Derek Stevens and the D Las Vegas Donate $100k to Lil’ Knights Cross-Ice Program

 

DEREK STEVENS AND THE D LAS VEGAS DONATE $100K TO LIL’ KNIGHTS CROSS-ICE PROGRAM

Downtown Las Vegas CEO Makes Contribution to Youth Hockey Organization During Jan. 21 Vegas Golden Knights Game

Kerry Bubolz, Derek Stevens & Nicole Parthum

Photo Credit: Jeff Bottari/Vegas Golden Knights

 

Before the January 21 Vegas Golden Knights game at T-Mobile Arena, Downtown Las Vegas CEO Derek Stevens presented a donation of $100k to the Lil’ Knights Cross-Ice Program on behalf of his property, the D Las Vegas. An official partner of the team and a proponent for youth sports in the Las Vegas Valley, Stevens’ contribution will continue to bring hockey dreams to life for the developing players in our city. To date, 1,307 players have enrolled in the program at one of Vegas Golden Knight’s three partner rinks.

 

Stevens – decked out in a custom-made Vegas Golden Knights jacket – took to the ice with his wife, Nicole, to give a giant check to Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. The Lil’ Knights Cross-Ice Program is an all year round introductory hockey program for skaters ages four and up. The program is for kids who have completed the Skating Academy and are ready to learn the fundamentals and team elements related to the exciting game of ice hockey.

 

the D is the official Downtown Las Vegas partner for the Vegas Golden Knights, which includes hosting their annual Fan Fest; throwing thrilling viewing parties at LONGBAR at the D and Downtown Las Vegas Events Center; and holding various player appearances and special events throughout the season.

 

ABOUT THE D LAS VEGAS

the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with Downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The Showroom at the D Las Vegas features outstanding entertainment ranging from award-winning dinner theater and Broadway productions to music, comedy and more. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.

Sighting: Vegas Golden Knights Takeover Andiamo Italian Steakhouse

 

On Wednesday, September 19, the beloved Vegas Golden Knights athletes visited Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at the D Las Vegas to celebrate a highly-anticipated upcoming hockey season. Greeting hundreds of fans earlier that day at their Fan Fest at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, the players were joined by their significant others for a fun-filled feast with CEO Derek Stevens.

 

Arriving in the D branded stretch limos and armored truck, the group chowed down on meatballs, calamari, tableside Caesar salad, steaks, fish and pasta.

 

Players in attendance included:

Top Row – Jon Merrill, Jake Bischoff, Oscar Lindberg, Nate Schmidt, Colin Miller, Derek Stevens (the D CEO), Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Deryk Engelland, Reilly Smith, Oscar Dansk

 

Bottom Row – Tomas Nosek, Ryan Reaves, Erik Haula, Alex Tuch, Paul Stastny, Max Pacioretty, Cody Eakin, Brayden McNabb, William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, Ryan Carpenter

 

Photos can be found attached.

Photo Credit: the D Las Vegas

Vegas Golden Knights to Host Fan Fest in Partnership with The D Las Vegas and Fremont Street Experience, Jan. 14

 

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS TO HOST FAN FEST
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE D LAS VEGAS
AND FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE, JAN. 14

 

The team and fans to take over Downtown Las Vegas at an
action-packed celebration for the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural season

 

As part of their exclusive downtown partnership with the D Las Vegas, the Vegas Golden Knights will transform Fremont Street Experience into a hockey extravaganza for the team’s first-ever Fan Fest on Sunday, January 14 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Open to the public, the mid-season rally will offer hockey buffs the chance to see their favorite players and celebrate the team’s great start to their inaugural season.

Fans will have the opportunity to interact with the team as they walk a red carpet under Fremont Street Experience’s Viva Vision. Additionally, they can meet the team’s mascot, Chance and try their hand at hockey with shooting cages. The red carpet will begin at Casino Center Blvd., with the main festivities taking place on 3rd Street Stage, located outside the D Las Vegas.

Other special guests will include Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley, the D Las Vegas’ CEO Derek Stevens, Vegas Golden Knights Head Coach Gerard Gallant, and Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. The team’s play-by-play and color broadcasters on AT&T SportsNet, Dave Goucher and Shane Hnidy, will emcee the event. Please note the list of attendees is subject to change.

the D Las Vegas is the official Downtown Las Vegas casino partner of the Vegas Golden Knights and hosts game-day viewing parties all season long at LONGBAR. Furthermore, the iconic Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and is home to the world’s largest single video screen, Viva Vision. It also boasts SlotZilla, a unique zipline attraction that launches riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform.

 

 

ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

 

ABOUT THE D LAS VEGAS:
the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The Showroom at the D Las Vegas features outstanding entertainment ranging from award-winning dinner theater and Broadway productions to music, comedy and more. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.

 

ABOUT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE:
Fremont Street Experience, a seven-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is home to the original Las Vegas Strip and features an open-air promenade of world-class gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and features Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. The one-of-a-kind venue is also home to SlotZilla, the world’s most successful zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750-foot Zoomline, which launches riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy. The destination also houses the newest zombie-themed attraction in Downtown Las Vegas, “Fear the Walking Dead Survival,” a multi-sensory walk-through experience, inspired by AMC’s hit tv series “Fear the Walking Dead™.” With direct pedestrian access to eight of Fremont Street’s world-renowned casino hotels, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 23 million annual visitors. For more information about Fremont Street Experience, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.

CEO Derek Stevens Drops the First Puck at UNLV’s First Home Game

 

On Friday, September 22, the D Las Vegas CEO and owner Derek Stevens dropped the first puck at UNLV’s first hockey home game. Located at the City National Arena, Stevens enjoyed supporting the Rebels; furthering his support of hockey in the city. Earlier this year , Stevens announced the D’s partnership with the Vegas Golden Knights as the official Downtown sponsors of the team. The Knights will host an inaugural fan fest at the D on Tuesday, October 3 that will allow fans to meet the team and reveal their anticipated mascot.

 

Queensrÿche & Dokken Bring Night of Heavy Metal Madness to DLVEC

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER

 

QUEENSRŸCHE AND DOKKEN BRING NIGHT OF HEAVY METAL MADNESS TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER

 

 

Last night, Downtown Las Vegas was rocked as legendary progressive heavy metal group Queensrÿche and special guest Dokken took over the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC).

 

The night kicked off with Derek Stevens, CEO of DLVEC and sister properties the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, welcoming the crowd in a custom Queensrÿche jacket.

 

Dokken took the stage and pumped up the audience with fan favorites such as “Dream Warriors,“ “Breakin the Chains,” and “Alone Again.” The crowd went wild as the men of the hour, Queensrÿche, riled up the center with their hits “Breaking the Silence,” “Silent Ludicity,” “Jet City Woman” and more.

Derek Stevens and Queensryche at DLVEC, 8.30.15 Dokken with Nicole Parthum & Derek Stevens at DLVEC, 8.30.15 Todd La Torre of Queensryche at DLVEC, 8.30.15

Photo Credit: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center/Tom Donoghue

 

About Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 11,000 guests and features state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue plays host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more. The venue is also the first entertainment arena in Las Vegas to accept Bitcoin as currency. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DLVEC.

the D hosts meet&greet with Tropic Beauty Search models, 6.10.14

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Last night, 90 gorgeous Tropic Beauty Model Search contestants took the D Las Vegas by storm, arriving downtown in style in the property’s luxury limo buses to pose for photos and sign autographs for fans – including the D’s owner Derek Stevens, Pawn Stars’ Corey Harrison and the D’s headlining entertainer Frankie Scinta.

Pretty in pink in Tropic Beauty crop tops, the women were runway-ready thanks to sponsoring host Rain Cosmetics as they strut their stuff across 3rd Street Stage, posed for photos at the D’s LONGBAR and signed calendars for crowds of fans on Fremont Street Experience.

Hailing from across the globe, the stunning models are in Vegas this week to compete for the crown of Miss Tropic Beauty – and a lucrative modeling contract. The women also enjoyed zip-line rides on Slotzilla, soaring high above Fremont Street – a perfect opportunity to let loose and have some fun before the fierce competition is underway this week.

Photo credit: Donoghue

NEW DATE: Golden Gate Hosts Viewing Party and Meet & Greet for Debut on SyFy Channel’s Naked Vegas, Tues. Nov 12

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NEW DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

 GOLDEN GATE HOSTS VIEWING PARTY AND MEET & GREET FOR DEBUT ON SYFY CHANNEL’S ‘NAKED VEGAS’ TUESDAY, NOV. 12

 

WHAT: Golden Gate Hotel & Casino invites guests to join them for a viewing party Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. as the hotel makes its SyFy Channel debut on the sexy new show ‘Naked Vegas– a docu-series following five renowned body paint artists in Las Vegas as they take on some of the most challenging, intricate, and unique body paint jobs imaginable.

In the series’ second-ever episode, Golden Gate executives call upon the Naked Vegas team to imagine the impossible and create incredible painted displays on live models, who camouflage seamlessly into the casino’s walls and surprise its VIP guests.

Before the show airs, friends and fans will have the opportunity to meet CEO & Co-owner Derek Stevens and Executive Casino Host Whitney Godard, who star in the episode. At 9 p.m. PST, the episode will be broadcast on multiple flat screens throughout the casino.

Throughout the evening, Golden Gate’s gorgeous bikini bartenders will serve specialty drinks including the “Naked Vegas Camo,” a flavorful mix of crème de menthe green, Kahlua and crème de cacao dark that blend to create a camouflage look inspired by the episode’s theme.

Golden Gate invites fans unable to attend the Nov. 12 festivities to tune in to the SyFy Channel from home at 9 p.m. to see Las Vegas’ original as they never have before.

WHO:              
Co-owner and CEO Derek Stevens
Executive Casino Host, Whitney Godard

WHEN:            
*PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE*
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Meet & Greet with Derek Stevens & Whitney Godard at 8 p.m.
Episode Premiere at 10 p.m.

WHERE:          
Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
1 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

About Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
The Golden Gate is Las Vegas’ most historic hotel and casino, opening in 1906 at One Fremont Street.  Its legacy spans the birth of Las Vegas, the Roaring 20s and the Rat Pack era. The Golden Gate recently completed its first major expansion in 50 years, adding a 35,000-square-foot luxury tower with 16 suites, an expanded gaming floor and a new lobby. The result is an intimate, boutique hotel/casino that is energetic and contemporary, yet preserves its historic character.