Zero Gravity Corporation Announces 2020 Flight Schedule

 

ZERO GRAVITY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2020 FLIGHT SCHEDULE
Weightless flights planned across the country

 Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) has released its 2020 flight schedule set to bring weightless experiences to eager flyers across the country. The 12-city tour will include Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New England, New York City, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.

“We are excited to continue offering these incredible moments for flyers who want a taste of outer space adventure,” said Matt Gohd, ZERO-G CEO. “Whether you’re floating through the airplane cabin like Superman or flipping like a gymnast, it’s a moment our guests won’t soon forget.”

As the consumer space race heats up and interest in commercial space travel deepens, the flights offered by ZERO-G continue to be the only FAA-approved opportunities in the U.S. for individuals to experience true weightlessness without actually going to space. At a fraction of the cost of consumer space flights in development, ZERO-G is paving the way for the general public to enjoy the wonders of interstellar travel.

Each ZERO-G mission is designed for maximum fun. The aircraft’s interior is a zero-gravity playroom, complete with padded floors and walls and video cameras to record the unforgettable moments. When experiencing zero gravity, guests can fly the length of an airplane cabin, pour water in the air and watch the droplets hover before their eyes, release a handful of M&M’s and chase them down like a game of human Pac-Man, and enjoy 10-times more hang-time than the world’s best basketball player.

Valued at $5,400 per person, the ZERO-G experience includes breakfast, flight training, 15 periods of weightlessness, a ZERO-G flight suit, ZERO-G merchandise, a Regravitation Lunch Celebration, certificate of weightless completion and photos and video to remember this thrilling experience.

The full 2020 schedule can be found below:

  • Atlanta – March 21
  • Austin – April 4; October 3
  • Houston – March 28; June 6; November 7
  • Las Vegas – February 8; April 25; August 15; October 31
  • Los Angeles – February 15; April 18; June 27; July 25; October 24
  • Miami – February 29; March 7; May 23; August 29; November 21
  • New England – May 3
  • New York – May 9; September 26
  • Orlando – February 22; May 30; September 12; November 14
  • San Francisco – April 11; June 13; August 1; October 17
  • Seattle – June 20; August 8; October 10
  • Washington D.C. – May 16; September 19

Since operating its first commercial flight in 2004, ZERO-G has given more than 17,000 flyers the opportunity to feel true weightlessness while providing incredible experiences in 27 cities across the country. It has also hosted an impressive collection of celebrities and scientists including Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin, Peter Jackson, George Takei, Justin Bieber, Kate Upton, Martha Stewart, The Osbournes, Ashton Kutcher and many others.

For more information about upcoming flights, please visit www.gozerog.com.

 

About ZERO-G

Zero Gravity Corporation is a privately held space entertainment and tourism company whose mission is to make the excitement and adventure of space accessible to the public.  ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of weightless flight in the U.S. for the general public; entertainment and film industries; corporate and incentive markets; non-profit research and education sectors; and the government. ZERO-G’s attention to detail, excellent service and quality of experience combined with its exciting history has set the foundation for the most exhilarating adventure-based tourism.  For more information about ZERO-G, please visit www.gozerog.com.

The Oak Ridge Boys To Pay Respects To Former First Lady Barbara Bush

The Oak Ridge Boys To Pay Respects
To Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Long-time friends of the Bush family, The Oak Ridge Boys will travel to Houston Saturday to join the celebration of life ceremony.

The Oak Ridge Boys share reflections on their long history with the Bush family.

The Oak Ridge Boys will travel to Houston, Texas Saturday to celebrate the life of Former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush. The Oaks share a long loving history with the Bush family.

The Oak Ridge Boys have shared the Bush’s company almost every year since 1982 when George H.W. Bush was Vice President to Ronald Reagan. President Reagan had invited the group to play at the Congressional barbecue on the lawn of the White House, and that afternoon they saw the Vice President taking long strides toward them.

“I can’t be at the show tonight, fellas,” he said. “But I love The Oak Ridge Boys, so could you sing a few songs before I go?”

Since that time, the Oaks and their wives have been the guests of President and Mrs. Bush at their homes in Kennebunkport and Houston, or on one of the numerous occasions where the Bushes have attended the Oaks’ shows, most often at the Opera House in Galveston, Texas.

They have also been guests at and/or performed at the White House at the behest of the Bushes. During President Bush’s re-election campaign, the group traveled on Air Force One with the First Couple.

From Joe Bonsall’s book On the Road with The Oak Ridge Boys (Harvest House, 2015) — Two events with President Bush #41 are very memorable. Once, while he was President, we were in the Oval Office with him, and he said, “Hey, I have to show you where I listen to you fellows here… I have a new sound set that is just great.”

Well, he leads us to a small private inner office right behind the Oval Office and he turns on the sound. Immediately “Dig A Little Deeper In The Well” blares out of the speakers, and we are all grooving and laughing when I notice the RED PHONE on the desk. I was thinking, ‘Boy, if this rings he will never hear it!’

Then there was the time on the campaign trail that has been chronicled in several books. We were on Air Force One and everyone on the plane knew that the election in 1992 was lost and that the young Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton, would be the next President. Well, President Bush’s son George W. Bush came back to where we were seated and spoke in a soft voice.

“My dad really needs you guys right now… he’s kind of down and really needs a lift,” he said.

He led us to the front of the plane to a version of the Oval Office and there sat the President. We gathered around him and sang “Amazing Grace.” There was not a dry eye on Air Force One as everyone came up to the front as we sang. I will never forget that moment as long as I live. None of us will!

Also from On the Road… George and Barbara Bush have invited The Oak Ridge Boys and our wives to Kennebunkport, Maine many times over the years and for us it is like staying at the world’s greatest bed and breakfast – only much better! The historic vibes alone in this wonderful place is mesmerizing. World leaders of all kinds have met here over many decades and to stand here on this veranda and gaze out over the North Atlantic is always very humbling and thought provoking. We have put on some wonderful private shows for the Bush family and their friends here and as a reward for singing we eat great food and even get to go fishing way off the Maine Coast with #41 on his monster speedboat The Fidelity. As recently as last fall (2014) the four of us were singing in New York State and made a quick swing over to Maine to share a bit of Lobster with the Bushes at Walkers Point. Talk about old friends… These precious people are getting older now as well and I dread the day when I will hear that we have lost them. The greatest memories I have during this life of singing songs are the direct result of our friendship with George and Barbara Bush.

– One time at Walker’s Point a bunch of those Segway things turned up. Everyone was freewheeling all around the grounds when a secret service agent invited me to give it a try. I (Joe) lost control immediately and went head over teakettle right into Barbara Bush’s garden. I really made a mess, too. I ran to my cabin to bandage up and hide from her for almost two hours.

– In late 2013 we were told that CNN Films and The Bush #41 Library and Foundation was putting together a documentary that would show right after the 90th Birthday of George H.W. Bush in June of 2014. Well, a camera crew came to a show and filmed us sitting in a semi-circle telling stories. That night on the show the crew filmed us singing “Amazing Grace” and that was it. Fast forward to June 15, 2014. The film is called “41 on 41,” where the complete story of the 41st President of The United States is revealed through the lens and the story telling of 41 friends. It was magnificent and very moving. I sat in front of my TV and took in every moment, but I’ll tell you as I witnessed the way the documentary flowed I could not envision The Oak Ridge Boys fitting in and we didn’t. As the two-hour film entered the last half hour I really figured that we had ended up on the editing room floor and I was fine with it. I was so honored just to know this man, and I was so moved by the story of this great American. Then with two minutes left I heard my voice saying, “Here is a song for our President George Herbert Walker Bush” and there I was up on the screen. We started to sing “Amazing Grace.” There appeared a full panorama of the Oaks and the script underneath said, ‘The Oak Ridge Boys in a special performance.’ Then the credits rolled as we continued to sing, and I was so overcome with emotion that I wept my eyes out right there on my couch! We were the only music act to appear on “41 on 41,”and we will forever be grateful to CNN Films and The George H.W. Bush Library for including us. AGAIN… we are honored beyond words to once again sing “Amazing Grace” for our President… George Herbert Walker Bush!

Duane Allen shares a fun story about the family’s famous dog Millie:

“We were eating dinner with the Bush family at Kennebunkport… “Millie”, the famous dog, was hanging around me because I had been playing with her. So, I gave her a bite from my food, and Barbara caught me. She asked, “What are you doing? Millie is on a strict diet, and you cannot give her food from the table.” I felt like crawling under the table. What Barbara did not know was this – earlier in the afternoon, I had been out on the deck, watching the ocean and enjoying just being outside. I was drinking sweet iced tea and eating pistachio nuts – throwing the nut shells over the deck wall, down the rocks that led to the ocean. “Millie” had been with me on the deck, and we became good friends quickly. What I did not know was that “Millie” would disappear and go around the deck wall, and eat those pistachio nut shells. I looked around and they were all gone – she had eaten all of those shells. Well, at the dinner table later on, “Millie” had come to me for more treats. I dared not tell Barbara that she had been eating pistachio nut shells all afternoon. I expected that she would get sick or die from those shells. Thank God she just passed them on! Hahahaha! “Barbara, if you are reading this, I am sooooo sorry.” – Duane

Oak Ridge Boys individual notes:

– Texas born Duane Allen campaigned for the young politician in the 1960s. Duane and his college buddies covered areas around northeast Texas with flyers. He was attending Texas A&M at Commerce, Texas:

I did not meet the Bush family in the 60’s. My older brother John Allen was in the House of Representatives and he asked me to place flyers on cars and strip malls all over northeast Texas. My brother was the first person to ever tell me about George Bush. I said to him, “We Allens are Democrats.” My brother John, a Democrat, said, “I know, he is a Republican, but we need to get him elected because he is a good man.” – Duane

– Richard’s wife, Donna, chaired the Bushes’ 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration at the Grand Ole Opry House in 1995. The event was a fundraiser for several charities and attended by the Bush family as well as friends, celebrities, and political dignitaries.

– Barbara Bush not only encouraged Joe to write his parents’ memoir, G.I. Joe & Lillie: A Life of Love & Loyalty (New Leaf Press, 2003), she contributed the Foreword to the book.

– William Lee Golden’s oil painting, entitled Bush Garden, which was inspired by a walk in Mrs. Bush’s garden at Walker’s Point, has been displayed at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.

Lolli & Pops Brings Sweet Delight to Sin City with First Nevada Location at Fashion Show Las Vegas

 

Lolli & Pops Brings Sweet Delight to Sin City

with First Nevada Location

San Francisco-based Purveyor of Sweets to Open at Fashion Show Las Vegas

 

Lolli & Pops (lolliandpops.com), a growing mass-premium candy company, is delighted to announce it will open its first location in Nevada with a brand-new store at Las Vegas’s Fashion Show Las Vegas. Set to debut this month, the new store is the 46th location opened by San Francisco-based Lolli & Pops, which is on schedule to open over 30 more stores across the U.S. by the end of 2018.

For the past five years, Lolli & Pops has been expanding its reach across the country from its first location in Tulsa, OK. Each store offers a thoughtfully curated selection of sweets and treats sourced from around the world. Fashion Show guests will be greeted with a dazzling display of colorful French macarons, marzipan fruits and a gummy bear bar with more than 15 flavors to choose from. The 2,200 square-foot store will stock sweets from famed candy producers and local artisans that will change daily. The charming new store will feature the brand’s iconic old-fashioned sweet shoppe aesthetic — soft mint green walls with gold accents and turn of the century inspired decor, including a calligraphy accented chalkboard. “Magic Maker” staff members will be smartly dressed in bow ties, striped aprons, and straw boater hats. As with every Lolli & Pops location, customers will encounter an elevated shopping experience from start to finish, with personalized attention and care from thoughtful Magic Makers.

“We are thrilled to bring Lolli & Pops to Las Vegas and to be part of the celebrated Fashion Show community,” says Lolli & Pops CEO and founder Sid Gupta. “Our customers love Lolli & Pops because each visit is a delightful experience. Our team is excited to welcome guests and to let them sample our thousands of artisan chocolates, candies, and confections.”

Lolli and Pops’ Fashion Show Las Vegas store will be located at 3200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 and will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

About Lolli & Pops
Lolli & Pops is a premium purveyor of candies and confections, founded by father and son duo Raj and Sid Gupta in 2012 and headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Lolli & Pops distinguishes itself by curating an assortment of high-quality sweets that are packaged thoughtfully and offered with inviting, informative service in quintessential, elevated stores.

Lolli & Pops believes in products that are worth giving, even if they are just for yourself. By sourcing top of the line confections from across the world and presenting them with genuine care, the experience of discovering their unique sweets is just as delightful and inspiring as indulging in them. Each store is designed to immerse customers in the emotional potential of the products Lolli and Pops purveys.

Lolli & Pops strives to reinstate the art of gift giving by creating imaginative products that are as delightful to give as they are to receive. Lolli & Pops aims to create a movement of thoughtfulness through sweets.

With 46 stores nationwide and plans to launch over 30 more by the end of 2018, including a flagship in downtown San Francisco, Lolli & Pops is sharing sweetness and delight with millions of guests around the U.S.

Recently opened locations: Houston, Baltimore, San Antonio, Lancaster, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Kansas City

Coming soon: Las Vegas, Chicago, Durham, Bridgewater (NJ), Houston, Baltimore, Louisville, Des Moines

About Fashion Show
At 2 million square feet, Fashion Show is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip and one of the largest shopping centers in the USA. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Macy’s Men’s, Dillard’s, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Nordstrom and Forever 21, Fashion Show houses an eclectic mix of more than 250 retail boutiques and over two dozen restaurants.

Fashion Show is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.

BGCSNV Members Set Out To Help With Hurricane Harvey Relief

 

 BGCSNV Keystone Club Members Set Out To

Raise Funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston

 

 

Members of the Keystone Club at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV) are pitching in to raise money for their friends at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston who’ve been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

On Friday, September 1, the Keystone Club members from BGCSNV will be at First Friday, the monthly arts festival located in Downtown Las Vegas (South 1st Street & Boulder Ave.) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to collect monetary donations.  All proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston for relief and recovery efforts.   In addition, a donation page has been set up on Crowdrise for anyone wishing to give to this cause – https://tinyurl.com/y79lftxu.

Keystone Club is a program developed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and it provides leadership development opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that operates 14 facilities and two summer outreach programs in Southern Nevada, and serves more than 22,000 youth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands and Summerlin. These Clubhouses offer children ages K-12th grade a variety of daily creative, fun and educational programs. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada works to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Keep up with BGC events and news on Facebook and Twitter. For more information visit www.bgcsnv.org or call 702-367-2582.

 

Andrea Bocelli Announces U.S. Tour Beginning at MGM Grand Garden Arena This December

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Andrea Bocelli Announces U.S. Tour This December 

DATES ANNOUCNED FOR LAS VEGAS, DALLAS, HOUSTON, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND BOSTON  

 ANDREA BOCELLI
This December, legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli will be returning to the U.S. for seven special concert dates in select cities, starting at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday Dec. 3, with additional dates in, Dallas, Houston, New York City, New Jersey and Bocelli’s first appearance in Boston in more than six years. The unique performances will feature a new popular repertoire from Bocelli’s latest album, Cinema along with Bocelli’s beloved repertoire of Arias, love songs, and crossover hits. Bocelli will be joined onstage by conductor Eugene Kohn, guest artist Katharine McPhee and soprano Ana Maria Martinez at each stop on the tour.

American Express card members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Las Vegas show prior to the general public beginning on Monday, March 28 at 10 a.m. PST. General on sale will begin April 4 at 10 a.m. PST. Visit axs.com and andreabocelli.com for more information.

Describing a recent performance, The Morning Call raved, “The purity and precision of Bocelli’s tenor was, indeed, otherworldly,” while The Columbus Dispatch calls the tenor “absolutely amazing.” 

Bocelli’s latest album, Cinema, was released this fall, and highlights a collection of movie songs etched in the culture and hearts of several generations, including epic theme songs featured in films such as “Doctor Zhivago,” “Love Story,” “The Godfather,” “Life is Beautiful,” “Gladiator” and many more. The album includes duets with international superstars Ariana Grande and Nicole Scherzinger. Local PBS affiliates in each tour market will begin airing the television performance of Cinema throughout March, giving fans the opportunity to pledge support to the station and receive great seats to the upcoming 2016 performances.

Thrilling audiences for over 20 years, Andrea Bocelli exploded onto the world’s stage with his hit, “Con te Partiro” (and later it’s arrangement as a duet with Sarah Brightman with the title “Time To Say Goodbye”) and has since sold 80 million records and performed countless worldwide tours. Today, Bocelli is known for being one of the greatest singing talents in the world.

DECEMBER 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

               Date                                       City                           Venue                            General On Sale Date
Saturday, December 3, 2016              Las Vegas, NV       MGM Grand Garden Arena                April 4th
Saturday, December 10, 2016            Dallas, TX             American Airlines Center                   April 4th
Sunday, December 11, 2016              Houston, TX          Toyota Center                                   April 4th
Thursday, December 15, 2016           New York, NY       Madison Square Garden                      March 21st
Saturday, December 17, 2016            Boston, MA           TD Garden                                        April 4th
Sunday, December 18, 2016              Newark, NJ            Prudential Center                              March 21st  

Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Basketball Tournament Delivers College Hoops Action to the Orleans Arena December 22-23

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Delivers College Hoops Action to the Orleans Arena December 22-23

 

WHAT:  
The Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic basketball tournament returns to the Orleans Arena, featuring action-packed college basketball team match-ups. This year teams include Texas Tech, Boise State, Houston, Loyola-Chicago, Abilene Christian, South Carolina State, Southern Utah and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

WHEN:   
Games will take place on Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23, beginning at 12 p.m. Game schedules will be available online closer to event date. This tournament begins prior to the final rounds at the Orleans Arena.

WHERE:     

Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

TICKETS: 

Tournament package prices range from $50 to $110 plus taxes and convenience fees. Two-day packages are currently available; individual tickets and pricing may become available closer to event date. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702-284-7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.

 

Winners in The Best of Silver State Restaurants & Lounges Awards Announced Dec 13

NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION

13,000 VOTES CAST FOR BEST OF SILVER STATE RESTAURANTS & LOUNGES AWARDS
WINNERS ANNOUNCED AND SPECIAL HONOREES FETED ON DEC. 13

More than 13,000 votes have been cast in the Best of Silver State Restaurants & Lounges Awards, and the winners will be revealed at a special ceremony from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Sands Showroom inside The Venetian Las Vegas. Top restaurants, lounges and chefs will be honored at the event, which is sponsored by TMG Entertainment in partnership with the Nevada Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NvRAEF).

The night will begin at 5 p.m. with a silent auction and Champagne reception with passed hors d’oeuvres hosted by The Venetian and Moet Hennessey and the one-hour awards ceremony will commence at 6 p.m. Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse will be a special guest presenter and the awards ceremony hosts will be Dayna Roselli, Nina Radetich, and Robin Leach.

Nominees in seventeen categories were selected by a distinguished nominating committee, comprised of industry professionals and notable figures in the community. The winners were decided by a public vote which closed Dec. 2.

In addition several notables will be honored with special awards. The “Visionary Award” will be presented to Chef Kerry Simon, Sirio Maccioni will receive the “Pioneer Award” and the “Industry Champion Award” will be presented to Alex Stokes.

Tickets to the awards ceremony are $40 and include admission to the Champagne cocktail reception as well as reserved seating for the ceremony. Tickets are available for purchase at www.nvrestaurants.com, or at any Palazzo or Venetian box office. Proceeds from the event benefit NvRAEF’s educational and scholarship programs, such as ProStart, a national high school culinary and restaurant management program that teaches students the skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce or to continue to postsecondary after high school graduation.

 

ABOUT NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association is the leading business association serving the needs of food service operators in Nevada. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, and together with the NvRA Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to promote, protect and educate the restaurant industry, which is comprised of more than 5,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing more than 150,000 people.

ABOUT TMG ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 1991, TMG Entertainment is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Miami, Beverly Hills, Houston and Phoenix. Throughout the last two decades, the name TMG has become synonymous with the creation and development of unique and high-profile signature projects. TMG’s internationally acclaimed projects have earned their reputation as some of the world’s most well-known and respected events.

TMG has produced a wide range of projects from world-class fashion shows to entertainment events and nonprofit projects in Las Vegas, Hollywood, South Beach, Houston, Phoenix, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Venice and many more renowned destinations.

 

 

ABOUT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS®
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino , the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations.  Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features Grand Canal Shoppes® , an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “ Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill,” the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” showroom headliners including Human Nature, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

 

Snowdrop Foundation ~ RUN, WALK OR CRAWL AS MANY LAPS AS YOU CAN IN 55 HOURS

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RUN, WALK OR CRAWL AS MANY LAPS AS YOU CAN IN 55 HOURS
Event raises funds for children with cancer and pediatric cancer survivors

Kevin Kline, morning radio host of The Q Morning Zoo on Houston’s The New 93Q, and president of Snowdrop Foundation, announces the first of its kind in Texas, Snowdrop ULTRA 55 hour Race/Relay. The Texas State Flag will be flown over the Texas Capitol on January 1, 2014 in honor of Snowdrop Ultra 55 Race/Relay for raising awareness for childhood cancer.

Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race/Relay starts on Dec. 30, 2013 and ends on Jan. 1, 2014 at Memorial Park in Sugar Land, Texas. The course is a flat .75 mile loop on crushed gravel. This event is open to individuals or teams of up to 10 runners.

Through this charity sporting event, thousands of dollars will be raised to provide college scholarships for childhood cancer patients and survivors, as well as provide pediatric cancer research dollars to Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the largest pediatric cancer center in the nation.

“The volunteers for the Snowdrop Ultra 55 Hour Race/Relay want to make this event fun for everyone, including spectators,” Kline explains. “We hope this event will bring people out to participate or donate for these amazing kids.”

The Snowdrop ULTRA 55 hour Race/Relay offers custom belt buckles to all solo (non-team registered) runners who cover at least 100 miles. An overall individual fundraising champion wins a trip to Hawaii, while the solo registrant that runs the most miles will be headed to Cancun for seven nights.

For more information and to sign up go to www.snowdropfoundation.org

Some of Kevin Kline’s achievements include:

  •  Completed a 482 mile, 13-day solo run across Texas which raised over $200,000 and is featured in the award winning documentary, “Dear Chelsey.” www.dearchelsey.com
  •  Ran 24 hours continuously on a treadmill and then another 13.1 miles to Texas Children’s Cancer Center; for a total of 90.15 miles
  •  Ran 62 miles per day for 7 days then 15 miles into Texas Children’s Cancer Center
  •  Climbed 62,000 stadium stairs and then ran 18 miles to Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Kline has been recognized by Runner’s World Magazine, GQ Magazine and People Magazine. In 2012, he was awarded the Children’s Miracle Network Radio Supporter of the Year, inducted into the Energizer “Keep Going Hall of Fame” in 2011, was chosen the 2012 Man of the Year by Fort Bend Focus Magazine and was recently named a 2013 Ching’s Champion for community excellence created by Houston’s soccer great-philanthropist Brian Ching.

About Snowdrop Foundation
The Snowdrop Foundation provides scholarships for college-bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors while raising awareness and funding for continued research to cure childhood cancer. For more information, visit www.snowdropfoundation.org.

 

About Texas Children’s Cancer & Hematology Centers
Texas Children’s Cancer Center is an internationally recognized center of excellence for pediatric hematology/oncology care and is the largest program of its kind in the U.S. Housed within Texas Children’s Hospital; the facility is totally dedicated, equipped and staffed to care for children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders.  For more information, visit www.texaschildrens.org or www.texaschildrenshospital.org/cancer.

HOUSTON RADIO HOST KEVIN KLINE ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS 62,000 STEP STAIR RUN

HOUSTON RADIO HOST KEVIN KLINE ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS 62,000 STEP STAIR RUN

Kevin Kline, Houston morning radio host on The New 93Q, will attempt to run 62,000 Stairs at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball teamin Sugarland, TX.  Upon completing his stair run, Kline will then run 18 miles into Texas Children’s Cancer Center.  Step Up to Cure Kid’s Cancer happens onDecember 31, 2012 and kicks off with a children’s New Year’s Eve party.  The run ends on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013.  The event is designed to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer patients.

The number 62 is symbolic to Snowdrop Foundation asit stands for the maximum number of beds occupied at any given time by pediatric cancer patients at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. And, while Kevin is the only one scheduled to run 62,000 steps, other runners and 1st responders are encouraged to participate and run/walk stairs to help reach a group goal of 620,000 (10,000 stairs per child).

“I hope Step Up to Cure Kid’s Cancer will inspire people to donate for these amazing kids, and that every step will bring us one step closer to a cure,” said Kline.

“In conjunction with Kevin’s stair run, Snowdrop Foundation will host a children’s New Year’s Eve party,” revealed Executive Director Trish Kline.  Children 12 and are FREE, with a nominal fee of $10 for adults to attend.  The New Year’s party lasts from 3-7pm.

Some of Kline’s achievements include:

53 marathons/ultra-marathons over six years in 25 states as well as in Europe and South Africa

482 mile, 13 day solo run across Texas which raised over $200,000 and is featured in the award winning documentary Dear Chelsey.  www.dearchelsey.com

Ran 24 hours continuously on a treadmill then another 13.1 miles into the Texas Children’s Cancer Center; for a total of 90.15 miles

Ran 100K a day for 7 day then 15 miles into Texas Children’s Cancer Center.

Kline has been recognized by Runner’s World Magazine, GQ Magazine, and People Magazine. He was awarded 2010 Children’s Miracle Network Radio Supporter of the Year, inducted into the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame in 2011 and was recently named 2012 Man of the Year by Fort Bend Focus Magazine.

About Snowdrop Foundation

Provides scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors while raising awareness and funding for continued research to cure childhood cancer.  For more information, visit  www.snowdropfoundation.org.

About Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Texas Children’s Cancer Center is an internationally recognized center of excellence for pediatric hematology/oncology care and is the largest program of its kind in the U.S. Housed within Texas Children’s Hospital; the facility is totally dedicated, equipped and staffed to care for children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders.  For more information, visit www.texaschildrens.org or www.texaschildrenshospital.org/cancer.

 

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