Shriners Hospital for Children Open Hosts Ninth Annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon





Shriners Hospital for Children Open Hosts
Ninth Annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon



Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, invites the women of Las Vegas to ditch their heels and sport their favorite pair of flats at the tournament’s ninth annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. in The Hill at TPC Summerlin.


During the event, guests will enjoy exceptional views of TPC Summerlin from The Hill, a luxurious 10,000 square-foot entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. Guests will enjoy a special meal prepared by Maggiano’s Little Italy – Downtown Summerlin.  Guests will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items with the proceeds directly benefitting the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children nationwide.  The Shriners Hospital for Children is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which provides innovative specialty care to children with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate and burns regardless of a family’s ability to pay.


Mercedes Martinez, host of KLAS “Las Vegas Now” and Mix 94.1 “Mercedes in the Morning” will serve as the mistress of ceremonies. Guests will hear from a mother of a local Shriners Hospitals for Children patient and enjoy a fashion show.


Sponsors supporting this year’s luncheon include Desert Radiologists, Downtown Summerlin, Zappos, Bank of America and more. Kick Off Your Heels planning committee is made up of local Las Vegas women including Krista Darnold of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Terri Maruca of Kirvin Doak Communications, Lisa Motley of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Tanya Murray of ERA Brokers Consolidated, Dulcinea Rongavilla of Cragin-Pike Insurance and Kathy Dyke of Destinations by Design.


Tables for the Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon start at $1,000 and individual tickets are available for $125. To purchase, please visit  For more information contact Rachel Dunn at  Early reservations are encouraged as space is limited.


About Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:
The 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to TPC Summerlin as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 37th consecutive year in this weeklong charitable tournament. Defending champion, Bryson DeChambeau will be one of the many top golfers in the world that will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children® from Sept. 30 – Oct.6 at TPC Summerlin.  For more information, please visit


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About Shriners Hospitals for Children:

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system with locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Our staff is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research, and offering outstanding educational programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Within these broad service lines, many types of care are provided. For example, some locations offer reconstructive plastic surgery, treatment for craniofacial abnormalities or care for sports injuries. Generally, care is provided until age 18, although, in some cases, it may be extended to age 21. All services are provided in a compassionate, family-centered environment. For more information, please visit


By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide. The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 27 countries (90 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to 226 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2018, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $190 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.84 billion. The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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49TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK EVENT – October 1 & 2, 2011

Jennifer Main has been named Featured Artist for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation’s 49th Annual Art in the Park event. Main’s unique style is instantly recognizable for her whimsy and fearless use of vibrant color. “My favorite subjects to paint are my own characters which I create in my mind,” Main says. “I often use them to express a positive message about an aspect of life’s complex journey.”

As a young girl Main discovered she had a strong passion for painting. She began selling her work in galleries at the age of 17 and quickly became one of the top selling artists within the galleries. With growing confidence, hard work, and determination she experienced 13 years as a successful full-time artist. Main’s work is shown in galleries nationally and is available locally at her Las Vegas gallery. Main’s popularity continues to grow worldwide as collectors and fans are drawn to her vibrant art. You can view Jennifer’s work in booth #179 at this year’s Art in the Park event taking place October 1st and 2nd, 2011.

Art in the Park is one of the largest outdoor juried art festivals in the Southwest. The event features more than 320 original artists in the fine art, fine/contemporary craft and traditional craft categories. The festival is Boulder City Hospital Foundation’s signature fundraising event. Proceeds from the event benefit the Boulder City Hospital.

Art in the Park is free to the public, and although Boulder City’s population is just over 16,800, the event draws over 100,000 visitors. The event takes place in beautiful downtown Boulder City, free parking is available throughout the city. Paid parking is available in the old Boulder City Airport parking lot with complimentary shuttle service taking visitors to the event.

2011 sponsors include, First Solar Development, Inc., Desert Radiologists, Mix 94.1, Las Vegas Review-Journal, BLVDS Magazine, Barefoot Wine, Coach America, Red Rock Tents, and Pure Evidence Audio.

Artist applications, program advertisements orders, volunteer forms, photos, maps and additional information is available by visiting  

The Boulder City Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to raise funds for capital equipment and improvements to the non-profit Boulder City Hospital.

To learn more about Art in the Park, Boulder City Hospital or the Boulder City Hospital Foundation, please contact Wendy Adams at (702) 293-0214 or .