Reckless In Vegas Ante Up Collective Raises $2,000 for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in August, Announces September Program Sponsors

Left: JoLae Brandt-Shapiro, choreographer/dancer, Reckless In Vegas; center: Michael Shapiro,
leader, Reckless In Vegas; right: Agnes Roux, dancer, Reckless In Vegas.

(Photo credit: Jerry Metellus)


Program Connects Southern Nevada Businesses with Local Charities


Reckless In Vegas, the high-energy alt-rock band where Vintage Vegas Meets Rock ‘n’ Roll, is partnering with local businesses to help raise funds for deserving non-profits through Ante Up, a collaborative community give back program created to connect Southern Nevada businesses to local charities. Thanks to August’s Ante Up program sponsor Cornerstone Wealth Management, $2,000 was raised for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. This month, the Ante Up program announces Sklar Williams PLLC and Juice Bar as its September sponsors. To raise additional funds for St. Jude’s in September, Sklar Williams PLLC will donate $1,500 and Juice Bar will donate $1,000.

As one Reckless In Vegas’s partner charities, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children transforms the lives of abused and at-risk children, young adults and families. The organization currently provides programs such as foster care services, homeless youth services, child sex trafficking services and other support services, including educational support, clinical services, job training, discharge services and post-secondary education scholarships.

“We are so thankful the Ante Up Collective has been able to partner with so many generous businesses in Southern Nevada such as Cornerstone Wealth Management, Sklar Williams PLLC and Juice Bar,” said Michael Shapiro, band founder, Reckless In Vegas. “Through these impactful community partnerships, we are able to make a significant difference for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.”

For more information or to learn how to become an Ante Up sponsor, interested businesses should contact Reckless In Vegas at [email protected] or (702) 508-6382.

Reckless In Vegas offers a Modern Twist on Vintage Vegas with exhilarating original renditions of beloved classics by the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley and more. The power trio comprised of Michael Shapiro (band founder, lead vocals, guitar), Jack E. Roth (drums) and Chris Nichols (bass, vocals), brings high-energy performances to its summer residency inside the SAHARA Las Vegas Theatre. Whether audiences remember the swinging Vegas lounge era days or were born much later, Reckless In Vegas brings something for everyone. Video montages, dialogue, humor, modern hard-rocking grooves and tender moments of balladry combine to create a truly original take on this classic genre. For more information on Reckless In Vegas or its residency at SAHARA Las Vegas, visit or follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,613 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, AZILO Ultra Pool, two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, Infinity – a premium gaming lounge, The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; famed Philadelphia sports bar Chickie’s & Pete’s; The Noodle Den from renowned Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin; CASBAR Lounge; Uno Más; Prendi; The Tangier; Zeffer’s and, coming soon, James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Balla. SAHARA Las Vegas is also proud to serve as home to MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing Tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, which gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit and stay connected on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

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Reckless In Vegas Ante Up Collective Raises $2,000 for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in August, Announces September Program Sponsors
Reckless In Vegas Ante Up Collective Raises $2,000 for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in August, Announces September Program Sponsors