Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine to Host Surviving Military Families with TAPS in Las Vegas








Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine to Host Surviving Military Families with TAPS in Las Vegas

Families Grieving the Loss of a Military Loved One Gather to Cook, Connect and Honor Their Fallen Heroes


 The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will bring surviving military families together in Las Vegas from July 18–21, 2019 for a TAPS Survivor Experience, made possible by a grant from The Robert Irvine Foundation. The Robert Irvine Foundation supports military charities and other organizations that work directly with service members, veterans and their families. In Las Vegas, surviving military families with TAPS will spend time with Chef Irvine, an avid supporter of the men and women who defend our nation’s freedom and the families who serve alongside them.


The four-day event will bring together families from across the country who have lost loved ones in military service or as a result of military service. The families will share rich and meaningful moments in Las Vegas while cooking with Chef Irvine and connecting with each other to honor and remember their fallen heroes.  


Tropicana Las Vegas will host the families and welcome them to “Legends in Concert,” the longest-running show in Las Vegas. During the trip, the families will also visit the site of the hit History Channel television show, “Pawn Stars,” and attend a special presentation at the Nevada State Veterans Memorial. A highlight of the trip will be preparing dishes and cooking with Chef Irvine, followed by a TAPS Family Dinner hosted at Robert Irvine’s Public House. 


“TAPS Survivor Experiences bring together military survivors who share similar losses to further build a sense of community,” said Bonnie Carroll, TAPS President and Founder and 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. “Each TAPS Survivor Experience includes time for conversation, reflection and special opportunities to celebrate the life and service of our fallen heroes. We are incredibly grateful to Chef Irvine and The Robert Irvine Foundation for bringing surviving military families together in Las Vegas for this life-changing experience.”


“We are honored to partner with TAPS and welcome the families of our fallen heroes to Las Vegas,” said Robert Irvine. “The Robert Irvine Foundation is dedicated to supporting military members and their families however possible. Military families suffer so much pain and heartbreak, and this weekend is all about doing anything we can to alleviate that pain – even if for a moment. We’ve curated a weekend filled with special experiences in hopes of bringing moments of joy to families while celebrating the lives of our fallen military.”


The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to more than 85,000 survivors of fallen military in the form of peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277). 


The Robert Irvine Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that honors the men and women defending our country. Their mission is to support individuals and organizations committed to enriching the lives of our military personnel (active, retired and veterans) and their families. In pursuit of giving support, they strive to create awareness throughout the community of the sacrifices made by our military personnel and their families and, inspire community support for the men and women defending our freedom. Visit www.robertirvinefoundation.org for additional information.


PT’s Taverns to Thank Military Service Members with Extended Happy Hour on Veterans Day


PT’s Taverns to Thank Military Service Members
with Extended Happy Hour on Military Service



PT’s Taverns, with 60 locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley and Nevada, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar, will extend happy hour for military service members in honor of Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11.

PT’s Taverns will offer happy hour selections throughout the entire day to veterans and active-duty service members who present a valid military ID. PT’s Happy Hour offers a 50 percent discount on drinks including wines by the glass, premium spirits and all craft and import beer, which includes PT’s own craft brews such as the Golden Hefeweizen and Hualapai IPA. PT’s Happy Hour food selections priced at $6 include Sriracha chicken bites and loaded potato skins; and $7 selections include a half-pound pub burger and chicken parmesan sliders.


About PT’s Entertainment Group
PT’s Entertainment Group, a division of Golden Entertainment, Inc., is the largest traditional tavern operator in Nevada with 60 locations in the state. Voted “Best Happy Hour” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s Best of Vegas 2018, the company’s taverns include PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Co., Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar. PT’s Entertainment Group operates approximately 950 gaming devices. More information is available at pteglv.com, on Facebook and Instagram.


All PT’s Entertainment Group taverns are open 24 hours daily and serve a variety of dishes available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Breakfast selections include pancakes, omelets, and various egg dishes; appetizer selections include tacos, pizzas, sliders and other bar bites; lunch and dinner selections include burgers, wraps, sandwiches, wings and other entrées; and dessert selections include cookies, ice cream and more. Signature cocktails, as well as a variety of PT’s craft and import beer, are also available at all locations.


About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – resort and casino operations and distributed gaming. The Company operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs for approximately 7,000 team members. Golden Entertainment owns eight casino resorts – seven in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at over 1,000 locations and owns 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. The Company is licensed in Illinois to operate video gaming terminals. Golden Entertainment is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging its scale, leadership position and proven management capabilities across its two divisions. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com.

Rogue Warrior Cage Fighting Championship Benefitting Stars and Stripes Foundation at Cannery Casino

Rogue Warrior Military Cage Fighting Championship

at Cannery Casino June 16

The Cannery Casino is proud to host the Rogue Warrior Cage Fighting Championships, a competition that honors wounded military service members on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 7 p.m.

The Mixed Martial Arts competition is a patriotic event that will benefit the Stars and Stripes Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non profit organization based in Las Vegas, which offers support to wounded military service members, veterans and their families.

The Rogue Warrior Championship event will feature professional fighters who are active military or military veterans, and are representing their particular branch of the military — Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The event will pit Marines against the Army, Navy against the Air Force and so on. The fights takes place inside a steel cage and are sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The main event will feature UFC and Air Force Veteran Rich Clementi meeting the U.S. Navy’s up and coming MMA star Robert Washington. The event is hosted by the Rogue Warrior himself Dick Marcinko, the creator and first commander of the US Navy’s elite team Seal Team VI. “These fighters fight for their branch of the service, their unit and their wounded. They fight their hearts out. This will be one of the most emotional fighting events that you will ever see,” Marcinko said.

The event will also include Color Guards from all four services, as well as a special dedication to wounded warriors.

The Stars and Stripes Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by Mark Christianson. It’s mission is to ensure that all military service members wounded in combat are not forgotten. The all volunteer organization has offered support and assistance to many warrior families in a variety of ways including the Paws and Stripes program which provides assistance dogs for wounded soldiers. In addition the foundation has funded all-expenses paid trips to Las Vegas for soldiers and their families, provided Wounded Warrior Project backpacks for soldiers in the hospital, as well as donations to the Fisher House which houses military families for free while they support a wounded family member or spouse.

Tickets are $75 Ringside, $55 Premium, $45 Gold Circle, $35 Prime, $20 General Admission, plus tax and fees and available online at www.cannerycasino.com. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (702) 507-5757.

The Cannery Casino is located at 2121 E Craig Road (Craig & Losee), North Las Vegas, NV 89030.

Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC, owns and operates the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas; and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas. The company also owns and operates the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County, PA. Cannery Casino Resorts can be reached at (702) 856-5300. The specific property websites are as follows: Cannery Casino & Hotel, www.cannerycasino.com and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel, www.eastsidecannery.com. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino can be reached at (724) 503-1200, (877) 824-5050, or by visiting www.meadowsgaming.com.

Rogue Warrior Cage Fighting Championship