Tropicana Las Vegas Goes Pink to Support Susan G. Komen







Tropicana Las Vegas will Light the Exterior of the Resort Pink to Kick Off
a Month-Long Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure® of Southern Nevada

The all new Tropicana Las Vegas has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to launch ‘Pink October,’ its first ever breast cancer awareness campaign, in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Friday, September 30, Tropicana will ‘flip the switch,’ lighting the resort pink in celebration of the month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit organization, marking the first time a property on the Strip has committed to the non-profit for the entire month of October.
“When Tropicana Las Vegas approached us, we were amazed by the enthusiasm, creativity and willingness to get involved,” said Stephanie Kirby, executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. “To light an entire building on the Strip pink is an amazing gesture and will be a great way to kick off the month. We are grateful for Tropicana’s generosity and hope that the community will come out to support us.”
“Our goal at Tropicana is to raise awareness on the Las Vegas Strip by partnering with Susan G. Komen to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the Las Vegas community,” said Tom McCartney, president and chief operating officer of Tropicana Las Vegas.
In addition to turning the building pink, Tropicana Las Vegas will also turn its Web site pink, highlighting various offers such as Pink Room Packages and Pink Specialty Menus at Biscayne Steak, Sea & Wine and Bacio by Carla Pellegrino, with 20% of proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Tropicana will also host an array of special events to raise funds for the foundation’s breast health programs and breast cancer research including ‘Fashionably Pink,’ which will feature an evening of shopping, sweets, and pink cocktails at Nikki Beach Club, and ‘Wine and Dine for the Cure’ at Bacio by Carla Pellegrino which will present a night of delicious food, specialty cocktails, and acoustic guitar at the resort’s Italian ristorante, to name a few.  
For room packages and tickets to Pink October events visit .

Tickets Now on Sale for 11th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek March 29-April 1, 2012



Tournament Offers Access to Exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course


The 11th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort &Casinoat Shadow Creek, returns to Las Vegas for the second consecutive year March 29-April 1, 2012. Tickets are now on sale for one of celebrity golf’s most popular events, giving fans the opportunity to watch four days of competition with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

ARIAand Shadow Creek are incredibly proud to welcome the return of the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational to Las Vegas,” said Bill McBeath, ARIA’s president and COO. “We loved opening Shadow Creek to the public for the first time earlier this year for this spectacular tournament and very much look forward to welcoming back Michael, his fans and his celebrity guests. Most importantly, we are honored to be a part of an event that raises money for a variety of important charitable organizations.”

Since its inception in 2001, the tournament has raised nearly $6 million for charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nevada Cancer Institute, James R. Jordan Foundation and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm. This past April, the four-day tournament and celebration boasting incredible parties, A-list entertainment and competitive golf, included celebrity and sports-star appearances by Jordan, Drew Brees, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Anthony Anderson, Jerome Bettis, Roger Clemens, Larry David, Julius Erving, Jamie Foxx, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Kevin Hart, Brett Hull, Toby Keith, Toni Kukoc, Spike Lee, Mario Lemieux, Mike Piazza, and Alan Thicke, among others.

Michael Jordan said, “Last year’s event was a fun-filled, exciting weekend for not only me, but for our guests, partners and fans. Bill and his entire resort team at ARIA provided service throughout the weekend that was second-to-none and I, of course, can’t pass up playing golf at Shadow Creek. I’m looking forward to another successful Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational in 2012 and am hopeful to raise even more money next year for the participating charities.”

This year’s MJCI is scheduled to kick off Wednesday, March 28 at ARIA with a welcome reception presented by Jordan Brand. The first of two rounds of the Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, March 29 at Shadow Creek. The final round of the Celebrity-Amateur will take place Friday, March 30.

The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament begins Saturday, March 31 and includes only the competing celebrities. The second and final round of the MJCI will be played Sunday, April 1. Additional festivities and special events surrounding the Saturday and Sunday competition, as well as celebrity participants, will be announced in the near future.

Tickets are on sale and available at all 10 MGM Resorts box offices, Concierge desks, and online at, and Fans who wish to experience this exclusive event can purchase daily or weekly general admission tickets, as well as daily or weekly VIP passes. VIP spectators will enjoy an unparalleled view of the course from the “M life VIP Deck,” an open-air hospitality complex overlooking the par-5, 18th hole.

Prices are as follows:

Daily General Admission Pass           $30/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly General Admission Pass      $100/Thursday-Sunday
Daily VIP Pass                                        $150/Thursday-Sunday
Weekly VIP Pass                                    $500/Thursday-Sunday

Discounted tickets are available for military service members with valid identification, and Senior Citizens 65 years of age or older with valid ID; both groups will receive 25 percent off a daily or weekly general admission ticket. Additionally, the tournament has created a special “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket offer, which provides access to Shadow Creek for youth 16 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).

For more information about the MJCI at ARIA at CityCenter, visit,, or call (877) 253-5847.

About ARIA Resort & Casino
The centerpiece of CityCenter, ARIA features an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, high-end service and spectacular amenities. From Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil, celebrating the life and legacy of Elvis Presley, and unique culinary offerings from the world’s most talented chefs to innovative nightlife and spa offerings, ARIA embodies the excitement and vitality of Las Vegas. Guests of the resort also enjoy the most technologically advanced guestrooms and premium meeting and convention space. Combined with CityCenter’s unparalleled amenities including the luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas, and more remarkably the world, has ever seen. For more information about ARIA, please visit .

About Shadow Creek
Perennially ranked among Golf Week magazine’s Top 10 courses, Shadow Creek’s special environment is normally reserved solely for guests of MGM Resorts International. Located in the midst of the barren Nevada desert, the Tom Fazio-designed Shadow Creek makes golfers feel they’ve been transported to another world with its natural beauty, rolling terrain, glistening brooks and ponds, spectacular waterfalls, lush gardens and mature trees.


A Portion of McFadden’s Door Sales Go to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
on Saturday, Oct. 1


McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, Oct. 1 with a portion of their door sales going to help raise funds for research and those affected by breast cancer.

To bring awareness of the national health campaign, Mcfadden’s will offer guests a pregame special from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. for only $15. Plus, an open bar from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. for only $20 for ladies and $30 for guys. Guests will be confident in knowing their drinking is going to support a great cause as they party the night away.

Sin City’s rowdiest party bar has hosted such celebrities as Steve-O, Vanilla Ice, a handful of Playboy Playmates and a variety of adult entertainers. McFadden’s presents nightly specials including: Laid Back Mondays, Ultimate Karaoke Tuesdays, Sexy Drunken Trivia Wednesdays, Beerfest Thursdays, The Party Open Bar Saturdays and Sin Sundays. McFadden’s gorgeous Lucky Charms and jovial Ministers of Hospitality ensure everyone has fun, whether they’re there to watch the game, throw back a few drinks, play beer pong, or simply enjoy a bite to eat. Best known for its beers and libations, McFadden’s offers a full bar featuring dozens of favorite draught beers, 90-ounce fishbowl cocktails and frozen drinks.

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon is open from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Saturday 11 a.m. until 4 a.m. and 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 702.270.6200 or visit Be sure to follow McFadden’s on Twitter @McFaddensLV and become a fan at

Cards for Kids Casino Night at Artisan Hotel Boutique


Children’s Heart Foundation Presents 3rdAnnual
Cards for Kids Under the Stars Casino Night at Artisan Hotel Boutique
 The 3rd Annual Cards for Kids Under the Stars Casino Night is set for Sunday, September 18th from 5p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Artisan Hotel Boutique in
support of the Nevada-based, Children’s Heart Foundation.
Cards for Kids Under the Stars Casino Night is an exciting evening of gaming,
music, food, drinks, and a silent auction. A $20 buy-in receives $100 in gaming
chips to be played at any of the four black jack tables. The first hand will be
dealt at 5:30 p.m. The prize pool consists of exciting items such as restaurant
and retail gift cards, baskets and other unique items. There will be a 50/50 raffle,
and a silent auction that includes hotel accommodations, dinner, show tickets,
jewelry, sports memorabilia, gift baskets, a BMW bike and more. The auction
will open at 5 p.m. and close at 9 p.m.
“We are thrilled to have this year’s event at the Artisan,” said Dr. Beth Creel of Children’s Heart Center and Board Member of the Children’s Heart Foundation. “The support of businesses like the Artisan and of the community is what enables us to provide much-needed services and resources to children with heart conditions throughout Nevada. The atmosphere at the Artisan Hotel Boutique will really add to the excitement of the night.”
The Artisan Hotel Boutique is located at 5101 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Adults are welcome. For complete details, please call (702) 967-3522. No pre-registration is necessary to participate.
Children’s Heart Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of children with heart conditions throughout Nevada. We empower heart families through emotional, educational and financial support to inspire a higher quality of life for all.
Children’s Heart Foundation has three main goals: to provide a carefree camp experience for children with heart conditions, to educate healthcare professionals and the general public on pediatric cardiology issues, to lend support to families as they deal with the emotional and financial toll exacted by a child’s heart problems. Children’s Heart Foundation, a 501(c)(3), was founded in 2001 through the compassionate efforts of local pediatric cardiologists and concerned families of children with heart problems.
Children’s Heart Foundation is located at 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas,
NV 89109. For more information on Children’s Heart Foundation, please call
(702) 967-3522 or visit
Step into Artisan Hotel Boutique and be instantly transported to another world.  The 64-room lushly landscaped hideaway, literally covered from floor to ceiling with eclectic art and paintings, elicits surprise and awe from even the most discerning visitors.
Artisan is the ultimate locale for nightlife, weddings, one-of-a-kind events, birthday parties, extended visits and weekend Las Vegas getaways. A perfect exotic hideaway, Artisan is also home to Naked Pool at The Artisan. Enjoy a topless pool where you can lounge in a private cabana or on an oversized daybed surrounded by swaying palm trees and slow running fountains. Eclectic décor and top-shelf staff make Artisan one of the most unique experiences in Las Vegas.  The non-gaming hotel features impeccable service and décor, distinctive rooms, a chic full-service lounge, and exquisite food provided by Mood restaurant.
The Siegel Group is the commercial real estate investment and business development company founded by Stephen Siegel with offices in Las Vegas and Studio City, Calif.,
specializing in acquisition, disposition and development of under-performing,
valued-added real estate and businesses with significant upside potential.  The company’s extensive expertise in the areas of business development, operations/management, finance, marketing, branding, leasing, renovation, design, entitlements, construction and
redevelopment enable The Siegel Group to elicit an operational turnaround on assets it acquires including a variety of businesses and a commercial real estate portfolio comprised of multi-residential apartment complexes, extended-stay properties, boutique resorts, hotel-casinos, retail, offices, automotive, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.  The Siegel Group actively seeks new investments and joint-venture opportunities with upside

Las Vegas Locomotives Offer Local Nonprofit Groups Fundraising Opportunity with Home Game Tickets

Las Vegas Locomotives Offer Local Nonprofit Groups
Fundraising Opportunity with Home Game Tickets

The two-time defending United Football League (UFL) champion Las Vegas Locomotives (Locos) continue to reach out to the Las Vegas community by offering local nonprofit groups a fundraising opportunity with home game tickets during the 2011 season.

All nonprofit organizations can now buy $20, $15 or $10 home game tickets at half price, plus a $1 facility fee, and the groups can then resell the tickets at face value to raise proceeds for their organizations. To purchase tickets, nonprofit members can call 702.877.LOCO.

The Locos will play three home games at Sam Boyd Stadium during the 2011 season. The home opener is against the Omaha Nighthawks on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. The Locos next home game will come on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. when they face the Sacramento Mountain Lions. Finally, they will close out the regular season on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. against the Virginia Destroyers.

Each home game will be a fun-filled experience both on and off the football field. A team-sponsored Fan Fest will be held before every home game where fans will have the opportunity to enjoy food and games and interact with the Locomotion dance team. During each game, there will be on-field activities before kickoff and during halftime where fans will have the chance to win great prizes. Additionally, each game will have a designated theme to enhance the fan experience from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. Coaches and players will be available after all home games for autographs and pictures.

About the Las Vegas Locomotives
The Las Vegas Locomotives are the two-time defending champions of the United Football League (UFL). Led by Head Coach Jim Fassel, the team plays all home games at Sam Boyd Stadium and is the last of the four original UFL franchises to continue playing in its original home city. Fassel also serves as president and general manager of the franchise. Known as “The Locos” to local fans, the team has developed a strong following throughout Las Vegas by maintaining an active role in the community and showing strong leadership both on and off the field.

Keep up with all Las Vegas Locomotives news, scores and information by following the team on Facebook (Las Vegas Locos) and Twitter (@LasVegasLocos).

Las Vegas Locomotives Complete 2011 Schedule:

Week 1: Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. – at Sacramento
Week 2: Saturday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. – at Virginia
Week 3: Oct. 1 – Bye
Week 4: Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. – vs. Omaha*
Week 5: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. – at Omaha
Week 6: Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. – vs. Sacramento*
Week 7: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. – vs. Virginia*

*designates home game
All times are PST and games are subject to change

Miracle Mile Shops Raises Funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children

Miracle Mile Shops Raises Funds For
Shriners Hospitals for Children


This September, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will collect donations in its fountain for Shriners Hospitals for Children in honor of the 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
To celebrate, a wax figure of Justin Timberlake provided by Madame Tussauds Las Vegas as well as The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open tournament trophy will be on display at Memorabilia International inside Miracle Mile Shops all September.  Shoppers are encouraged to take photos with the wax figure and trophy after tossing their loose change into the center’s fountain.  Every coin tossed into the fountain during the month of September as well as the center’s indoor rainstorm will be donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Miracle Mile Shops supports the organization’s mission of providing innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
As the title sponsor and host of the PGA Tour event on Sept. 25-Oct. 2 at TPC Summerlin, Shriners Hospitals for Children along with celebrity host Justin Timberlake create a unique and world-class event for players and fans. For more information about the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open visit Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children visit
Miracle Mile Shops’ partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children is part of the center’s continued mission to support and raise awareness for non-profit organizations. In previous months, Miracle Mile Shops has teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson (August 2011), Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas (July 2011), Aid for Aids of Nevada (June 2011), Nevada Cancer Institute (May 2011), Autism Speaks (April 2011), National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter (March 2011), American Heart Association (February 2011), HIV/AIDS charity Golden Rainbow (December 2010), the Southern Nevada affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure (October 2010) and many more.
About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and three live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and world class bull riding; the affordable fashions of H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; surfing lifestyle retailer Billabong; GUESS by Marciano; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the only Ben Sherman in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC. 
Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About The 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:
The 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the ongoing commitment between Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children® to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas.  The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals for Children® as Title Sponsor and Host, along with Celebrity Host Justin Timberlake, creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike.  A variety of well-known golfers will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer.  The 2011 tournament is September 25 – October 2, 2011 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
Follow the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Facebook and Twitter.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children®:
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
About Madame Tussauds Las Vegas:
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas offers guests the unique opportunity to “interact” with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics.  Only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas can you “grab hold” of your favorite stars, with our many interactive experiences.  With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows you to take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting.  Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.  The attraction is open 365 days a year from 10AM.  For attraction hours and pricing, please call (702) 862-7800 or visit online at

3rd Annual Margarita Fest to take place in The Village Lake Las Vegas

Sonrisa Grill and Jose Cuervo host the third annual Margarita Festival at

The Village Lake Las Vegas benefitting AFAN


Sonrisa Grill at The Village Lake Las Vegas
Valley bartenders and mixologists are invited to shake up their best margarita recipes and compete in front of a panel of national judges and margarita lovers! For $20, guests can enjoy 10 tastings from their choice of the participants and can vote on their favorites to win. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN). The first place winner will not only receive bragging rights for the best margarita in town, but also $1,000 cash. Additionally, the winner will be featured on as the Best Margarita Mixologist in Las Vegas. The People’s Choice award will receive a $500 cash prize and third place will receive $250.
In addition to the margarita tasting, guests can enjoy live entertainment, food and drink specials including delicious barbecue and tacos from our winners of the Tacos and Tequila Festival. Sonrisa Grill’s authentic south-of-the-border cuisine focuses on a number of innovative and healthy traditional dishes.
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011
Live entertainment from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Margarita tasting/competition 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
(awards ceremony follows immediately)
Sonrisa Grill at The Village Lake Las Vegas
30 Via Brianza Suite #100
Henderson, NV 89011
The Margarita Festival is open to the public and the cost is $20 per person for tastings. Tickets will be available for purchase on event day. To register for the competition, please visit or call Chanthy Walsh at 702-533-2100.

For more information on events and activities in The Village, please visit

Overnight stays are available at Aston MonteLago Village Resort and Vacation Villas. To book a special weekend package at the Resort, please call 1-888-600-2688 or visit For Vacation Villas, please call 702-568-1174 or visit

Crown Theater and Nightclub holds show to benefit abused and neglected children

Crown Theater and Nightclub holds show to benefit abused and neglected children
Rock band The FIXX performs to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Ranch


Crown Theater and Nightclub and The FIXX
Internationally known rock band, The FIXX, will perform, along with opening act The Meltdown, at Crown Theater and Nightclub to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Ranch. St. Jude’s Ranch is a charity which has been taking care of abused, abandoned and neglected children for more than 40 years. Crown will also be collecting school supplies throughout the night to be donated to St. Jude’s.
Monday, August 29, 2011 
Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
General admission tickets are $20 and a special all-you-can-drink package, which includes one ticket and free well and draft beer all night, is available for $34.
Crown Theater and Nightclub 
The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 
3700 W Flamingo Road,
Las Vegas, NV, 89103
About Crown Las Vegas 
Crown Las Vegas is the moniker that houses Crown Theater & Nightclub. The company is overseen by attorney and entertainment veteran Darin Feinstein who has owned and operated music venues, nightclubs and entertainment outlets for more than 10 years. In addition to purchasing the world famous The Viper Room from actor Johnny Depp, Feinstein’s companies have produced thousands of live shows and events in multiple cities nationwide.
About Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522 all-suite hotel rooms, the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip, and sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn and Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and the Show in the Sky.  Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including, the famous Voodoo Lounge, Martorano’s, McFadden’s, iBar and VooDoo Beach. Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
Rio, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit


Las Vegas 2011 Walk Now For Autism Speaks Saturday, October 15, 2011

Las Vegas
Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Saturday, October 15, 2011

UNLV – Main Campus

Please join us in a fight to make a difference in the lives of the more than 1 million Americans living with autism today.

We are participating in Walk Now for Autism Speaks to help change the future for all those affected by autism. Autism is the second most common developmental disorder in the United States affecting one in every 110 children born today. Despite some promising discoveries, the cause of autism is unknown and a cure does not exist. Research is crucial. Every 15 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism. Not only must we find ways to improve the quality of life for children and adults with autism, but we also must fin a cure, and soon.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is our chance to make a difference in the fight against autism by raising money for autism research and heightening public awareness. Please join us in our fight as we raise money to help fund essential research. You can donate to Walk Now for Autism Speaks and/or join the team online by clicking here. Donations can also be mailed to Autism Speaks using the donation form located on this page. .

To make a donation please click here

To learn more about autism go to

Event Info:
Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need.
Event Location:
UNLV Main Campus
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154-2008
Event Schedule:
Registration Opens at 8:30am     10/15/2011
Registration Opens at 8:30am     10/15/2011
Walk Begins at 10:00am

FIRST Food & Bar and Santa Monica Seafood present 3rd annual Shuck & Swallow Charity Event


FIRST Food & Bar and Santa Monica Seafood present the 3rd annual Shuck & Swallow Charity Event


Hosted by X1075’s Dave & Mahoney, oyster eating competition event features the city’s best chefs raising money for Three Square Food Bank


WHO:  FIRST Food & Bar inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo and chefs from across the Vegas valley. Last year’s participants included FIRST Food & Bar, B & B Ristorante, Country Club, Carnevino, Mon Ami Gabi, Tenaya Creek, Gallaghers and the winner with 117 oysters, Mastro’s. This year’s participants will be announced closer to the event and Santa Monica Seafood will be donating all the oysters and appetizers to raise money for charity. Blue Moon, Oyster Bay, Drifter Pale Ale and Ultimat Vodka are also pitching in to make this fundraising event a success.

The event will see the return of X1075’s Dave and Mahoney as emcees and the Las Vegas Locos cheerleaders will lend their pompoms to judging this fun, culinary themed event.

WHAT:  Kicking off Labor Day weekend and restaurant week…FIRST is hosting the third annual Shuck & Swallow event – a charity event that finds Vegas’ top chefs in a battle to see who can shuck and swallow the most oysters within 8 minutes. The winner will receive a Shuck & Swallow trophy…and of course bragging rights.

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 31, 2011

  • 3:00 p.m. – Pre party begins. Themed appetizers will be passed out to guests; donations to the charity are encouraged.
  • 3:30 –  Front of the House Competition begins in “Minute to Win It” style
  • 4:00 p.m. – Oyster Shuck & Swallow Competition begins
  • 4:30 p.m. – Winner is announced and the trophy is awarded
  • 4:30 p.m. – After party at FIRST Food & Bar. Themed appetizers will be passed to guests; donations to the charity are encouraged. The after party will feature drink specials with proceeds benefiting Three Square Food Bank.


FIRST Food & Bar

Inside The Shoppes at the Palazzo

3327 Las Vegas Blvd. South #2812

Second floor; access next to Barneys New York; Additional entrance from the Las Vegas Strip


Located inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo, FIRST Food & Bar brings the authenticity and character of the neighborhood bar and diner concept back to life. This hip, yet comfortable restaurant and lounge is set in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and has the vibe of a late-night spot blended with the casualness of a local eatery. FIRST caters to those who stagger in to feed their late-night cravings, as well as those looking for a mid-day business lunch. From lunch to late…really late-night, the menu features American eats and drinks created by Executive Chef Sam DeMarco. Delicious, affordable and familiar are on the menu year-round.  For more information please visit or for reservations call 702-607-3478.


About Three Square

Three Square was established to end hunger in the valley by providing wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit organizations that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, UNLV, the CCSD, governmental entities, the media and hundreds of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides 17 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of 12 million meals – per year to more than 570 Program Partners including non-profit 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


High School Students Take Center Stage this Fall



This fall, high school students can take the stage and bring down the house as part of the International House of Blues Foundation (IHOBF) Bringin’ Down the House musical competition. Offered as part of IHOBF’s Action for the Arts initiative, this event creates opportunities for youth to perform onstage at House of Blues, to pay tribute to blues and blues-inspired music, and to support local youth arts programs.

“This competition is an outstanding opportunity for youth from our community to showcase their talent,” said IHOBF Program Manager Laura Clark.  Bands, musical groups and solo performers selected to perform will compete on stage at House of Blues Las Vegas in October.

Open to high school students enrolled in grades 9-12, Bringin’ Down the House will link today’s young performers with their musical roots.


“This is more than a competition – we’re really paying tribute to some of the great musical innovators and innovations that have contributed to the development of blues and blues-inspired music,” said IHOBF Program Manager Laura Clark. “Blues has influenced so many genres, from jazz to gospel, soul, funk, rhythm and blues, rock, rap, and hip hop.”


Registration will open in early September. For full competition details, go to

About the IHOBF and Action for the Arts: The International House of Blues Foundation (IHOBF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to schools and communities through programs that promote cultural understanding and encourage creative expression ( Established in 1993, IHOBF conducts programs in locations nationwide and reaches thousands of students, teachers, and other adults annually with arts and cultural educational programs.  Bringin’ Down the House is part of Action for the Arts, an IHOBF initiative that seeks to raise public awareness of about the importance of the arts; create opportunities for youth to present/exhibit their artistic works and accomplishments; and increase access to and provide support for the arts.  Bringin’ Down the House is supported by House of Blues, House of Blues Foundation Room members, and Live Nation.







49TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK EVENT – October 1 & 2, 2011

Jennifer Main has been named Featured Artist for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation’s 49th Annual Art in the Park event. Main’s unique style is instantly recognizable for her whimsy and fearless use of vibrant color. “My favorite subjects to paint are my own characters which I create in my mind,” Main says. “I often use them to express a positive message about an aspect of life’s complex journey.”

As a young girl Main discovered she had a strong passion for painting. She began selling her work in galleries at the age of 17 and quickly became one of the top selling artists within the galleries. With growing confidence, hard work, and determination she experienced 13 years as a successful full-time artist. Main’s work is shown in galleries nationally and is available locally at her Las Vegas gallery. Main’s popularity continues to grow worldwide as collectors and fans are drawn to her vibrant art. You can view Jennifer’s work in booth #179 at this year’s Art in the Park event taking place October 1st and 2nd, 2011.

Art in the Park is one of the largest outdoor juried art festivals in the Southwest. The event features more than 320 original artists in the fine art, fine/contemporary craft and traditional craft categories. The festival is Boulder City Hospital Foundation’s signature fundraising event. Proceeds from the event benefit the Boulder City Hospital.

Art in the Park is free to the public, and although Boulder City’s population is just over 16,800, the event draws over 100,000 visitors. The event takes place in beautiful downtown Boulder City, free parking is available throughout the city. Paid parking is available in the old Boulder City Airport parking lot with complimentary shuttle service taking visitors to the event.

2011 sponsors include, First Solar Development, Inc., Desert Radiologists, Mix 94.1, Las Vegas Review-Journal, BLVDS Magazine, Barefoot Wine, Coach America, Red Rock Tents, and Pure Evidence Audio.

Artist applications, program advertisements orders, volunteer forms, photos, maps and additional information is available by visiting  

The Boulder City Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to raise funds for capital equipment and improvements to the non-profit Boulder City Hospital.

To learn more about Art in the Park, Boulder City Hospital or the Boulder City Hospital Foundation, please contact Wendy Adams at (702) 293-0214 or .



Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas (ECFLV) is continuing to accept donations of new and gently used laptops and new professional business attire for students the entire month of August before the 2011 fall semester begins.

While ECFLV offers financial assistance through scholarships, many of these students do not have the resources to purchase laptops and other necessities, such as appropriate attire for professional networking functions.

“The majority of students within our scholarship program do not have their own computer, or even professional attire to wear to a job interview,” said Kevin Dimond, president of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. “While our program provides funding for tuition, books and fees; there is still much more that our students need to be successful. Plus, this is an opportunity for our community to come together to help benefit the education of these bright, young students.

Sting Systems, a local leading provider of advanced security and monitoring systems, is donating services to repair and uncover any operating system issues, remove viruses and spyware, and optimize all student laptops for improved performance.

ECFLV will collect laptops and new professional business attire donations for the month of July at the following locations in the Las Vegas Valley. Any remaining clothing and laptops will be re-donated to other children’s and educational foundations by the Epicurean Charitable Foundation.

Epicurean Charitable Foundation (central):
6765 S. Eastern Ave.
Suite 1
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 932-5098

Wicked Creative (west):
6149 South Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nev. 89118
Phone: (702) 868-4545

Sting Systems (Henderson):
5 Longevity Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: (866) 847-8464

Comprised of more than 40 of Las Vegas’ top food and beverage executives, the Epicurean Charitable Foundation not only awards students with scholarship funds to attend any four-year accredited university of their choice, it also provides mentorship throughout each student’s college career and helps to place the students in internships and jobs.  2011 marks the tenth year of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation and in its tenure the foundation has provided nearly one million dollars to local scholars and also more than one million dollars in charitable community grants to such organizations as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, UNLV Rebel Athletic Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Nevada Cancer Institute.  The Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas can be reached 702-932-5098 or by visiting Become a friend on Facebook: or follow ECFLV on Twitter:



Event recap – great images from Flightlinez benefit for Opportunity Village

Yesterday, donned in scarves made by Opportunity Village, the “Official Elvis of Las Vegas” Jesse Garon and Elvis Roland August kicked off the ‘For the Love of Art’ fundraiser at Fremont Street Experience put on by Flightlinez zipline ride, benefitting Opportunity Village. The event featured the beautiful scarves made by citizens of Opportunity Village, along with baked goods from their culinary program that were all for sale. Emergency Arts also provided artwork for sale and had demonstrations by live artists throughout the day.

The connection to Elvis? Many people don’t know that Opportunity Village made every scarf that Elvis gave away from the stage as well as other items for the King of Rock and Roll. Full story below!

The event hosted more than a thousand riders and raised just under $20,000 for the charity. Flightlinez has been doing monthly charitable events since February, giving back more than $125,000 to local charities.

Elvis Fly: Jesse Garon and Roland August on the zipline


Opp Village Group with Ian: A group of Opportunity Village (OV) citizens, OV staff, owner of Flightlinez Ian Green (far left in harness), Emergency Arts and Flightlinez event staff



Elvis Prep: The flying Elvi prepare to zipline


Emergency Arts: An artist from Emergency Arts performs live painting during the For the Love of Art event
OV Fly: A citizen of Opportunity Village ziplines

For the Love of Art event to benefit Opportunity Village at Flightlinez downtown



For the Love of Art
Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to hold fundraiser for Opportunity Village – with arts, crafts and cookies for sale, proceeds of event to benefit arts program


Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience, Opportunity Village and Emergency Arts.

Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will hold an event to fund arts programs at Las Vegas’ own Opportunity Village where 100% of proceeds from a day of zipline rides will be donated to the charity. For the Love of Art will be a daylong event feature an art fair by citizens of Opportunity Village and local artists with Emergency Arts. All proceeds from zipline rides and a portion of proceeds from the art work sold will benefit the Art Enrichment Program of Opportunity Village. The art program includes Fine Art, Music, Dance, and Theater. The charity’s signature cookies will also be for sale, freshly made by the campus’ Culinary Training Program.
In addition to traditional artwork, scarves made by the Art Enrichment Program will also be on display. There is a great Opportunity Village connection with Elvis Presley that many people don’t know…In the late ’60s Elvis Presley’s manager, Colonel Parker, came to Opportunity Village for a tour and noticed that the citizens in the Employment Resource Center were working on sewing contracts. Colonel Parker then contracted the charity to sew all of Elvis’ scarves that he would kiss and throw out to his audience. Opportunity Village soon became the “official manufacturer of the Elvis Presley Scarves.”Every scarf that Elvis gave away from stage came from Opportunity Village and were shipped to Elvis across the world. Elvis himself even visited the charity. Additionally, Opportunity Village made all of the “Elvis Live at the Hilton” promotional buttons and the ribbons that were on the hound dogs sold at the Elvis performances and in his gift shop at the Las Vegas Hilton. The Art Enrichment Program at Opportunity Village, makes scarves using silk as a medium for artistic expression and their many special artists have created beautiful scarves at Opportunity Village ever since.
Scarves range from $15 to $300 and will also be part of the art display during the event.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience are committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. In June, Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience donated nearly $18,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and have donated more than $100,000 to local charities and community groups since launching the new charitable initiative in February.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Noon until midnight

*Special photo opportunity – at noon, rides will commence with a special appearance by Elvis impersonator Jesse Garon, and other Elvis impersonators, to kick off the fun-filled day.

Noon until 6 p.m. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15
6 p.m. until midnight Flightlinez Zipline rides are $20

Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, Nev.

Flightlinez owns and operates the zipline ride attraction located at the Fremont Street Experience and continuously puts forth fundraising efforts to support charities and worthwhile causes in Las Vegas. For more information on Flightlinez, please visit

Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 and is a local not-for-profit organization serving people in our community with intellectual disabilities and their families. Opportunity Village provides vocational assessment, training, employment and social recreation programs and services that enable them to be more productive and socially integrated into the community. Opportunity Village is 80% self-funded and saves Nevada taxpayers $22 million a year through fiscal responsibility and hard work. Opportunity Village serves 1,700 individuals daily and is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities. In 2010, Opportunity Village paid over $4 million in wages to people many consider unemployable.


Flying for Funds fundraiser to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience set to hold “Flying for Funds”
fundraiser to keep kids in school
Zipline attraction to provide all proceeds from event to education program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas

Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience and the
Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.

Dulcinea Almazan, president/CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, will be available for interviews along with a Flightlinez representative.

Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will hold a “Flying for Funds” fundraiser from noon until midnight with proceeds from all zipline rides benefitting the “Be Great: Graduate” program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.

The “Be Great: Graduate” program is designed with middle school aged members in mind and aims to enhance each Club member’s engagement with learning by providing consistent support from caring and trusted adults in developing the academic, emotional and social skills needed to achieve academic success and identify youth at risk of dropping out of school.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience are committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. They are excited to be continuing their ongoing partnership with the community by pairing with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas for this special event.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Noon until midnight

Noon until 6 p.m. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15
6 p.m. until midnight Flightlinez Zipline rides are $20

Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, Nev.

Flightlinez operates the zipline ride attraction located at the Fremont Street Experience and continuously puts forth fundraising efforts to support charities and worthwhile causes in Las Vegas. For more information on Flightlinez, please visit

Started in 1961, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas currently serves more than 14,000 youth ages five –18 in eight facilities throughout the Valley. With the belief that every child has the potential to “be great,” the Clubs’ full-time professional staff emphasizes character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas at 702-367-2582 or visit