and more. Kick Off Your Heels planning committee is made up of local Las Vegas women including Krista Darnold of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Terri Maruca of Kirvin Doak Communications, Lisa Motley of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Tanya Murray of ERA Brokers Consolidated, Dulcinea Rongavilla of Cragin-Pike Insurance and Kathy Dyke of Destinations by Design.

 

Tables for the Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon start at $1,000 and individual tickets are available for $125. To purchase, please visit www.KOYH.givesmart.com.  For more information contact Rachel Dunn at rldunn@shrinershospitalsopen.com.  Early reservations are encouraged as space is limited.

 

About Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:
The 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to TPC Summerlin as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 37th consecutive year in this weeklong charitable tournament. Defending champion, Bryson DeChambeau will be one of the many top golfers in the world that will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children® from Sept. 30 – Oct.6 at TPC Summerlin.  For more information, please visit www.shrinershospitalsopen.com.

 

Follow the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children:

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system with locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research, and offering outstanding educational programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Within these broad service lines, many types of care are provided. For example, some locations offer reconstructive plastic surgery, treatment for craniofacial abnormalities or care for sports injuries. Generally, care is provided until age 18, although, in some cases, it may be extended to age 21. All services are provided in a compassionate, family-centered environment. For more information, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

 

About PGA TOUR:
By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide. The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 27 countries (90 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to 226 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2018, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $190 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.84 billion. The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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Tyler Robinson Foundation Announces Community Honorees for Sixth Annual Rise Up Gala

Tyler Robinson Foundation
Announces Community Honorees
for Sixth Annual Rise Up Gala

Zappos, Shaquille O’Neal and other community heroes honored for their support in the fight against pediatric cancer during star-studded event on Sept. 6

Fans can enter international flyaway sweepstakes online for a chance to attend
the exclusive, sold out Rise Up Gala featuring a performance by Imagine Dragons

The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY® Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling band Imagine Dragons, has announced its honorees for the sixth annual Rise Up Gala, an extraordinary, one-night-only experience dedicated to supporting families battling childhood cancer. The star-studded evening of inspiration is set for Friday, Sept. 6 at Wynn Las Vegas and is currently sold out.

Imagine Dragons fans and TRF supporters unable to snag tickets can now enter to win the prize package of a lifetime which includes two round trip flights to Las Vegas, two nights at Wynn Las Vegas and two VIP tickets to the 2019 Rise Up Gala featuring an intimate acoustic performance by the band. The international giveaway is open online at trf.org/2019galagiveaway and closes Wednesday, July 31 at 5 p.m.

A number of community heroes will be recognized during the exclusive event for their efforts in support of TRF’s mission. Honorees include:

TRF Community Impact: Zappos and Zappos For Good
Zappos, the online retailer known for exceptional customer service and its official charitable arm, Zappos for Good, live their mission to spread happiness and celebrate the good in everything while encouraging their employees to be the good they want to see in the world. With a strong company culture focused on giving back and being socially responsible, Zappos and Zappos for Good can be found making an impact in just about every space imaginable. While longtime gala supporters, Zappos and Zappos for Good have increased collaborations with TRF within the past year and continue to surprise and delight TRF families nationwide.

Team TRF Honoree: Corner Canyon High School
Students at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah rallied together to raise $77,526.08 for TRF during their fundraising season in December 2018, exceeding their goal to raise $75,000 in just three weeks. As part of the Team TRF school fundraising program, students completed “odd jobs” in the community including door-to-door asks, silent auctions, sporting events, student activities and restaurants nights to support the fundraising effort.

TRF Honorary Chair: Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal is so much more than a list of outstanding stats from 19 seasons in the NBA. The basketball Hall of Famer frequently donates his time and money to countless charitable causes throughout the global community. With new ties to Las Vegas, Shaq has invited more than a dozen TRF families to various benefit events this year and continues to quietly make an impact in Las Vegas and around the world.

TRF Legacy Honoree: Tim and Amy Cantor
Tim Cantor’s extraordinary artistic vision has been apparent since he began oil painting at just five years old. By age 15, he was given his first art exhibition, whereupon one of his paintings was acquired to hang in the White House. After marrying Amy, the love of his life and his partner in all things, Tim’s reputation continued to expand across the world. In 2015, Tim and Amy began working closely with Imagine Dragons to create the cover of the band’s second album, Smoke + Mirrors, as well as 13 paintings representing each song on the album. The partnership only deepened as the art was integrated into the band’s music video for “Shots,” featured in the tour production, and became a touring art exhibition accompanying Imagine Dragons at more than 60 stops in North America and Asia. With exquisite galleries in San Diego and Amsterdam, Tim and Amy are far more accomplished than their humble and gracious personalities would ever let on. They have given quietly and generously for years to TRF, lending their talents and time to create art for events, awards for honorees, and auctioning off paintings. They are an integral part of the TRF family.

The Rise Up Gala offers attendees an exclusive night of entertainment and glamour while celebrating the individuals who have made notable contributions to TRF through direct efforts, philanthropic support, or by raising public awareness for pediatric cancer. Joel McHale will once again serve as master of ceremonies. The evening also features a special acoustic performance from the GRAMMY Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling band, Imagine Dragons. All proceeds benefit TRF, where 85 percent of every dollar raised goes directly to families in need. For more information, visit TRF.org.

About The Tyler Robinson Foundation
The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) helps strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing grants specifically to offset out-of-pocket life expenses. TRF is the nonprofit organization of the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons. TRF meets a critical need in communities across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Malaysia. Each year, one in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer. While many pediatric cancer organizations focus on growing awareness and support for families with the physical and emotional toll of a diagnosis, the huge financial hardship cancer treatment places on families is rarely discussed. More than 85-percent of every dollar TRF raises goes right to families in need. For more information visit TRF.org.

About Imagine Dragons
Formed in 2009, Imagine Dragons first revealed their limitless passion and genre-bending sensibilities with a series of independently released EPs that quickly earned a grassroots following. After hitmaking producer Alex Da Kid signed them to KIDinaKORNER/Interscope, the band made their major-label debut with Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the double-platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” With their full-length debut Night Visions arriving later that year, Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard200, selling more than five million copies worldwide. In addition, Night Visions’ diamond-selling single “Radioactive” hit No. 1 on the BillboardRock chart and won Best Rock Performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards. From there, Imagine Dragons went on to see their 2015 sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors debut at No. 1 on the Billboard200. Released in June 2017, their third album EVOLVE was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned three No. 1 Alternative radio hits: “Believer,” which topped the Alternative radio chart for 12 weeks and also climbed to No. 3 at Top 40 radio; “Thunder,” which hit No. 1 at Top 40 and scored a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy nomination; and “Whatever It Takes,” which was Top 5 at Top 40 radio. The band recently released their fourth album, ORIGINS. The album includes the #1 single “Natural,”which spent nine weeks at No. 1 at alternative radio.

Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency to Boost Awareness and Fundraising Initiatives for the Shania Kids Can Charitable Foundation

Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency to Boost Awareness and Fundraising Initiatives for the Shania Kids Can Charitable Foundation

L-R: Students from the SKC Clubhouse at ORR Middle School, Las Vegas
with Illusionist David Copperfield; SKC founder Shania Twain

With the announcement of Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino comes an opportunity to highlight and raise funds for the country superstar’s charitable foundation, Shania Kids Can (SKC)
Exclusive packages, including front row seats and more, are now available at http://www.ifonly.com/Shania, with proceeds benefiting SKC. On the last show of each month, SKC will be offering an exclusive and the only opportunity for a meet and greet and photo with Shania. 
The 23 performances on sale are:
December 2019: 6,7,11,13,14,18
March 2020: 13,14,18,20,21,25,27, 28 
May 2020: 20,22,23,27,29,30 
June 2020: 3,5,6
Additionally, Shania, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment have announced that $1 of every ticket purchased to Shania’s Las Vegas show will be donated to SKC. Established in 2010 by Shania Twain, SKC provides services that promote positive change in children’s lives in time of crises and economic hardship. SKC provides childrenwith one-on-one consultations, academic support and group activities,as well as nutritious snacks and meal programs where needed, all while in the safe, confidence-building environment that is the Shania Kids Can Clubhouse. These children are learning the skills to cope with and overcome family hardships which, in turn improves their ability to succeed in school. For more information about Shania Kids Can, please visit: www.shaniakidscan.com.
About Shania Kids Can – Las Vegas:
The Shania Kids Can program launched in Las Vegas in 2013. Determined by needs within the Las Vegas community, SKC has operated at both elementary and middle school levels. During the 2019-2020 school year, the program will be offered at Doris French Elementary School. Extracurricular excursions are offered to students as part of SKC’s programming, allowing the kids opportunities to explore, learn, and be treated to special outings. Recently, the Las Vegas SKC students at ORR Middle School were guests of Illusionist David Copperfield at one of his live performances. Copperfield and his wife Chloe Gosselin, who areloyal supporters of SKC, arranged for a private meet and greet with the kids after the show. “I can’t thank David and Chloe enough for the generosity shown by them to the kids in our Las Vegas SKC Clubhouse,” says Shania.
 
Let’s Connect!

 

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas continues to support Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation with fundraising event, Tuesday, July 9

 

#GoTrueBlue
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas continues to support Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation with fundraising event, Tuesday, July 9

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas will continue its year-long initiative to raise funds and awareness for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation on Tuesday, July 9 with this month’s edition of #GoTrueBlue Tuesday. The monthly event gives patrons the opportunity to round up for charity and proceeds from the day’s specialty dish go directly to the campaign, which recognizes and supports officers who, day-in and day-out, work hard to keep the Las Vegas community safe. This July, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas and the LVMPD Foundation will celebrate the Women of Metro.

July’s #GoTrueBlue specialty dish is the Vegan Chicken Finger Salad. The light and refreshing meal features the restaurant’s delicious vegan chicken fingers, served on a bed of mixed greens with apples, cranberries and nuts.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas kicked off its #GoTrueBlue initiative in January as part of its 15th anniversary celebration. Throughout the year, the restaurant is offering a variety of promotions in support of the campaign.

The second Tuesday of every month is #GoTrueBlue Tuesday at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. The monthly event offers a charity roundup, as well as a specialty menu item that can be ordered to benefit the LVMPD Foundation. The restaurant is also selling a line of co-branded apparel available exclusively in its retail shop with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Foundation.

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays until midnight. To make a reservation, please call 702.853.BEER (2337) or visit HofbrauhausLasVegas.com.

About Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
The Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas which creates a true Bavarian beer hall experience that is even more than a dining adventure. No ordinary restaurant, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is an energetic party daily, with authentic German bands, boisterous sing-alongs, dancing in the aisles and on the benches, and premium Hofbräu beer. From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds. Guests can savor schnitzel, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and so much more.

Early Bird Registration Opens for 15th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS FOR 15th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN

CHIPPENDALES, FIT4MOM, mascots from the Las Vegas Aviators, Aces and Lights, and more welcome early registration with an early-bird rate of $22 at Fremont Street Experience

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, June 20, Opportunity Village, along with help from a “vacationing” Santa Claus and a host of guests, brought the holiday spirit early with a Registration Launch Party for the 15th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run. Mascots from local professional sports teams, the CHIPPENDALES, nationwide fitness group FIT4MOM, and the Tony Marques Band all helped to pump up the crowd and encourage early bird sign-ups for the event on December 7.

 

Hosted by Sunny 106.5’s Marco and Joanna, the extravaganza took place on the Main Street Stage at Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. Chosen by online voters, the special 15th anniversary race medal was unveiled, featuring (in true Vegas style) a classic deck of playing cards. Medals were designed by the official medal provider of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run, Running Imp.

 

George Dare’s “Run, Santa Run!” was accompanied with an on-stage workout from FIT4MOM and the CHIPPENDALES. The show would not have been complete without the performance of “Mele Kalikimaka” by the OV Ukes from the Boyd Gaming Fine and Performing Arts Program at Opportunity Village. Mascots from the Las Vegas Lights, Las Vegas Aces and Las Vegas Aviators also greeted guests and danced along to music sung by the Tony Marques Band.

 

The Las Vegas Great Santa Run has already attracted participants from all over the world to support the beloved fundraiser. The run is Opportunity Village’s largest single-day fundraising event and continues to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help support Southern Nevadans with intellectual disabilities. Circle K will once again serve as the Presenting Sponsor for the event. And Opportunity Village is excited to welcome LaLa Photography as the official photographer of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run.

 

Early bird pricing of $22 is available online from June 20 – June 30. After that, pricing will increase to $30 per person. Registration includes a five-piece Santa suit, swag bag and medal. Pets are also welcomed to join.

 

 

About Opportunity Village

MissionOpportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Lake Las Vegas Announces “Summer of Wishes” to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada

Lake Las Vegas Announces “Summer of Wishes”
to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada

Community to Kick Off Summer Program at the Aqua Park Grand Opening

 

Lake Las Vegas is celebrating this summer with a community-wide charitable campaign, “Summer of Wishes,” to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada. The award-winning community will officially kick off the initiative at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Lake Las Vegas Water Sports Aqua Park at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21.

 

Community representatives, including Cody Winterton, the executive vice president of Raintree Investment Corp., Lake Las Vegas’ master developer, will be joined by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce as they officially open the Aqua Park for the first day of summer and announce the beginning of the Make-A-Wish donation opportunities throughout Lake Las Vegas.

 

“It is heartwarming to support Make-A-Wish,” Winterton said. “We hope this season-long project makes a difference in the lives of children in Southern Nevada who are battling critical illnesses.”

 

Throughout the summer, Seasons Grocery will be participating in a round-up program where customers can choose to round up to the nearest dollar and donate their change to Make-A-Wish. Those interested in donating can also purchase a Make-A-Wish star for $1 at Seasons Grocery, Reflection Bay Golf Club, Lake Las Vegas Water Sports, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and BellaLinda Gelateria Italiana. All proceeds will go directly to the foundation’s local chapter.

 

“This kind of initiative is so important because Make-A-Wish relies solely on private donations,” said Scott Rosenzweig, vice president of mission advancement at Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada. “Lake Las Vegas is offering a fantastic opportunity for us to get involved with the community and gain awareness for such a great cause.”

 

Community members can also donate this summer at donation boxes, which will be placed throughout Lake Las Vegas. Donation boxes will be available at Seasons Grocery, the Aqua Park, Reflection Bay Golf Club and the Lake Las Vegas Sports Club.

 

For more information about Lake Las Vegas, including information about the Summer of Wishes program, visit https://lakelasvegas.com.

About Lake Las Vegas
The 3,600-acre Lake Las Vegas community surrounds its own 320-acre lake and is located just a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown. Residents and guests enjoy the award-winning Reflection Bay Golf Club, Lake Las Vegas Sports Club, restaurants, hotels and year-round community events. For more information, visit www.lakelasvegas.com.

 

About Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
Make-A-Wish grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is part of one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children living in Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda Counties. With the help of generous donors and more than 500 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has granted more than 2000 wishes since its inception in 1996. Visit Make-A-Wish at snv.wish.org.

Tropicana Las Vegas Raises $28,000 For Three Square Food Bank During ‘Summer Cookout Featuring Robert Irvine’ Event

TROPICANA LAS VEGAS RAISES $28,000 FOR THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK DURING ‘SUMMER COOKOUT FEATURING ROBERT IRVINE’ EVENT

Tropicana Las Vegas hosts third annual ‘Summer Cookout’ event for a cause – providing more than 84,000 meals to those in need

 

 On Thursday evening, Tropicana Las Vegas celebrated the kick-off of the 13th installment Las Vegas Restaurant Week with its ‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’. In its third year, guests were invited to dine out for a cause at Robert Irvine’s Public House and helped raise $28,000 for Three Square Food Bank, providing more than 84,000 meals to food insecure residents of Southern Nevada.

“Each year the Summer Cookout at Tropicana Las Vegas continues to grow. Through the generosity of the many sponsors and guests at the event, we were able to raise nearly double our sponsorship dollars from last year,” said Aaron Rosenthal, General Manager of Tropicana Las Vegas. “Seeing members of the Las Vegas community come together to help raise over $86,000 in the past three years, providing 258,000 meals to those in need, is an amazing opportunity and we’re proud to be a part of.”

Guests celebrated the season with the ultimate dine-around experience with Chef Robert Irvine. Throughout the evening, guests indulged in a variety of specialty summer-inspired dishes and refreshing beverages, courtesy of Tropicana Las Vegas’ venues such as Oakville Steakhouse, Robert Irvine’s Public House, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, and Trago Lounge.

As the evening continued, guests enjoyed a special live performance by one of the world’s greatest Frank Sinatra tribute artists from the acclaimed cast of ‘Legends in Concert.’ In addition, Robert Irvine’s Public House Executive Chef Kelsey Macstravic and Three Square Executive Chef Ryan Brown went head-to-head in the ultimate slider cookoff, and Chef Brown took the win with his delectable slider creation.

“Summer Cookout is one of my favorite events of the year! It’s an absolute honor to have partnered with Three Square for the third year in a row,” said Chef Irvine. “This event is incredibly special to me and the fact that it benefits Three Square Food Bank makes it all worthwhile. I am thrilled at how many guests came out to celebrate the kick-off of Las Vegas Restaurant Week at Robert Irvine’s Public House inside Tropicana and look forward to continued success for years to come.”

Menu highlights for the evening included Wagyu beef sliders with a Public House sauce and micro watercress; hickory smoked dry rubbed baby back ribs with a Public House BBQ sauce; hamachi poke parfait with unagi sauce; baby tomato and creamy burrata with balsamic pearls; an assortment of mini pizzas; chocolate and orange pops, and more.

 

‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’ was sponsored by Golden Road Brewing. Additional sponsors included Ambros Banana Whiskey, Empress 1908 Gin, Fever-Tree, Moneytree, and WAXIE.

 

Proceeds from the evening benefited Three Square in its fight to eradicate hunger in Southern Nevada. Las Vegas Restaurant Week gives restaurants in the local community the opportunity to give back through the culinary arts. Since 2007, nearly 5 million meals have been provided for those struggling with hunger through the 12-day culinary event. Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2019 will run June 17 through June 28.

 

For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

 

About Tropicana Las Vegas

Set on the famed Four Corners with commanding views of the Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas® – a DoubleTree by Hilton is a Penn National Gaming destination and boasts stylish rooms, suites and luxury villas, complete with acclaimed restaurants, premier entertainment options and a 50,000-square-foot casino. The resort redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers by providing a casually elegant experience on The Strip, all with a South Beach rhythm and vibe. The property also features Trago Lounge, Glow® a Mandara Spa and fitness center, Laugh Factory Comedy Club and restaurants such as Bacio® Breakfast, Oakville Steakhouse, Robert Irvine’s Public House, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen and Savor Bruch Buffet, plus on-the-go options such as Barista Café, Fresh Mix and South Beach Food Court. For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

 

About Three Square Food Bank

Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 39 million meals – the equivalent of more than 47 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of nearly 1,400 community partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).

 

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Mad Hatter Tea Party Raises More Than $23K To Help Childhood Cancer Survivors

 

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Mad Hatter Tea Party Raises More Than $23K To Help Childhood Cancer Survivors

 Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s 4th Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party raised more than $23,000 to benefit the StoryBook Homes Long-Term Follow-Up (LTFU) Clinic for childhood cancer survivors.

The LTFU is Nevada’s only outpatient clinic focused entirely on providing health monitoring and patient-specific education that will help childhood cancer survivors live their healthiest lives. This type of clinic is essential to childhood cancer survivors since some treatments used to cure children of cancer can cause secondary health issues, often called “late-effects.” The LTFU educates patients on their specific risks, which are based on their cancer treatment, their age at diagnosis, their gender, and other risk factors.

Funds raised at the Mad Hatter Tea Party help underwrite the cost of the LTFU and the many critical medical services provided to patients. Like all Cure 4 The Kids Foundation programs, patients are accepted with or without medical insurance, and regardless of their ability to pay— no patient is denied treatment for financial reasons. In addition, all childhood cancer survivors are eligible for LTFU clinic services irrespective of where they received their cancer treatment.

“This was by far our largest and most successful Tea Party event to date,” said Annette Logan-Parker, President & CEO, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “While we put a lot of effort into creating a fun and informative event, we also want the public to understand that what we provide through the StoryBook Homes Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic is vital to the long-term health of childhood cancer survivors.”

The outdoor event was held in the courtyard of The Mercer Las Vegas, a resort lifestyle community developed by StoryBook Homes, the namesake of the long-term follow-up clinic. The owners of StoryBook Homes, Wayne & Catherine Laska, fully understand the complications that can arise after cancer treatment. Their son, Collin survived a stage 4 cancer diagnosis, but years after remission, he continues to be affected by the chemotherapy and radiation that saved his life. As a result of the Laska’s journey, and their desire to make resources available to all families, the Laska’s donated $500,000 to the long-term follow-up clinic in 2017 and have continued to support its operations.

The tea party’s featured speaker was Kirstie Ennis, a former marine, an amputee, mountain climber, Hollywood stuntwoman, veteran’s advocate and inspirational speaker. Ennis spoke to attendees of her determination to create a fulfilling life despite the hardships she has endured — a message particularly suited to childhood cancer survivors who can be faced with amputations or other major health complications.

Kirstie Ennis (center) was this year’s featured speaker at the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Mad Hatter Tea Party. Ennis is a former marine who was shot down in Afghanistan in 2012, an amputee, Hollywood stuntwoman, and an avid mountain climber. She recently returned from an attempt to be the first woman with a leg amputated above the knee to climb Mt. Everest. After making it past 28,000 feet, her team feared they would not have enough oxygen to scale the summit and survive. She plans to attempt Mt. Everest again next year. She spoke to childhood cancer survivors about facing challenges and hardships in their lives, and despite those challenges, finding the ability to overcome obstacles.
(left) Krystal Allan, News 3 Anchor and Reporter; and Annette Logan-Parker, President & CEO, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation exists to provide high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and many other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in the State of Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. From the beginning, the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has been to bring increased community access to these specialized treatments that are leading the way to improved patient outcomes. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding scale basis. No patient is ever turned away from treatment for financial reasons. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.cure4thekids.org

Runnin’ Rebel Series With UCLA Announced

HELP of Southern Nevada launches EIGHTH annual
“HELP2O” Bottled Water Campaign, june 1 – Aug. 31

 

HELP of Southern Nevada Partners with La Bonita Supermarkets to Protect Clark County Homeless in Summer Heat

 
The UNLV men’s basketball team will play UCLA out of the Pac-12 Conference in a home-and-home series beginning this season, Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois announced Tuesday.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels, under first-year head coach T.J. Otzelberger, will play at Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA on Friday, November 15, 2019, while the return game of the two-year series is scheduled for the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
 
“Runnin’ Rebel fans have craved this matchup for years and we are pleased it has come to fruition,” Reed-Francois said. “UCLA is a storied program, one of the most recognizable in college basketball history, and will make an outstanding regional series with national interest. As we work to continue to enhance our future schedules, the Bruins have the type of program from a strong conference that fits our philosophy well in terms of opponent attractiveness and positioning our team for postseason play.”
 
Runnin’ Rebel season tickets are on sale now and start as low as $119. To purchase, visit UNLVtickets.com, call 702-739-FANS (3267) or visit the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
UCLA, which finished 17-16 overall last season and seventh in the Pac-12 with a 9-9 conference mark, is also under a first-year head coach in Mick Cronin.
 
The Bruins lead the all-time series with UNLV, 5-0. The last meeting took place in the 2015 Maui Invitational, while these scheduled games will mark the first in the home venues between the two since 1997 and 1998.
 
UNLV has recently announced three other two-year home-and-home series’ with Cal, SMU and Kansas State. Additional 2019-20 UNLV men’s basketball schedule details will be announced soon.

 

Tropicana Las Vegas Gears Up for The Season With the Return Of The ‘Summer Cookout Featuring Robert Irvine’ On June 13

 

TROPICANA LAS VEGAS GEARS UP FOR THE SEASON
WITH THE RETURN OF THE ‘SUMMER COOKOUT
FEATURING ROBERT IRVINE’ ON JUNE 13

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Summer Cookout, kicking off Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual ‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’ set to take place at Tropicana Las Vegas on Thursday, June 13. Now in its third year, guests are invited to dine out for a cause at Robert Irvine’s Public House and enjoy summer bites and beverages in an effort to increase awareness and raise funds for Three Square Food Bank.

Guests are invited to cheers to the season with the ultimate dine-around experience with Chef Robert Irvine. Throughout the evening, guests will be able to indulge in a variety of specialty summer-inspired dishes and refreshing beverages, courtesy of Tropicana Las Vegas’ restaurants such as Oakville Steakhouse, Robert Irvine’s Public House, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, and Trago Lounge, as well as enjoy an interactive cooking competition, live and silent auction, and much more. In addition, guests will enjoy a special live performance by one of the world’s greatest Frank Sinatra tribute artists from the acclaimed cast of ‘Legends in Concert.’

Menu highlights for the evening will include Wagyu beef sliders with a Public House sauce and micro watercress; hickory smoked dry rubbed baby back ribs with a Public House BBQ sauce; hamachi poke parfait with unagi sauce; baby tomato and creamy burrata with balsamic pearls; an assortment of mini pizzas; chocolate and orange pops, and more.

‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’ is sponsored by Golden Road Brewing. Additional sponsors include Ambros Banana Whiskey, Empress 1908 Gin, Fever-Tree, Moneytree, and WAXIE.

Tickets are priced at $100 for VIP entry (early entry at 6 p.m. along with a meet and greet experience with Chef Irvine); $50 for general admission; all ticket prices exclude tax and fees. Must be 21 years or older to attend. The ‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’ is open to the public and will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Robert Irvine’s Public House at Tropicana Las Vegas. Tickets can be purchased at the Tropicana box office, by calling (800) 829-9034 or online at www.troplv.com.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit Three Square in its fight to eradicate hunger in Southern Nevada. Las Vegas Restaurant Week gives restaurants in the local community the opportunity to give back through the culinary arts. Since 2007, more than 5 million meals have been provided for those struggling with hunger through the 12 day culinary event. Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2019 will run June 17 through June 28.

For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

About Tropicana Las Vegas
Set on the famed Four Corners with commanding views of the Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas® – a DoubleTree by Hilton is a Penn National Gaming destination and boasts stylish rooms, suites and luxury villas, complete with acclaimed restaurants, premier entertainment options and a 50,000-square-foot casino. The resort redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers by providing a casually elegant experience on The Strip, all with a South Beach rhythm and vibe. The property also features Trago Lounge, Glow® a Mandara Spa and fitness center, Laugh Factory Comedy Club and restaurants such as Bacio® Breakfast, Oakville Steakhouse, Robert Irvine’s Public House, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen and Savor Bruch Buffet, plus on-the-go options such as Barista Café, Fresh Mix and South Beach Food Court. For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

About Las Vegas Restaurant Week and Three Square
Las Vegas Restaurant Week began in 2007 as a way to give locals and tourists the opportunity to help out by dining out. Proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Three Square currently distributes more than 39 million meals – the equivalent of more than 47 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year to nearly 1,400 community partners including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit threesquare.org or helpoutdineoutlv.org.