Riviera Hotel & Casino To Honor Wounded Warrior
Auti Angel from the Sundance Channel’s TV Series “Push Girls” to be Guest Speaker at event
Riviera Hotel & Casino, together with event partners CoachLift Sales and COP 4×4 School of Automotive Excellence, will honor wounded warrior Jace Badia and family on Thursday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Riviera public parking lot located at the Riviera entrance off Riviera Blvd. (by the Riviera Convention Center) and will feature guest speaker Auti Angel from the Sundance Channel’s TV show “Push Girls”, a reality show about four women who have been paralyzed by illness or accident and are now wheelchair-bound. The Riviera and event partners have built a loaded Jeep for Badia and his family to drive home in.
Badia lost a leg and battled other injuries while in Afghanistan in 2006. He spent 29 months recuperating at Walter Reed Hospital before returning to active duty in Iraq and Kuwait. Badia has received two Purple Hearts, three Army Commendations and one Army Achievement, plus a host of other awards.
“Our nations heroes fight for our right to freedom every day of the week,” says Ryan Wilson, CEO at CoachLift Sales. “It gives us great pleasure to be able to give back to the Badia Family for all of their sacrifices. Everybody is welcome to the Riviera Hotel and Casino to greet and congratulate the deserving recipient!”
Badia’s application was selected by the event sponsors from a pool of submissions by soldiers also wounded in service to our country. The jeep will be specially painted by Tom Prewitt from Department of Customz, retrofitted with appropriate hand controls, provided by The Ability Center and a CoachLift person lift provided by CoachLift Sales so Badia can once again experience the joys of mobility.
Rugged Ridge has customized the Jeep with a laundry list of after-market features, including: Performance Vented Hood, Hood Catch Black, XHD Base Winch, XHD Short Caps, XHD Stinger, XHD Rear Bumper, XHD Tire Carrier, Tire Carrier Linkage, RRC Rock Sliders, 10,500 lbs Performance Winch, 30,000 lbs Recovery Kit, XHD Snorkel with Pre-Filter, Hurricane Fender Flares, 4” Lift Kit with Shocks, Drop Pitman Arm, Inverted Drag Link, Adjustable Track Bar, Extended Stainless Steel Braided Brake Hose, Drakon Wheels Gun Metal Gray, Exhaust System, Exhaust Spacer Kit, Floor Liner Front, Floor Liner Rear, Cargo Liner, A-Pillar 4 Switch Pod Kit, Rear Seat Organizer, Overhead Storage, Neoprene Grab Handles, Grab Handle 5 Piece Kit, Center Console Armrest Pad, Neoprene, Cargo Seat Covers, and a Windshield Decal.
The Riviera is providing lodging for Badia and his family during their stay. Other sponsors for the event include Vegas 4X4, Offroad, Airlutions, GR8TOPS, COP 4X4 School of Automotive Excellence, CoachLift Sales and several others. For more information on CoachLift Sales visit www.coachliftsales.com.
About The Riviera Hotel & Casino
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With more than 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features more than 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games along with award winning entertainment and a variety of dining options. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.