Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to Host 17th Annual Firefighter Bachelor Auction on Friday, June 9
Auction proceeds to benefit community members through The Burn Survivor Initiative
Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will host its 17th Annual Firefighter Bachelor Auction on Friday, June 9 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas, with a special opening performance by male revue troupe, Aussie Heat.
Southern Nevada’s hottest and most eligible firefighter bachelors will be auctioned off to members of the community during the 17th Annual Firefighter Bachelor Auction. Bachelors will be paired with prize packages including premier hotel stays, a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Las Vegas show tickets, Sundance helicopter tours, golf experiences, spa treatments and much more. All proceeds from the auction will benefit individuals in the community through The Burn Survivor Initiative, a program that provides medical and emotional assistance to local burn survivors following a traumatic experience.
“This event is like no other event we put on. The Firefighter Bachelor Auction is such a fun way to bring the community together for good time benefiting a great cause,” said Nate Pechacek, president of the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation. “We’re changing things up this year and have a few surprises for our guests. We hope to continue with tradition and keep breaking our fundraising goals.”
Sponsors for the event include SLS Las Vegas, W Las Vegas, Preferred Public Relations,
Las Vegas Designated Drivers, LLC, Blue Martini, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country and more.
Tickets start at $40 for females, $80 for men and $80 for couples. Gold and Silver VIP table packages are available and can be purchased at www.theburnfoundation.org. Tickets are limited.
About Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization guided by valley firefighters from Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, North Las Vegas Fire Department, Nellis Fire Department, Henderson Fire Department and National Security Test Site Fire Department, is a charitable organization that reaches out to the Southern Nevada community, as well as the local Red Cross chapter, during catastrophic situations and lends a hand in areas where other organizations are unable to help. The organization provides assistance for sick or injured children through financial aid, clothing and furniture donations. More than 50,000 Las Vegas Valley residents have benefited from the Burn Foundation in the past two years and the organization has raised more than $1,500,000 for the Southern Nevada community since 2003.
Fremont Street Experience Presents the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation a Check for $4,120 Raised from SlotZilla™ Revenue
Fremont Street Experience partnered with the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation for the first SlotZilla Charity Challenge of 2015. On Thursday, Jan. 15 from noon – 6 p.m., 100% of SlotZilla revenue went to the Burn Foundation from everyone that flew on either the lower Zipline ($20) or upper Zoomline ($40). President of Fremont Street Experience, Jeff Victor, and Director of Marketing, Tom Bruny, presented the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation a check for $4,120 on Thursday, Jan. 29.
“We are honored to be giving back to the firefighters of Southern Nevada, especially for all that they do for the community,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “This money will be used to send child burn victims to a camp in Northern Nevada so they can interact with other children and build their self-esteem. We are extremely happy to support this great cause and help out these children in need.”
Fremont Street Experience Presents the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation a Check for $4,120 Raised from SlotZilla Revenue
About SlotZilla™ Zip & Zoom – Vegas Style on the world’s most unique zipline – SlotZilla™ at Fremont Street Experience located in Downtown Las Vegas. SlotZilla combines innovative technology with a dynamic themed concept to transcend a traditional zipline ride, becoming a ground-breaking attraction for the amusement industry. The attraction features two thrill levels, a lower Zipline where flyers travel half the length of Fremont Street Experience in a traditional seated-harness position and an upper Zoomline where flyers are launched in a horizontal “superman” position 1,750 feet across the entire length of Fremont Street Experience. Both levels deliver an experience unique in the world – flying above thousands of people on Fremont Street Experience and under the four-block-long Viva Vision canopy, which is the world’s largest video screen.
SlotZilla is open Sundays through Thursdays from noon to midnight, and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 2 a.m. Flights are $20 for the lower Zipline and $40 for the upper Zoomline. Flight times can be booked in advance at the SlotZilla ticketing, will call & check-in office located at 425 Fremont St., Ste. 160. Advance ticket purchases can also be made online at www.vegasexperience.com or by calling 1-844-ZIPVEGAS. Advance group sales for 20 or more tickets can be made by calling (702) 678-5780 or 1-844-SLOTZILLA. Visit online at www.vegasexperience.com, Facebook: facebook.com/SlotZillaLasVegas, Twitter: @SlotZillaLV, or Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/slotzilla-las-vegas
Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar Hosts Firefighters vs. Police Pizza Challenge in Honor of National Pizza Month
What better way to kick off National Pizza Month in October than with a pizza challenge? Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar is hosting a benefit Pizza Challenge with local firefighters and police. The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation and Friends of Las Vegas Metro Police Foundation have each created a signature pizza that will be featured on the Dom DeMarco’s menu throughout the entire month.
When someone purchases one of the non-profit’s signature pizzas a portion of the sale will be donated to each organization. At then end of the month, the organization with the highest pizza sales will receive an additional 10% donation in addition to the amount raised from Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar.
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation created The Parmesan Red Hot pizza which is a spicy, buffalo chicken pie that contains grilled parmesan crusted chicken, ranch, parmesan, mozzarella and blue cheese crumbles topped with red onions and drizzled with Frank’sÒ Red HotÒ sauce.
Friends of Las Vegas Metro Police Foundation created the Five-0 Meatza Pizza which is a meat lover’s dream that includes pepperoni slices, Dom’s signature Italian sausage, red onions, basil, mozzarella and grana padano cheeses and tangy marinara sauce.
“Anything we can do to give back to our local law enforcement and firefighters is important to us,” said Albert Scalleat, partner of Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar. “This pizza challenge is a fun and exciting way to raise money for two wonderful organizations. We look forward to seeing which organization’s pizza will be the best seller.”
Each 18” Large round will sell for $25 with $5 going directly to the non-profit whose pizza was purchased. Each 12” Small round will sell for $17 with $3 going directly to the corresponding non-profit.
Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar is open seven days a week: Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant caters to everyone with a customized weekday Lunch Dash menu, decadent Sunday Brunch, Happy Hour and children’s menu. For reservations, please call 702-570-7000.
*Photos courtesy of Joe Coomber
About Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar Open in 2011, Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar in Summerlin is blending classic favorites: pizza, wine, craft beer and fresh salads with modern sensibility in a neighborhood environment that radiates personality. Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar’s namesake, Domenico DeMarco is the legendary founder of Di Fara Pizza; a restaurant with a storied Brooklyn, New York history that spans over 45 years and the #1 Zagat Rated New York City Pizza for eight years. The cherished family recipes are still used today and have been entrusted to a new generation in Las Vegas who continue to make the pizzas from scratch with quality imported ingredients and love. Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar is located in Summerlin at 9785 W. Charleston Blvd. and can be found online at www.domdemarcos.com or by calling (702) 570-7000.
About the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation provides assistance to burn victims and their families as well as children at risk that are identified by local fire agencies. The Foundation assists in catastrophic events as a resource to fire agencies and the community and further educates and raises awareness of fire and life safety. For more information on Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, please visit www.theburnfoundation.org.
About the Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Foundation
The Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Foundation is dedicated to supporting the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in its mission to partner with the community to provide outstanding service and protection through prevention, innovation and leadership. Uniting as “Partners With The Community” our LVMPD officers, civilian employees, and volunteers work diligently to keep our neighborhoods safe. Contributions to the Foundation provide critical funding for programs that foster positive community outreach initiatives, pay for unfunded specialized tools and training for LVMPD members, and support community partner programs that help police reduce crime in every neighborhood across our county. www.lvmpdfoundation.org/
Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation Host “Seventies Stayin’ Alive” Karaoke Competition at Rí Rá Las Vegas Dec. 8
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will host a “Seventies Stayin’ Alive” karaoke competition and fundraiser at Rí Rá Las Vegas at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Funds raised from the event will benefit the Burn Foundation’s efforts to assist victims of fire and other catastrophic events.
The authentic Irish pub will take guests back to the iconic decade with a groovy singing competition featuring costumes, drink specials, giveaways and more. The event is open to the public. Those wishing to participate can sign up at www.theburnfoundation.org. Participants and guests are encouraged to don their best 1970s attire as the evening’s Best Dressed will win a prize during the event.
Tickets are available in advance for $25 at www.theburnfoundation.org. Guests may also purchase tickets at the door for $30. Those dressed in 1970s attire will receive a $25 discount on their ticket when purchased at the door.
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation consists of fire department active personnel from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Clark County, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Nellis Fire Departments. The Burn Foundation also works closely with the Burn Unit at UMC hospital in helping to care for these victims, in a joint effort to help those families in need after such a catastrophic event. In the past year, the Burn Foundation has raised approximately $32,000 to assist families confronted with a catastrophic event.
About Rí Rá Las Vegas
Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas. Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850. The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. On the weekends, guests can kick back at Rí Rá Live, where every Friday and Saturday at 11:30 p.m. the best bands in town take the pub’s stage. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas is the 12th pub the trio has opened in the U.S.
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