Lake Las Vegas Announces “Summer of Wishes”
to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
Community to Kick Off Summer Program at the Aqua Park Grand Opening
Lake Las Vegas is celebrating this summer with a community-wide charitable campaign, “Summer of Wishes,” to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada. The award-winning community will officially kick off the initiative at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Lake Las Vegas Water Sports Aqua Park at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21.
Community representatives, including Cody Winterton, the executive vice president of Raintree Investment Corp., Lake Las Vegas’ master developer, will be joined by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce as they officially open the Aqua Park for the first day of summer and announce the beginning of the Make-A-Wish donation opportunities throughout Lake Las Vegas.
“It is heartwarming to support Make-A-Wish,” Winterton said. “We hope this season-long project makes a difference in the lives of children in Southern Nevada who are battling critical illnesses.”
Throughout the summer, Seasons Grocery will be participating in a round-up program where customers can choose to round up to the nearest dollar and donate their change to Make-A-Wish. Those interested in donating can also purchase a Make-A-Wish star for $1 at Seasons Grocery, Reflection Bay Golf Club, Lake Las Vegas Water Sports, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and BellaLinda Gelateria Italiana. All proceeds will go directly to the foundation’s local chapter.
“This kind of initiative is so important because Make-A-Wish relies solely on private donations,” said Scott Rosenzweig, vice president of mission advancement at Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada. “Lake Las Vegas is offering a fantastic opportunity for us to get involved with the community and gain awareness for such a great cause.”
Community members can also donate this summer at donation boxes, which will be placed throughout Lake Las Vegas. Donation boxes will be available at Seasons Grocery, the Aqua Park, Reflection Bay Golf Club and the Lake Las Vegas Sports Club.
For more information about Lake Las Vegas, including information about the Summer of Wishes program, visit https://lakelasvegas.com.
About Lake Las Vegas
The 3,600-acre Lake Las Vegas community surrounds its own 320-acre lake and is located just a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown. Residents and guests enjoy the award-winning Reflection Bay Golf Club, Lake Las Vegas Sports Club, restaurants, hotels and year-round community events. For more information, visit www.lakelasvegas.com.
About Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
Make-A-Wish grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is part of one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children living in Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda Counties. With the help of generous donors and more than 500 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has granted more than 2000 wishes since its inception in 1996. Visit Make-A-Wish at snv.wish.org.