ARIA Resort & Casino ~ Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational News & Notes – Day One Celebrity Scramble; Sunday Pairings

The first day of the celebrity-only scramble at the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek ended in a two-way tie with Eric Dickerson/Ozzie Smith and Brian Urlacher/Roger Clemens.  The two teams, each led by former NFL and MLB legends, share the lead after shooting a -7 under, 65 at the exclusive Las Vegas course. Currently in third place with a -6 under, 66 is the NFL/MLB duo of Ken Griffey Jr. and Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson. Tournament host Michael Jordan and partner Dwight Feeney are tied for 10th at -1, 71.

The second and final round of the two-person celebrity scramble at Shadow Creek begins Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

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Notable Moments from the Course:

  • The most important part of MJCI is its charitable contributions, which were spotlighted today through multiple check presentations to the tournament’s charity beneficiaries: Make A Wish Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, Cat’s Care and Opportunity Village.
  • Host Michael Jordan enjoyed a festive day on the course highlighted by some legend-worthy shots and an extremely large entourage with more than 25 golf carts in tow. Jordan started the day with a 300-plus-yard tee shot straight down the middle on No. 1, followed it up with a number of good putts throughout the round and excited the crowd on No. 17 with a 40-foot chip-in from the side of the par-3 green. Jordan and teammate Dwight Freeney escaped disaster on the water hole by hitting their tee shot just off the right side of the green.  With the hole on the far left side of the green, Jordan sized up the second shot and chipped the ball approximately one-third of the way to the pin. The ball followed the break in the green, turned left toward the cup and lipped in for a birdie creating a thunderous roar from the huge gallery. It was loud enough to be heard on the 18th tee box up the hill.
  • After Chris Chelios dribbled his tee shot into the water on the very first hole, playing partner Wayne Gretzky walked over to host Michael Jordan and asked, “You gave me Charles Barkley, Jr.?” The crowd roared with laughter and Gretzky had Jordan in stitches.
  • Teasing his teammates because he was so far ahead, Wayne Gretzky lounged on his side pretending to “nap” at hole 18.
  • Brian Baumgartner and Aaron Rodgers started their own tradition, giving each other chest bumps while yelling, “Yes Sir!” after every successful shot on the course.
  • At the par-3 13th hole, a woman celebrating her bachelorette party in Vegas asked Ray Romano to sign her ‘bride-to-be sash’, to which he obliged. Later, Romano hit a solid drive off the 16th hole tee box and celebrated as if it was effortless. Ken Griffey Jr. corroborated, “Now that’s a professional golfer there–picking up the tee while it’s still in the air”
  • In the first foursome of the day, Winky Wright’s playing partner Steve Monroe hit his second shot from the 16th fairway wide right of the green. It nearly clipped the scoreboard and had a volunteer running for cover. He followed up that miscue by hitting his tee shot on the par-3 17th to within two feet of the pin and converted the birdie putt.  Monroe and Wright went on to finish the day with an eagle-3 on the No. 18 par-5.
  • Roger Clemens asked Brian Urlacher, who was wearing a tight fitting shirt, “When did you start wearing mediums?” Urlacher responded, “I’ve been doing 300 crunches a day!” Clemens answered, “Yeah, I’d like to see that!”
  • As Julius Erving signed autographs for two young fans, he called over Vince Coleman to show him the pictures he was signing, depicting a legendary shot of him dunking over an opponent. Vince Coleman started laughing and shouted “Wow, look at those ups!” Dr. J suavely responded with, “Yeah, and I am coming down there.” The group and the fans erupted into laughter.

 

       Official Pairings

Final Round

Sunday April 6, 2014

1st Tee

Group Time

Team

Score

Team

Score

1

9:00

Mike Piazza Marcus Allen +6 Richard Dent Ron Harper +5

2

9:10

Ahmad Rashad Nick Jonas +4 Chris Chelios Wayne   Gretzky +4

3

9:20

Janet Jones-Gretzky Greg   Maddux +4 Jesse Williams Adrian   Young +3

4

9:30

Brandi   Chastain Dan Jansen +2

Paul O’Neill

Mauricio Umansky

+1

5

9:40

Kenny Lofton   Flex Alexander

-1

Bruce Jenner   Penny Hardaway

-1

6

9:50

Alan Thicke Jonathan   Ogden -2 Ray Romano Toni Kukoc -2

7

10:00 Stuart Scott John Smoltz -2 Brian   Baumgartner Aaron Rodgers -3

8

10:10 Julius Erving

Vince Coleman

-3 Winky Wright Steve Monroe -5

9

10:20 Michael Jordan Dwight   Freeney -1 Ken Griffey, Jr. Patrick   Peterson -6

10

10:30 Brian Urlacher Roger   Clemens -7 Eric Dickerson Ozzie   Smith -7

Celebrate 40 Fabulous Years of UNLVino, April 9-12, 2014

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Celebrate 40 Fabulous Years of UNLVino
April 9 – 12, 2014

UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and
Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada reveal events to mark 40th anniversary

Time to celebrate 40 fabulous years! UNLVino returns April 9-12, 2014 with four days of fantastic functions to celebrate its 40th anniversary as Nevada’s original wine event. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 10 at UNLVTickets.com for the time-honored epicurean showcase, which continues Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s mission to raise millions of scholarship dollars for UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.

The 40th UNLVino will be a demonstration in gastronomic excellence as four main events take place across the famed Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. Beverage enthusiasts and foodies alike will sample wines, spirits, craft beers and cuisine prepared by some of the city’s most beloved chefs and mixologists. This year’s events will elevate guests’ experiences, including:

  • Sip & Savor at Spago – Wednesday, April 9: 6 p.m. for VIP; 7 p.m. for GA

The second annual celebrated fundraiser – Sip & Savor – joins the roster of the 40th annual UNLVino as world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck hosts an evening filled with premium label wines and incredible food. This mix-and-mingle, dine-around-style meal will indulge guests in signature cuisine from Puck’s six distinct Las Vegas restaurants. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the award-winning chef, as well as executive chefs from his distinct Las Vegas establishments, and a bevy of talented sommeliers and beverage professionals. Chef Puck will be honored with the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence for his culinary accolades and contributions to the city of Las Vegas.

Tickets are $225 for general admission; $275 for VIP

 

  • BAR-b-q at Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods Pool – Thursday, April 10: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

UNLVino’s popular BAR-b-q returns at Caesars Palace as cocktail masterminds collaborate for a unique poolside barbeque. At this mixology-inspired soiree, guests can imbibe on signature cocktails created by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s Executive Director of Mixology, Francesco Lafranconi and his talented team, while enjoying mouthwatering twists on barbeque favorites.

Tickets are $100 in advance; $125 at the door  

 

  • Bubble-Licious at The Venetian’s Doge’s Palace Plaza – Friday, April 11: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

One of UNLVino’s most beloved events, Bubble-Licious will delight patrons with an evening of champagne, sparkling wines, and cocktails, along with amazing small plates from The Venetian and Palazzo’s collection of restaurants. During the event, pop artist Romero Britto will be recognized with the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence. A longtime supporter of UNLVino, Britto will be on-hand to present an original poster he created for the 40th anniversary.

Tickets are $125 in advance; $150 at the door

 

  • Founders’ Grand Tasting at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health – Saturday, April 12: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

UNLVino will conclude with the Founders’ Grand Tasting, which will celebrate the event’s creators, Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s Senior Managing Director, Larry Ruvo, and dean emeritus of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, Dr. Jerry Vallen. Taking place amongst the captivating architecture of the Frank Gehry designed building, guests can partake in the world’s finest wines, champagnes, spirits, beers and sakes, as well as bites from the city’s best restaurants and UNLV’s culinary students.

Tickets are $125 in advance; $150 at the door

UNLVino is planned and executed by students in UNLV’s hotel college, providing them with hands-on experience in event coordination and promotion – all testaments to the event’s purpose of providing scholarships for these talented individuals.

UNLVino’s events also will recognize individuals with the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence, which goes to those who have “distinguished themselves by setting an example through their inspirational leadership, character and work ethic.”

 

About UNLVino
UNLVino was cofounded in 1974 by the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, the two organizations which continue to sponsor it today. Over the past 40 years, UNLVino has raised several million dollars for scholarships and other academic development needs of UNLV students. UNLVino is differentiated through unparalleled, hands-on student experiences at all levels of event planning, execution and promotion, as well as the impactful funds raised each year – all testaments to the celebratory weekend’s broader purpose – scholarship.  For more information, visit UNLVino.com or call 1.877.413.VINO (8466).

Dom DeMarco’s Celebrates the Season with Second Annual Month of Giving

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Dom DeMarco’s Celebrates the Season with Second Annual Month of Giving 

Each week a different charity will receive a portion of proceeds
from select menu offerings

Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar is getting in the holiday spirit with their Second Annual Month of Giving event. Each week in December a different charity will receive a portion of the proceeds from select menu entrées. The first week of entrée options include Stuffed Rigatoni in vodka sauce with basil oil, Cavatelli with broccoli and sausage, and Chicken Marsala. Each entrée is priced at $18 with $5 going back to the corresponding charity for the week.

The following charities have been selected as recipients of the Second Annual Month of Giving:


Week 1: December 2-8: Keep Memory Alive

Week 2: December 9-15: Epicurean Charitable Foundation

Week 3: December 16-22: Candlelighters

Week 4: December 23-29: Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Dom DeMarco’s is located in the heart of Summerlin at 9785 West Charleston Blvd and features classic New York-style pizza and square pies, pasta, salads, sandwiches and desserts served in a stylish, casual and fun environment. Dining hours are Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

For more information on the Second Annual Month of Giving event please call 702-570-7000.

About Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar
Open in 2011, Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar in Summerlin is blending two 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.

About Keep Memory Alive
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org.

About Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas
Comprised of more than 20 of Las Vegas’ top food and beverage and hospitality executives, Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas not only awards students with scholarship funds to attend any four-year accredited university of their choice, it also provides mentorship throughout each student’s college career and helps to place the students in internships and jobs. 2013 marks the 12th year of ECF and in its tenure the foundation has provided more than $1 million to local scholars and also more than $1 million in charitable community grants to such organizations as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, UNLV Rebel Athletic Foundation, Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and The Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce.  Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas can be reached at 702-932-5098 or by visiting www.ecflv.org. Become a friend at www.Facebook.com/EpicureanLV or follow ECF at www.Twitter.com/EpicureanLV.

About Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada (Candlelighters) is the first and oldest non-profit organization in Nevada serving families coping with childhood cancer. Candlelighters mission is to provide support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them. We assist families who are affected by childhood cancer, who request help with financial assistance, patient advocacy, and programs addressing the families’ mental and emotional health needs. We are proud to have helped thousands of families since our founding nearly 35 years ago.

About Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is dedicated to the belief that every life is precious. Funded entirely by private donations, the Society operates a no-kill shelter in Las Vegas for animals that have been abused, neglected or abandoned, or otherwise facing homelessness and danger. It works to provide medical care, rehabilitation and adoption services for thousands of animals each year and then place them in loving, forever homes. The Society’s web site is http://www.nevadaspca.org. Facebook: Nevada SPCA No-Kill Animal Shelter. Twitter: @NevadaSPCA.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Spreads Holiday Cheer by Auctioning Ultimate Steve Miller Band and The Doobie Brothers Rock ‘n’ Roll Experience at The Joint, Dec. 28

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KEEP MEMORY ALIVE

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER BY
AUCTIONING ULTIMATE STEVE MILLER BAND AND THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL EXPERIENCE AT THE JOINT, DEC. 28
Highest bidder will stay, dine and indulge on property, Dec. 27 – 29
All proceeds benefit Keep Memory Alive – https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/439401

Going once, going twice, sold! Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in conjunction with AEG Live is giving back this holiday season by auctioning off an exclusive Steve Miller Band and The Doobie Brothers rock ‘n’ roll experience to one lucky winner as the legendary bands take over The Joint on Saturday, Dec. 28. All proceeds benefit Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising arm of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Donations made to Keep Memory Alive support the Center for Brain Health’s work toward enhanced treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and dementia.

The highest bidder will indulge in an ultimate night of rock ‘n’ roll when Steve Miller Band and The Doobie take the stage New Year’s Eve weekend to perform their greatest hits at Las Vegas’ premier music venue on Saturday, Dec. 28. The over-the-top package is a music lovers dream including two premium seats to the unforgettable show. Prior to the concert, the winner and guest will have the chance to meet and get their photo taken with The Doobie Brothers, as well as receive a rare chance to go backstage and take a photo with Steve Miller before he performs. Some of music’s all-time greats, Steve Miller Band and The Doobie Brothers are legendary artists in their own rights. Steve Miller Band has sold more than 40 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. Aside from a few years of inactivity in the mid-80s, The Doobie Brothers have continued to perform, create and record for over 21 consecutive years and have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

The once-in-a-lifetime offer will also allow the lucky winner and guest to celebrate the season in true celebrity fashion with a two-night stay Friday, Dec. 27 – Sunday, Dec. 29 in the property’s lavish HRH All-Suite Tower, car service to the resort from any location in Las Vegas, VIP check-in and welcome gift. The bidder will also be pampered with two complimentary Rock Star massages and two manicures and pedicures at the resort’s ultimate relaxation destination, Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon. The massage is the spa’s version of a traditional Swedish featuring long rhythmic strokes to optimize relaxation, increase circulation and bring balance to the mind, body and soul.

To top off the VIP offerings, the guests will delve into an exquisite dinner for two with a seven-course tasting menu accompanied by a wine pairing at the property’s premier dining destination, 35 Steaks + Martinis. The restaurant is known for its mouth-watering marriage of traditional steakhouse cuisine and libations from its extensive wine list featuring award-winning labels.

The auction is now live and ends on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 10:40 a.m. EST / 7:40 a.m. PST. Bids can be made at https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/439401. For more information, please call 702.693.5000 or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

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About Keep Memory Alive

Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

 

Retail Therapy is Redefined at Crystals’ Charity Event “Fashion Gives Back” Thursday, Nov. 21

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RETAIL THERAPY IS REDEFINED AT CRYSTALS’ CHARITY EVENT “FASHION GIVES BACK” THURSDAY, NOV. 21

Celebrity Stylist George Kotsiopoulos and DJ Harley Viera-Newton Join Renowned Designers and Local Charities to Celebrate Fashion and Philanthropy

Fashion and philanthropy collide on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. as The Shops at Crystals celebrates an evening of luxurious shopping, spa treatments, specialty cocktails and fabulous giveaways.

Hosted by celebrity fashion editor, stylist and co-host of E! Entertainment’s Fashion Police George Kotsiopoulos, Fashion Gives Back partners more than a dozen designer boutiques with select local charities in an effort to raise money for their respective initiatives.

Attendees are invited to enjoy a fashion presentation from Kotsiopoulos and revel in the musical stylings of model and DJ Harley Viera-Newton throughout the evening. Guests also will be treated to a sneak peek of upcoming spring trends as models strut down the runway outfitted in looks from Crystals’ designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Donna Karan and more.

Also at Fashion Gives Back, Crystals will offer fabulous in-store experiences:

  • Gentlemen are invited to retreat to the Grey Goose Game Lounge for Men where they will enjoy an array of games including pool, foosball and pinball and watch all-time classic sporting moments while sampling Grey Goose and Bombay Sapphire specialty cocktails.
  • Visitors can experience a taste of The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas at a sanctuary situated on the main level between Bottega Veneta and Roberto Cavalli. The mini-oasis will feature tension-relieving neck and shoulder massages as well as the Diamond Magnetic Hand Treatment from Natura Bissé.
  • Christian Dior will provide champagne and a Parisian touch of macaroons provided by Hakkasan along with drawings for dinner and beauty gifts.
  • Bottega Veneta will serve champagne as visitors to the boutique browse a range of products including men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, fine jewelry, furniture and more.
  • Kiki de Montparnasse will offer champagne and a light aphrodisiac buffet. In-store models will feature the latest looks in addition to Kiki’s signature interactive window display.
  • Porsche Design will raffle off a pair of iconic aviators with interchangeable lenses in the latest collection colors and Jeff Leibow of Jersey Boys will make a special appearance. Champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
  • The San Pellegrino Hydration Lounge will provide guests the perfect stop for a shopping break. Sample Pellegrino’s sparkling water and experience Acqua Panna as well as San Pellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages as served by stylish brand ambassadors

Throughout the event, Crystals invites Fashion Gives Back attendees to shop for a cause at their favorite designers with its third annual charity crawl. The following retailers will donate a percentage of sales to the local charity partner they have selected for the evening:

• Bottega Veneta / Opportunity Village
• Christian Dior / Nathan Adelson Hospice
• Donna Karan / The Children’s Heart Foundation
• FENDI / Communities in Schools
• Jimmy Choo / The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
• Kiki de Montparnasse / The Shade Tree
• Lanvin / Keep Memory Alive
• Paul Smith / Generosity Water
• Porsche Design / NF Hope Foundation
• Roberto Cavalli / Three Square Food Bank
• TAG Heuer / KIDDOS
• Valentino / Nevada Ballet Theatre

Admission to Fashion Gives Back is complimentary and open to the public. For additional details, visit crystalsatcitycenter.com and follow Crystals on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.

ABOUT THE SHOPS AT CRYSTALS
The Shops at Crystals is an exquisite 500,000-square-foot shopping and dining experience adjacent to the AAA Five Diamond ARIA Resort & Casino. Rivaling shopping meccas throughout the world, Crystals features the largest Louis Vuitton store in North America as well as the largest Tourbillon in the world. Flagship stores at Crystals include Prada, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Dolce & Gabbana Men’s and Dolce & Gabbana Women’s, Roberto Cavalli and Ermenegildo Zegna. Unique-to-the-market retailers include TOM FORD, Stella McCartney, Paul Smith, Donna Karan, Tourbillon, Lanvin, RIMOWA and Richard Mille among several others. Crystals is also home to a selection of premier restaurants including Mastro’s Ocean Club; Sh¬ē by Morton’s; Todd English P.U.B; and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina. For more information, please visit crystalsatcitycenter.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

All American Cowgirl Chicks Give Special Performance at Keep Memory Alive’s Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo & Dinner

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ALL AMERICAN COWGIRL CHICKS GIVE SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
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Equestrian Drill Team Rides to Help Raise Funds for Neurocognitive Disorders, July 19

 

 

At Keep Memory Alive’s annual Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo & Dinner on July 19 and 20, Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks® will give a special performance during the Friday afternoon rodeo. The event raises funds for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s work toward enhanced treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and dementia. This is the second time the group has participated in the Shakespeare Rodeo.

“We are thrilled to work with the All American Cowgirl Chicks again and are looking forward to their exciting equestrian performance,” said Larry Ruvo, Chairman of Keep Memory Alive. “Their impressive stunts and riding tricks will kick off a weekend of fun and fundraising to help in the fight against brain diseases.”

Hattie Stroud performs a layout with Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks® Photo credit: Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks®
Hattie Stroud performs a layout with Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks®
Photo credit: Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks®

 

Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks® are an equestrian drill team based in Texas that provides entertaining and inspirational rodeo performances. They perform trick riding and stunts in more than 85 performances a year and have been featured five times at the Tournament of Roses Parade and Equestfest.

Tickets to the rodeo are $275 for adults and $75 for children under 13. Table sponsorships are still available for the dinner hosted by Emeril Lagasse on Saturday July 20, but space is limited. To reserve tickets to the rodeo and dinner visit KeepMemoryAlive.org or call 702-331-7054 or email rodeo@keepmemoryalive.org. Keep Memory Alive is a 501c(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.

 

About Keep Memory Alive:
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas. For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org.

 

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset. Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For more information, visit http://www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

Head to the Wild, Wild West with Keep Memory Alive at Annual Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo & Dinner, July 19 & 20

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HEAD TO THE WILD, WILD WEST WITH KEEP MEMORY ALIVE
AT ANNUAL SHAKESPEARE RANCH RODEO & DINNER, JULY 19 & 20
Chef Emeril Lagasse Hosts Lavish Dinner to Raise Funds for Neurocognitive Disorders

 

On July 19 and 20, Keep Memory Alive will host the annual Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo and celebrity chef dinner with Emeril Lagasse for a weekend of Western-style fun and fundraising. Proceeds from the weekend’s events support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s work toward enhanced treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS and dementia.

“We are very excited to once again host our annual rodeo and gourmet dinner with celebrated Chef Emeril Lagasse. We look forward to celebrating with all who have joined in the fight against memory loss,” said Larry Ruvo, Chairman of Keep Memory Alive. “At Shakespeare Ranch, guests will experience an extravagant weekend of thrilling professional rodeo events and delicious food and wine.”

Camille and Larry Ruvo, along with the McGill family, resurrected the Glenbrook rodeo in 2000 after it was discontinued in 1965. On Friday, July 19, the rodeo will feature bull riding and barrel racing, as well as carnival games, a watermelon eating contest for kids, Western-style barbeque and a special performance from country rock bank, Left of Centre. The day will also include a luxurious silent auction with an incredible variety of items ranging sports memorabilia and jewelry to travel packages.

On Saturday, July 20, the festivities continue when world-renowned restaurateur Emeril Lagasse cowboys up in the kitchen to prepare an extraordinary dinner at Shakespeare Ranch. Guests will enjoy the best of his signature cuisine with a selection of fine wine and spirits. The evening will also feature a surprise headliner; past entertainers include Lionel Richie, Robin Williams, Jay Leno and Sammy Hagar.

Tickets to the rodeo are $275 for adults and $75 for children under 13. Table sponsorships are still available for the Emeril Lagasse dinner, but space is limited. To reserve tickets to the rodeo and dinner visit KeepMemoryAlive.org or call 702-331-7054 or email rodeo@keepmemoryalive.org. Keep Memory Alive is a 501c(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.

 

About Keep Memory Alive:
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas. For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org.

 

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset. Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For more information, visit http://www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.