CRISS ANGEL PLEDGES $1,000 FOR EACH RAIDERS DRAFT PICK, MATCHING GM MIKE MAYOCK’S DONATION TO CORONAVIRUS RELIEF
The Mindfreak will donate to the Clark County Delivering with Dignity program
With the start of the NFL Draft amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Criss Angel has pledged to match Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock’s donation of $1,000 for each NFL Draft pick the team makes for the upcoming season, to COVID-19 related community assistance. Following the three-day event, the illusionist’s charitable donation will be made to the Clark County “Delivering with Dignity” program, assisting those who are financially unable to meet their food needs during these unprecedented times.
“Las Vegas has been deeply impacted by the Coronavirus and its effects on the economy, so it’s important we stand together as a community and help those in need during this time of uncertainty,” said Criss. “I was so inspired by Mike Mayock’s generous donation and I’m humbled to join the Raiders in their mission to aid Coronavirus relief.”
The Clark County Delivering with Dignity program, helmed by Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick and community partners, is an emergency response system to provide meals to Clark County’s most vulnerable residents. Nonprofit agencies are identifying clients who most need the program and are at the highest risk for being exposed to COVID-19 if they leave their homes, following the CDC guidelines.
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About Criss Angel
For more than a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. From his role as star, creator, executive producer and director of Criss Angel MINDFREAK on A&E, to countless critically acclaimed television specials, best-selling books, top-grossing retail products, sold-out touring shows and more, Criss is the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era.
His acclaimed series MINDFREAK on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any magic show ever. His decade-long live show residency at Luxor Las Vegas was hailed as the “#1 Best-selling Magic Show in Las Vegas” (Extra) and generated $150 million in revenue in 2010 as reported by Newsweek (more than any other magician ever).
Angel is also the most watched magician in television and internet history, a YouTube sensation. His “Walk on Water” clip has generated over 60 million views alone, and all of his clips combined have generated more than 500 million views. Criss has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with almost 7 million followers.
In 2017, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Criss with the 2,615th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was dedicated at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard next to the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and across the street from the star of Houdini.
Criss has been named “Magician of the Year” an unprecedented six times, was the youngest magician inducted into the International Magicians Society Hall of Fame, was named the first recipient of “Magician of the Decade,” as well as “Magician of the Century” and “Innovator of the Decade.” Most recently, Angel was given the highest honor in the magical arts – the Lifetime Achievement Award from the largest and most prestigious magic organization in the world (the nearly one hundred-year-old International Brotherhood of Magicians). It has only been given five times in the IBM’s history, and Criss is the youngest artist ever to receive it and the only magician performing today that has been presented with this award. Angel is also the recipient of the “The Greatest of All Time” award, presented by VANISH Magazine (the world’s largest magic publication).
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