Giraffe Painting & B-day Party, March 16 – Lion Habitat Ranch


Giraffe Painting Demonstration

WHAT:Ozzie,” a five year old giraffe, is an amazing abstract artist living and painting at the Lion Habitat Ranch, which is also the home to more than thirty+ lions, ostriches, emus and macaws. Nevada’s only giraffe is hosting a special birthday celebration on Saturday, March 16 with cupcakes for all at noon and special pricing of $30 for family members (2 adults and all kids under age 14). Local admission is $20. Guests may also feed Ozzie at $10 each and purchase one-of a kind paintings, created by Ozzie in the gift shop.

For more information on the habitat visit

WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2017, 11 a.m. – 3:00pm
Giraffe Painting: 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30pm

WHERE: Lion Habitat Ranch
382 E. Bruner Henderson, Nev. 89044 (Near M Resort)

OTHER: The Lion Habitat Ranch is open to the public Friday – Monday 11am – 3pm. (New summer hours begin April 20)

Photos: Fundaiser with Lion Yoga to benefit the Lion Habitat Ranch

Fundaiser with Lion Yoga to benefit the Lion Habitat Ranch
Photos courtesy of Lion Habitat Ranch

“On October 15th, Lisa Claridy, Kitty Metzer, Sindi Keene, Ginny DePaso and Allyson Ashihara ( teamed up to put together a fund raiser yoga session among the animals at the Lion Habitat Ranch (LHR). The Lion Habitat Ranch is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit located at 382 Bruner Ave in Henderson, NV. It was a resounding success with about 40 “yogis” showing up to enjoy the session highlighted by lions roaring close by.

The yoga fundraiser proceeds from this event went entirely to the Lion Habitat Ranch for the care and feeding of 36 lions, Ozzie the Giraffe, and all the other rescued birds and animals.

A highlight was Sindi Keene playing her resonating crystal bowls which provide an effect you have to hear in person to appreciate.

The PENTA Building Group Constructs New Enclosure for Nevada’s Only Giraffe Residing at the Lion Habitat Ranch

The PENTA Building Group Constructs New Enclosure for Nevada’s Only Giraffe Residing at the Lion Habitat Ranch
Ozzie in his new home

The PENTA Building Group (PENTA), a top commercial contractor based in Las Vegas, recently lent a helping hand to one very tall Southern Nevadan in need.

Ozzie the giraffe is a resident at the Lion Habitat Ranch, an 8.5-acre ranch located in Henderson that also houses about 40 lions. After PENTA learned that Ozzie’s living space was due for a complete overhaul and renovation, the contractor’s charitable arm, PENTA Cares, contacted the Lion Habitat Ranch to offer its services.

PENTA employees, along with volunteers from TAB Contractors, Sunstate Equipment, Nevada Ready Mix and Western Elite, removed the existing concrete masonry unit or CMU wall, dug footings and poured and set the concrete columns as the base of the structure. Apprentices from the Carpenters Union utilized the opportunity to erect the structure as a training exercise. The group set up scaffolding and framing in preparation for placement of the siding of the structure, which was completed in May by the team.

“At PENTA, we are always looking for ways to give back to the community,” said PENTA Area Field Manager, Tony Cornell. “This was a unique opportunity to provide assistance for a rather tall, exotic member of our community, while supporting a beloved attraction and local nonprofit organization here in town.”

Final inspection and county approval took place in early June and Ozzie is currently settled into his new permanent habitat.

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For more information about PENTA, visit

About PENTA Building Group

The PENTA Building Group is a nationally recognized commercial contractor with offices in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles and Palm Desert, California; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a general contractor, construction manager and concrete subcontractor, the company partners with every member of the development, design and construction team to build a variety of projects ranging in size and scope. The success and experience of PENTA spans a wide variety of market segments including hospitality/entertainment, gaming, education, healthcare, Native American, retail/tenant improvements, commercial, industrial, public works and parking structures. PENTA was recently named the #1 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles (medium-sized business) by the Los Angeles Journal, the 2015 Southwest Contractor of the Year by Engineering News Record (ENR), is ranked annually among ENR’s top 400 national general contracting firms, and is the recipient of countless project awards. PENTA is privately held company possessing an impressive financial statement, bonding capacity and a commendable safety record. For more information, visit or connect on Twitter (@PentaBG), Facebook and/or LinkedIn.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada ~ Lions & Wine Oh My Recap

Thursday, March 13  – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV) held the first ever Lions & Wine Oh My!   50 beautiful lions roared, played and interacted in front of the 400 guests that came to support BGCSNV. Guests had the opportunity to tour the Lion Habitat Ranch while listening to the evening’s entertainment, musical guest, Peter Love.  Attendees viewed the lions while learning about BGCSNV via fact boards that were posted throughout the facility. During the event, guests enjoyed beverages provided by Wirtz Beverage Nevada and Coca-Cola, as well as appetizers prepared and served by Three Square.

Funds were raised through a prize drawing and general donation. The prize drawing included five wine packages that were paired with various donated show tickets and paintings. The event raised more than $7,000 to help defray costs for BGCSNV’s upcoming gala, Sneaker Ball, to be held on May 2nd at the M Resort.

BGCSNV would like to thank Wirtz Beverage Nevada and Coca-Cola for their generous donations to the event. As well as everybody who made it out to this complimentary event .

Sneaker Ball sponsorships, tables and tickets are available for purchase at If any parties are interested in donating a live or silent auction items for the Sneaker Ball please contact Gabe Suarez at 702-253-2803 or

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada 2014 Event Listings

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Lunch & Learn
February 14
We encourage you to join us for our Lunch & Learn at the Jackie D. Gaughan Clubhouse.  Bring a guest and learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs and our young professionals group Club Blue.  It is a chance to visit a Club and meet the kids.  They may want to ask you about your job and career or just spend time with a caring adult.  Learn about the programs offered and experience the facilities and children first hand.  Lunch will be provided, please RSVP to, space is limited.

Lions & Wine Oh My!
March 13 – Lion Habitat Ranch – 5:30pm-8:00pm
Our Lions & Wine Oh My! event will be held at The Lion Habitat Ranch on Thursday, March 13.  This awesome venue is the home to over 45 lions. We will host drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, live music and fun with the lions!  RSVP to

Club Blue LV Mixer
April 2014 – TaylorMade
Please join us for our young professionals’ mixer. Learn about ways to take part in this young leadership group that benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Mingle with other young professionals looking to make a difference in our great community.

Sneaker Ball
May 2 –The M Resort – 6:00pm
Take off those high heels and throw on a pair of your favorite kicks for our Sneaker Ball held at The M Resort. Sneaker Ball acts as our annual gala and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

Steak & Burger
Steak & Burger is the signature Club Blue event of the year. This event showcases the Youth of the Year       nominees from the Boys & Girls Clubs. Youth of the year is the premier recognition program for Club members, promoting service to Club, community and family, academic success, strong moral character, life goals, poise and public speaking ability.

Teens are seated with adults to enjoy a dinner of steaks for the teens and burgers for the adults. This fun event is an opportunity for teens to learn networking skills, etiquette and interact with positive role models. We also recognize graduating seniors of the Boys & Girls Clubs at this event. Our most prominent seniors are presented with the scholarships during the event.

The VIP Natalie Experience
June 3 – Southern Highlands Golf Club
The VIP Natalie Experience, which will be limited to 48 golfers, will be hosted by LPGA Professional Golfer Natalie Gulbis at the private Southern Highlands Golf Course. Foursomes will be accompanied by a caddie and Natalie Gulbis herself. Natalie will join each team on the course for a hole of golf. This exclusive vip experience will offer golfers an intimate day with Natalie that will include breakfast, beverages, lunch, and cocktail award reception. For more information please email

Girls Day
September  2014
Girls Day is a very special and unique fundraising event of the Boys & Girls Clubs that is held at our Lied Memorial Clubhouse. The event matches women from the business community with girls from single-parent, disadvantaged homes for a day of fun, games, food and prizes. 2014 will mark the 33rd annual Girls Day of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

Boys Nite Out
October 2014
Boys Nite Out is an event where guys can be guys. It is very similar to our Girls Day. The event matches men from the business community with boys from single-parent, disadvantaged homes for a night of fun, games food and prizes. 2014 will mark the 43rd annual Boys Nite Out of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

Natalie Gulbis Golf Classic
Winter 2014
The Natalie Gulbis Golf Classic is a high class golf tournament that is held at the Rio Secco Golf Course. Golfers will enjoy breakfast, lunch, beverages, a silent auction, and get to meet the LPGA Professional Golfer Natalie Gulbis. This event offers a VIP Cocktail Reception with Natalie the night before the tournament. Golfers can also pick up a few tips from Natalie and top golf teacher Butch Harmon.

Campaign For Kids
Great Futures Start Here. Be Giving. Change Lives. Create Hope. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada does this every day for over 31,000 kids in communities all across Southern Nevada. Our need to support more children continues! We are answering the call. Campaign for Kids is a critical source of funding that allows us to expand our programs and services. Campaign for Kids runs throughout the year and total amounts summed up mid February.



Please visit  or contact Gabe Suarez at for more information.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
The new Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a merger of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson and Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. The new nonprofit organization operates 14 facilities and three summer outreach programs in Southern Nevada, and serves more than 31,000 youth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands and Summerlin. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada provides every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future through a variety of daily creative, fun, and educational programs. For information, visit, and coming soon, or call (702) 367-2582.