Special event with guest appearances to help keep Vegas PBS children’s educational programming on the air













Zipline IN the air to keep children’s educational programming ON the air!

Special guests Curious George, Ricardo Laguna and DJ BABYCHINO,
will make appearances in support of Vegas PBS

WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience, Vegas PBS and special guests including Curious George, BMX pro dirt jumper Ricardo Laguna and DJ BABYCHINO, World’s Youngest DJ.

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate the net proceeds from zipline rides on Monday, June 11 from noon until midnight to Vegas PBS.

Vegas PBS is asking the city for support to fund the children’s educational programming that is so important to many families in our community. The programming, which costs $916 per program hour, is in danger of leaving the airwaves without the proper support.

Facts about Vegas PBS:

 

  • Vegas PBS features 151 hours of PBS KIDS programs including Arthur, Curious George, Sesame Street and SuperWHY!, among others, at a cost of $138,000 annually
  • Sesame Street first aired more than 40 years ago and continues to educate children around the world
  • This summer, Vegas PBS will focus on literacy with 10 weeks of programming featuring reading-related episodes from PBS KIDS series
  • KLVX (Vegas PBS) began broadcasting on March 25, 1968 as Nevada’s first educational and public television station
  • The mission of Vegas PBS is to improve people’s lives by creating and distributing media content that improves health and education, strengthens community institutions, provides universal access to the arts, and fosters civic engagement.

 

Flightlinez is committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. The monthly events have been a great way to put the “fun” back in fundraising for so many charities during these tough economic times. In early 2011, Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience began hosting these monthly events and have donated more than $200,000 to various charities.

 

TIMES:
Monday, June 11, 2012
Noon until midnight

Noon – Curious George will be on-hand to kick off festivities at noon

5 p.m. – Move to the beats of 11-year-old DJ BABYCHINO, World’s Youngest DJ – on hand to kick the party up a notch!

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Ricardo Laguna, BMX pro dirt jumper and television star will be onsite signing autographs.

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

WHERE:
Flightlinez
Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, NV

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
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 www.flightlinezfremont.com or call 702-410-7999.

ABOUT VEGAS PBS:
Dedicated to enriching the lives of those who call Southern Nevada home, Vegas PBS Channel 10 is America’s most watched PBS station on a per capita basis. Five additional channels are available over the air or on cable and satellite including Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot. Vegas PBS expands its television broadcast impact through supplemental materials on Vegas PBS.org, PBSKids.org, PBSKidsGO.org and PBSParents.org.  Vegas PBS also offers extensive online distance education for workforce development and economic diversification through Vegas Virtual Online Education.

Vegas PBS also provides educational resources to teachers including TeacherLine professional development courses and One Place, an educational media service and online curriculum service.  Ready To Learn offers literary and health workshops based on curriculum materials in daytime children’s programs. For more information on programming and services, please visit www.VegasPBS.org, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VegasPBS, or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/VegasPBS.

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