Jersey Boys to kick off the NF Network fundraiser at Flightlinez











Help thousands of families in a quick zip during the NF Hope benefit!

The NF Network and cast of Jersey Boys Las Vegas help raise awareness and money  as supporters zip down the Fremont Street Experience

WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience and NF Network

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate all net revenue from zipline rides on Monday, May 7 from noon to midnight to NF Network.

Neurofibromatosis (NF) Network was founded in 1988 in efforts help families affected by NF. NF is a genetic disorder causing tumors to grow along the nervous system including in the skin, just below the skin, in internal organs and in the brain and spinal cord. An unpredictable disease, it can cause tumors to form on the nerves, sometimes resulting in disfigurement, paralysis, deafness, blindness or cancer. Despite decades of research, there is still no cure for NF, and treatment options are largely inadequate.

Jersey Boys Las Vegas star and NF Network chairperson, Jeff Leibow, knows the value and comfort the NF Network can provide firsthand. “When our daughter, Emma, was first diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, we immediately hit the internet trying to learn what it was.  We found the NF Network.  They were like a ray of sunshine. They guided us to pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons and support groups. They told us what NF was to someone living with the disorder. They calmed us down, and helped us to look forward without the fear. That is why I support them…that is why I am helping raise funds for them…so they can be around to help the next family that calls.”

Facts about NF:

  • NF 1, the most common form occurs 1 out of every 3,000 births

 

  • NF2, occurs 1 out of every 30,000 births

 

  • Schwannomatosis occurs 1 out of every 40,000 births

 

  • NF is more common than cystic fibrosis, Duchene muscular dystrophy &Huntington’s disease combined

 

  • NF can cause symptoms in virtually any organ system in the body

 

  • These tumors can cause a variety of symptoms including severe pain, disfigurement, deformity, brain tumors, blindness, deafness, learning disabilities, memory loss, heart disease, orthopedic problems and in some cases death

 

  • The NF gene controls other pathways which are directly related to most forms of human cancer, cognitive disorders and heart disease affecting over 175 million Americans

 

  • Research in NF also benefits millions of people who suffer from cognitive disorders, cancer and heart disease

 

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 tough economic years. 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, May 7, 2012
Noon until midnight

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 Neurofibromatosis Network:
Neurofibromatosis Network is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. It consists of families affected by NF who are dedicated to advocating for medical research, supporting education of individuals and healthcare providers.  The organization’s investment in NF research has consistently led to new discoveries in NF, as well as many forms of cancer and learning disabilities. For more information on NF Network contact them by phone at (630) 510-1115, by email at admin@nfinc.org, or visit the organization’s website at www.nfnetwork.org.

Dog ambassadors, Nathan Burton and ziplining…Flightlinez teams up with The Animal Foundation for next week’s fundraiser

 








HOLD TIGHT WITH YOUR PAWS FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

The Animal Foundation invites supporters to fly down the Fremont Street Experience and help raise funds for Nevada’s largest animal shelter

Have a great time and be a best friend to man’s best friend

WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience, The Animal Foundation

Representatives of Flightlinez, The Animal Foundation and Dog Ambassadors are available for pre-event interviews and will be on hand for interviews and photo opportunities day-of.

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate all revenues from zipline rides on Wednesday, March 28 from noon to midnight to The Animal Foundation.

The Animal Foundation is a non-profit organization that operates the largest animal shelter in Nevada. Opening its doors in 1978, The Animal Foundation quickly became a haven for homeless, lost, neglected, unwanted and abused animals in Southern Nevada. The Animal Foundation manages and runs an eight acre Las Vegas campus that hosts a multitude of services and provides refuge to 50,000 animals a year. Tirelessly working to educate people of the tragedy of pet overpopulation, The Animal Foundation’s mission is to inspire the community to join the fight against pet overpopulation. Donations will help to feed the animals, provide safe, clean living spaces and of course connect them with loving volunteers that will walk and interact with the animals while they wait to be adopted. Las Vegas’ comic magician, Nathan Burton, who will host the organizations’ Best in Show event Sunday, April 22 at The Orleans Arena, will be onsite to support the event.

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 tough economic years. In early 2011, Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience began hosting these monthly events and have donated more than $200,000 to various charities.

TIMES:
NEXT Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Noon until midnight
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Representatives from The Animal Foundation and Dog Ambassadors will be onsite
7 p.m. – Best in Show host Nathan Burton will be onsite for interviews and photo opportunities along with the Dog Ambassadors

COST:
Noon until 6 p.m. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15
6 p.m. until midnight Flightlinez Zipline rides are $20
All day passes – Supports who purchase an all day pass for $50 will receive one free ticket to Nathan Burton Comedy Magic at Flamingo Las Vegas

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 The Animal Foundation The Animal Foundation is a private, non-profit, multi-service agency dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in the Las Vegas Valley. To promote the humane treatment of animals, The Animal Foundation operates the Valley’s largest open-admission shelter (Lied Animal Shelter), lost and found services, foster home and adoption services, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, an affordable vaccination clinic, and community education.  For more information on The Animal Foundation and the Best in Show event, visit www.animalfoundation.com.

Fight with Flight…Flightlinez holds Jan. fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Take a flight down the Fremont Street Experience while helping to fight cancer
with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Charity’s Team in Training group will lead the charge in the ultimate “fun” fundraiser

 

WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Team In Training (TNT).

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate all revenues from zipline rides on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from noon to midnight to LLS. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have several fundraising initiatives through the year and one of the largest reaching fundraisers is their Team In Training program.

The TNT program was designed to take novice runners and exercisers and prepare them for physical challenges such as marathons and cycling events while raising funds to aide in research of life saving blood cancer treatments. The team is kicking off their spring 2012 TNT in late January and this is a great way for people to help with the kickoff of the season and fundraise in a simple and exhilarating way! The money raised will help with local patient medical costs and research.

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 tough economic years. In early 2011, Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience began hosting these monthly events and have donated nearly $200,000 to various charities. 

TIMES:
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2011
Noon until midnight
 
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, Nev.

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.fremontstreetflightline.com or call 702-410-7999.

 

ABOUT THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.  

Founded in 1949 andheadquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.

 

Flightlinez holds fundraiser next week for locally based leadership group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flying for Today’s Youth…Tomorrow’s Leaders

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience join forces with the Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow

Locally-based leadership organization provides high school students tools and skills to succeed in their educational goals

 

WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience and locally-based organization Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow.

 

Representatives of Flightlinez and Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow, as well as current and past members of the program, will be on hand for interviews. The past members are currently in college or have graduated college with the help of the charity.

 

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate all revenues from zipline rides on Thursday, Dec. 8 from noon to midnight to Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow. Due to lack of funds this year, the charity was forced to cancel an important college tour and other activities, creating a great, immediate need for funds to keep the positivity of this organization moving forward. 

 

Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow is a leadership organization for high school youth that, through positive experiences such as volunteering, community service and tutoring, prepare students to further their academic success by graduating from high school and attending a 4-year college or university. Funds allow the organization to provide much needed services to these students including: setting up community service and volunteer opportunities, scholarships, ACT/SAT training and tutoring in academic studies. 

 

Flightlinez is committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. In early 2011, Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience began hosting these monthly events and have donated nearly $150,000 to local charities. 

 

TIMES:
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
Noon until midnight
 
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, Nev.

 

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.fremontstreetflightline.com.

 

The Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow Youth Organization (www.amdotlv.com) is a Las Vegas-based leadership organization for high school youth. Since its inception in 1995, the Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow Youth Organization has helped to enrich the lives of hundreds of Las Vegas youth. The mission of the program is to mentor youth who want to further their academic success by graduating from high school and attending a 4-year College or University.

 

Young men and women within the organization are provided with positive experiences, while giving back to society, through community service. Some of the services of the organization include volunteering at various shelters and community centers within Las Vegas. Members provide tutoring services to under privileged youths, donate time with the elderly and provide assistance with community outreach.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to hold fundraiser for 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo Toy Drive benefitting Help of Southern Nevada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to hold fundraiser for 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo Toy Drive benefitting Help of Southern Nevada

 

WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience, 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive and Help of Southern Nevada.

 

Representatives of Flightlinez, Help of Southern Nevada and Chet Buchanan and on air personalities from 98.5 KLUC will be on hand to answer questions and get the fun started with the first ever pre-toy drive fundraiser in the 13-year history of the state’s largest toy drive taking place Dec. 1 – 12, 2011.

 

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate all their revenues from zipline rides on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from noon to midnight to the 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo Toy Drive benefitting Help of Southern Nevada.

 

Flightlinez is committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting chartable fundraisers throughout the year. In October, Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience donated nearly $13,000 to Susan G. Komen and have donated more than $120,000 to local charities and community groups since launching the new charitable initiative in February.

 

TIMES:
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
Noon until midnight

 

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, Nev.

 

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.fremontstreetflightline.com.

 

The 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive is the state’s largest toy drive providing Christmas joy to thousands of families since it began 13 years ago. Morning Show DJ Chet Buchanan turned his dream into a reality and years later a single toy drive can collect thousands of bikes, hundreds of thousands of dollars and 10 – 20 grocery trucks full of toys to assist Help of Southern Nevada in providing Christmas to families who would otherwise do without this holiday season. For more information visit www.kluc.com.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to hold fundraiser creating Alyssa Otremba scholarship at Arbor View High School and benefiting The Rape Crisis Center

 

 

 

 

 

Alyssa Scholarship Fund

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to hold fundraiser creating Alyssa Otremba scholarship at Arbor View High School and benefiting The Rape Crisis Center —

 

WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience and The Rape Crisis Center

Representatives of The Rape Crisis Center as well as Flightlinez will be available for interviews. All Arbor View High School students will ride free that day to celebrate Alyssa’s memory. 

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate all their revenues from zipline rides on Wednesday, Sept. 28 to create a minimum $5,000 scholarship at Arbor View High School in Alyssa Otremba’s name to keep her memory alive and will donate the remainder of the day’s proceeds to The Rape Crisis Center. “We had already been working with The Rape Crisis Center to have our September funds benefit their worthwhile efforts and when we heard about Alyssa’s untimely passing we were also very committed to keeping her memory alive. All involved were happy to work together to make the fundraising efforts on this day benefit both causes and create an awareness of the needs in our Las Vegas community,” said Joey Vanas of Flightlinez. 

Flightlinez is committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. In June, Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience donated nearly $18,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and have donated more than $100,000 to local charities and community groups since launching the new charitable initiative in February.

TIMES:
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
Noon until midnight

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, Nev.

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 fremontstreetflightline.com.

 

The Rape Crisis Center provides crisis intervention, advocacy, support, education, and counseling to those affected by sexual violence in Clark County and the Las Vegas area. Advocates are available 24 hrs a day, seven days a week to provide support and answer questions. The center also welcomes calls from partners, family members and friends of rape and sexual victims.

 

Event recap – great images from Flightlinez benefit for Opportunity Village

Yesterday, donned in scarves made by Opportunity Village, the “Official Elvis of Las Vegas” Jesse Garon and MobileMinister.com Elvis Roland August kicked off the ‘For the Love of Art’ fundraiser at Fremont Street Experience put on by Flightlinez zipline ride, benefitting Opportunity Village. The event featured the beautiful scarves made by citizens of Opportunity Village, along with baked goods from their culinary program that were all for sale. Emergency Arts also provided artwork for sale and had demonstrations by live artists throughout the day.

The connection to Elvis? Many people don’t know that Opportunity Village made every scarf that Elvis gave away from the stage as well as other items for the King of Rock and Roll. Full story below!

The event hosted more than a thousand riders and raised just under $20,000 for the charity. Flightlinez has been doing monthly charitable events since February, giving back more than $125,000 to local charities.

Elvis Fly: Jesse Garon and Roland August on the zipline

 

Opp Village Group with Ian: A group of Opportunity Village (OV) citizens, OV staff, owner of Flightlinez Ian Green (far left in harness), Emergency Arts and Flightlinez event staff

 

 

Elvis Prep: The flying Elvi prepare to zipline

 

Emergency Arts: An artist from Emergency Arts performs live painting during the For the Love of Art event
OV Fly: A citizen of Opportunity Village ziplines

For the Love of Art event to benefit Opportunity Village at Flightlinez downtown

 

 

For the Love of Art
Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to hold fundraiser for Opportunity Village – with arts, crafts and cookies for sale, proceeds of event to benefit arts program


WHO:

Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience, Opportunity Village and Emergency Arts.

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will hold an event to fund arts programs at Las Vegas’ own Opportunity Village where 100% of proceeds from a day of zipline rides will be donated to the charity. For the Love of Art will be a daylong event feature an art fair by citizens of Opportunity Village and local artists with Emergency Arts. All proceeds from zipline rides and a portion of proceeds from the art work sold will benefit the Art Enrichment Program of Opportunity Village. The art program includes Fine Art, Music, Dance, and Theater. The charity’s signature cookies will also be for sale, freshly made by the campus’ Culinary Training Program.
In addition to traditional artwork, scarves made by the Art Enrichment Program will also be on display. There is a great Opportunity Village connection with Elvis Presley that many people don’t know…In the late ’60s Elvis Presley’s manager, Colonel Parker, came to Opportunity Village for a tour and noticed that the citizens in the Employment Resource Center were working on sewing contracts. Colonel Parker then contracted the charity to sew all of Elvis’ scarves that he would kiss and throw out to his audience. Opportunity Village soon became the “official manufacturer of the Elvis Presley Scarves.”Every scarf that Elvis gave away from stage came from Opportunity Village and were shipped to Elvis across the world. Elvis himself even visited the charity. Additionally, Opportunity Village made all of the “Elvis Live at the Hilton” promotional buttons and the ribbons that were on the hound dogs sold at the Elvis performances and in his gift shop at the Las Vegas Hilton. The Art Enrichment Program at Opportunity Village, makes scarves using silk as a medium for artistic expression and their many special artists have created beautiful scarves at Opportunity Village ever since.
Scarves range from $15 to $300 and will also be part of the art display during the event.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience are committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. In June, Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience donated nearly $18,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and have donated more than $100,000 to local charities and community groups since launching the new charitable initiative in February.

TIMES:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Noon until midnight

*Special photo opportunity – at noon, rides will commence with a special appearance by Elvis impersonator Jesse Garon, and other Elvis impersonators, to kick off the fun-filled day.

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, Nev.

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.fremontstreetflightline.com.

Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 and is a local not-for-profit organization serving people in our community with intellectual disabilities and their families. Opportunity Village provides vocational assessment, training, employment and social recreation programs and services that enable them to be more productive and socially integrated into the community. Opportunity Village is 80% self-funded and saves Nevada taxpayers $22 million a year through fiscal responsibility and hard work. Opportunity Village serves 1,700 individuals daily and is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities. In 2010, Opportunity Village paid over $4 million in wages to people many consider unemployable.

 

Flying for Funds fundraiser to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience set to hold “Flying for Funds”
fundraiser to keep kids in school
Zipline attraction to provide all proceeds from event to education program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas


WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience and the
Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.

Dulcinea Almazan, president/CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, will be available for interviews along with a Flightlinez representative.

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will hold a “Flying for Funds” fundraiser from noon until midnight with proceeds from all zipline rides benefitting the “Be Great: Graduate” program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.

The “Be Great: Graduate” program is designed with middle school aged members in mind and aims to enhance each Club member’s engagement with learning by providing consistent support from caring and trusted adults in developing the academic, emotional and social skills needed to achieve academic success and identify youth at risk of dropping out of school.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience are committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. They are excited to be continuing their ongoing partnership with the community by pairing with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas for this special event.

TIMES:
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Noon until midnight

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, Nev.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Flightlinez 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 http://www.fremontstreetflightline.com/.

Started in 1961, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas currently serves more than 14,000 youth ages five –18 in eight facilities throughout the Valley. With the belief that every child has the potential to “be great,” the Clubs’ full-time professional staff emphasizes character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas at 702-367-2582 or visit http://www.bgclv.org/.