HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAKE TAHOE ANNOUNCES
INAUGURAL K9 & CAYMUS 5K IN HONOR OF SCOTT MENKE
The scenic fun run takes place Sunday, Aug. 29 and 100% of proceeds will benefit Noah’s Animal House
On Sunday, Aug 29, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will host the inaugural K9 & Caymus 5K in honor of the late Scott Menke and benefitting Noah’s Animal House. Following the 5k, participants are invited to attend a barbecue lunch featuring Caymus wine and other refreshments on Hard Rock Lake Tahoe’s pool deck.
Those close to Menke know he held a deep love for animals, especially his dog Gracie. 100% of the proceeds from the K9 & Caymus 5K will benefit Noah’s Animal House. The non-profit organization is dedicated to protecting pets of domestic violence victims, providing the best possible care to animals in need.
“Scott Menke continues to be remembered as an amazing friend, colleague, and philanthropist,” said Eric Barbaro, executive director of marketing for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. “We are grateful to host this inaugural event in support of a cause that meant so much to Scott, and we will continue to honor him and the incredible impact he has had on our community.”
Menke was a hospitality visionary, with deep ties in both southern and northern Nevada. As CEO and co-founder of Paragon Gaming, Menke’s leadership and integrity is remembered by those who knew him. His friends and family continue to honor his legacy through various philanthropic endeavors.
There is a $50 registration fee per participant. Dogs are welcome to run with their owners and must be listed on the entry form. All ages are welcome. For more information and to register a team click here. To donate, click here.
ABOUT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAKE TAHOE:
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is a fully integrated gaming establishment set between picturesque Lake Tahoe and the impressive Sierra Nevada Mountains, providing year-round enjoyment. The fully renovated property, owned by Paragon Gaming, reopened in 2015 with 539-rooms featuring balconies and Jacuzzi tubs, a 25,000 plus square-foot casino, world-famous retail store, multiple restaurants and bars, and an assortment of live-entertainment both indoors and out.
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ABOUT PARAGON GAMING:
Paragon Gaming and its affiliates are one of North America’s leading destination resort developers. Established in 2000, Paragon Gaming heads landmark projects throughout North America, with special emphasis on developing and operating gaming destinations. Current projects include ownership and management of Hard Rock Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino, a fully integrated gaming resort set between picturesque Lake Tahoe and the impressive Sierra Nevada Mountains providing year-round enjoyment; and casino management of OYO Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, 30,000-square feet of action-packed and themed gaming floor. The vast range of expertise allows Paragon Gaming to pursue multiple ventures and provides the necessary services to its various partners and projects.
ABOUT HARD ROCK®:
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 239 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2021, Hard Rock International was awarded the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry by Forbes and also designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. In 2020, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity and a Top Employer for Women. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos also received first place ranking in the 2020 Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group. In addition, Hard Rock Hotels was named one of the top performing hotel brands in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the second consecutive year. Hard Rock destinations are located in international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, Global Gaming’s 2020 Property of the Year. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.