RECAP: NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson Celebrates Nevada Reading Week with CIS of Nevada Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson Shares Story for Nevada Reading Week to Communities In Schools of Nevada Students at Halle Hewetson Elementary

Credit One Bank-sponsored NASCAR driver, Kyle Larson, celebrated Nevada Reading Week by sharing his children’s book “Kyle Loves Racing” to a group of Communities In Schools (CIS) of Nevada case-managed students and Hewetson Elementary School first grade students on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Surrounded by students in the library, Kyle shared his book, longtime love of racing, answered questions about being a NASCAR driver, received countless hugs from students, and donated signed copies of his book to the library. Larson is the driver of No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Chip Ganassi Racing, and will race Sunday, March 4, in the 2018 Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

About Communities In Schools of Nevada

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective K-12 dropout prevention organization. Working with both schools and the surrounding community, CIS of Nevada does whatever it takes to help kids stay in school and succeed in life. Based directly inside schools, CIS of Nevada connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs.

Operating in 63 school sites in Western Nevada, Southern Nevada, and Northeastern Nevada, CIS of Nevada serves over 63,000 students. Nationally, CIS provides services in more than 2,200 schools in 26 states and the District of Columbia, serving 1.3 million young people and their families every year. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, CIS is the only program proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates. For more information, please see our website http://www.cisnevada.org [engine.pitchengine.com] and follow on Facebook [facebook.com], Twitter [twitter.com] and Instagram [instagram.com].

About Credit One Bank

Credit One Bank, N.A. is a U.S.-based national bank that specializes in credit cards. Credit One Bank focuses on providing a full range of credit card products with cash back rewards that suit consumers’ everyday needs. Credit One Bank is one of the top Visa issuers in the U.S. as well as the Official Credit Card of NASCAR and the Vegas Golden Knights. For more information, please visit CreditOneBank.com [creditonebank.com].

About Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include two cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, one car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, two factory Ford GT’s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and two factory Ford GT’s in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Overall his teams have 18 championships and 200 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, eight Rolex 24 At Daytonas, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis, and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh. For more information log onto www.chipganassiracing.com [chipganassiracing.com].

Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour Returns for Back To School 2013

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Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour Returns for Back To School 2013

Comedy-Magician Mac King Teams Up with Las Vegas 51s and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
To Host Book Drives in August

Donate books for free show tickets and other prizes

 

Comedy-Magician and Harrah’s Headliner Mac King is hitting the road again to collect books for kids in at-risk schools during Back to School 2013. King is teaming up with the Las Vegas 51s baseball team and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Las Vegas to host book drives this August for Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Back to School 2013, benefiting Clark County READS, the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation.

“I am proud to see the literacy tour grow in the past few years as more community partners jump on board. Thanks to these organizations and to the people who donate books, we are able to provide more reading opportunities to kids,” said King. “This August, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and the Las Vegas 51s are making it easy for the Las Vegas community to do their part by donating books while enjoying a tasty pizza and an all-American baseball game.”

Throughout the month of August donate three or more new or gently used children’s books to receive a pair of tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show and special offers from the host venue.

Las Vegas 51s Book Drive and First Pitch – Saturday, August 24
The Las Vegas 51s baseball team will host a book drive during the home game on Saturday, August 24, at 7 p.m. at Cashman Field. Anyone who donates three or more new or gently used children’s books will receive a pair of tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show and will be entered into a raffle to win autographed Las Vegas 51s merchandise (Limit one pair of show tickets and one raffle ticket per person. Must be present to win. Winner will be announced during the 7th inning stretch).

Additionally, Mac King will be on-site to collect donations, meet and greet with fans and sign autographs from 6-6:30 p.m. and throw out the first pitch beginning at 6:40 p.m.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria – August 2013
During the month of August, guests who donate three or more new or gently used children’s books at any of the five Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Las Vegas locations will receive a pair of tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show and a $5 Off Card for Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (Limit one per person. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria $5 Off Card good for future visit only).

Additionally, Mac King is a fan of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and has created his own signature pizza, Mac King’s Magic Pizza. Stop by any Grimaldi’s Pizzeria location in Las Vegas to make a book donation and try Mac King’s Magic Pizza.

“Unlike my comedy magic show, my pizza is probably not for everyone. I like Anchovies and Kalamata Olives. Combine that with Grimaldi’s famous secret recipe sauce, handmade mozzarella, and coal fired crispy crust and you have a salty, savory, magical treat,” King added.

Nevada Reading Week 2014
Donated books will be personally delivered by King to kids in at-risk schools during Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2014. Each year during Nevada Reading Week, King visits students at local elementary schools to teach the importance of literacy by reading stories and performing tricks from his show. Thanks to book drives held throughout the year, at the end of the assembly, each child is able to take a book home with them. For many kids this is the first book they can call their own. Local businesses and organizations interested in joining forces with Mac King by hosting a book drive to benefit Nevada Reading Week 2014 can email macking@preferredpublicrelations.com for more information.

About Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour
Comedy-Magician Mac King has been a life-long advocate for childhood literacy and since settling down in Las Vegas, has made it his mission to promote literacy in Southern Nevada.

For years King has visited local elementary schools, spreading the importance of literacy to local students. In 2011 King decided to take his philanthropic efforts to the next level and launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy initiative to foster the love of reading and rally community organizations to raise books for Las Vegas school children.

The tour kicked-off during Nevada Reading Week 2011 and since then has collected more than 5,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including: Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, and Winder Farms.

About Mac King
Now in his 14th year of headlining afternoons at Harrah’s Las Vegas, Mac King has been consistently lauded throughout his impressive run, including recently being named “Best Strip headliner” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s 2011 annual Vegas’ best awards. Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll named his show the “Best Bargain Show” for ten straight years (2003-2013) and deemed him “Favorite Male Las Vegan” in 2008. King has also been honored as Magic Magazine’s “Funniest Act in Magic,” the World Magic Awards’ “Best Comedy Magician” and the Magic Castle’s “Magician of the Year.”

Sought after worldwide, King has made television appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and all five of NBC’s “The World’s Greatest Magic” TV specials. King has also made several appearances at the “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, and was a featured performer in the “Masters of Magic” series at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada.

King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets are $29.95 plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com.

Friend Mac King on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mackingshow
Follow Mac King Show on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mackingshow (@mackingshow)

About Clark County READS
Clark County READS is the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation, in partnership with the Clark County School District. Clark County READS was launched in 2001 to improve student achievement by recruiting volunteer reading partners and providing books to schools and their students.

About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation brings together business and community leaders to support smart, bold initiatives that will improve our public schools – initiatives that champion excellence and produce significant gains in student achievement. The Foundation, a nonprofit organization, empowers innovative education strategies and the best of private sector thinking. Since 1991, the Foundation has raised nearly $80 million to improve teaching and learning in Southern Nevada’s public schools. For more information about the Foundation, go to thepef.org.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has five locations in Las Vegas and one in Sparks, Nev. Las Vegas locations include The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Rainbow and 215, Boca Park, Fashion Village, The Fashion Show Mall and Richmar Plaza. The Sparks restaurant is located in The Legends at Sparks Marina.

For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com.
“Like” Grimaldi’s Pizzeria on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GrimaldisPizzeria
Follow Grimaldi’s Pizzeria on Twitter: www.twitter.com/grimaldispizza

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Rebels To Participate In Nevada Reading Week

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UNLV ATHLETICS TO PARTICIPATE IN NEVADA READING WEEK

Rebels will read at more than 20 local schools over the next week

Representatives from UNLV Athletics will serve as guest readers at more than 20 local schools in celebration of Nevada Reading Week, which officially runs from Monday, Feb. 25 – Friday, March 1.

Head men’s soccer coach Rich Ryerson and the men’s soccer team are scheduled to be a part of reading week activities taking place at Mabel Hoggard Elementary on Friday, Feb. 22, at 8 a.m., while head football coach Bobby Hauck and his entire coaching staff are set to visit schools on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 10:30 a.m. Hauck will be encouraging students at John S. Park Elementary.

Lady Rebel head coach Kathy Olivier and student-athletes from her team will motivate students at K.O. Knudson Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at noon, while members of the UNLV Cheer squad will appear at Paradise Elementary throughout the week with head cheer coach Nakia Jackson-Hale stopping by on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 1:10 p.m.

Assistant women’s soccer coach Cortney Sobrero and members of the women’s soccer team will interact with young readers at C.T. Sewell Elementary on Friday, March 1, at 1 p.m. High-achieving readers at John C. Bass Elementary will earn the chance to participate in a tennis clinic conducted by head men’s tennis coach Owen Hambrook and the men’s tennis team on Monday, March 18, at 1:45 p.m.

Nevada Reading Week was established in 1987 as a statewide initiative for Nevada teachers and librarians to celebrate reading through shared thematic activities. Youth reading represents a key area of focus for the community outreach efforts of UNLV Athletics.

For more information, please contact UNLV Athletics’ Director of Community Relations Bridget Byrne at 702-275-1124.

The Springs Preserve Hops on Mac King¹s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2012

The Springs Preserve Hops on
Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2012

Donate books for complimentary tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show

 

The Springs Preserve joins forces with Comedy-Magician Mac King, The Public Education Foundation and the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team to host an additional book drive during Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2012. Las Vegans can make a donation of three new or gently used elementary-school aged books at The Springs Preserve now through Mar. 2 to receive a pair of complementary tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas.
 
In addition to the book drive held with the Springs Preserve, the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team will host a book drive on Feb. 17 and 18 beginning at 7:05 p.m. inside the Orleans Arena. Those who donate a minimum of three new or gently used elementary-school aged books during the games will receive two free tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas and one ticket to a future Wranglers game on either Mar. 18, 20 or 27 (limit one per person).
 
Additionally, Mac King will be on-site to collect donations, meet and greet with fans and sign autographs during the game on Feb. 17.

“I’d like to thank my pals at the Springs Preserve for their generosity in once again joining Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour to help raise awareness for childhood literacy and foster the love of reading among Las Vegas school children,” said King. “Coupled with the book drive held at the Las Vegas Wranglers games, we will be able to collect additional books, impacting the lives of even more children. ”
 
Nevada Reading Week 2012:
During Nevada Reading Week, Feb. 27 – Mar. 2, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour will be making stops at five local elementary schools where King will personally deliver books collected from the book drive. During the tour’s scheduled stops King will also perform tricks from his show and read a few short stories.

 
In the past, King has visited local elementary schools to perform some of his magic tricks and to engage the students by reading a few short stories.  At the end of each visit he donates an autographed copy of his book to the school library.
 
About Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour:
Comedy-Magician Mac King has been a life-long advocate for childhood literacy and since settling down in Las Vegas, has made it his mission to promote literacy in Southern Nevada.

 
For years King has visited local elementary schools, spreading the importance of literacy to local students. In 2011 King decided to take his philanthropic efforts to the next level and launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy initiative to foster the love of reading and rally community organizations to raise books for Las Vegas school children.
 
The tour kicked-off during Nevada Reading Week 2011 and since then has collected more than 5,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including: Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, and Winder Farms.
 
About Mac King
Mac King has been recognized with numerous accolades including “Favorite Male Las Vegan,” and “Best Bargain Show” by the Las Vegas-Review Journal 2009 “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, “Funniest Act in Magic Today” by Magic Magazine, Magician of the Year by The Magic Castle, and “Entertainer of the Year” by the Las Vegas Weekly “Readers Choice Awards.” King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre.  Tickets are $24.95 plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com.

 
About Clark County READS
Clark County READS is the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation, in partnership with Clark County and the Clark County School District.  Clark County READS was launched in 2001 to improve student achievement by recruiting volunteer reading partners and providing books to schools and their students.  Clark County READS’ programs include Reading Is Fundamental, Reach Out and Read, Reading Partner Program, Library Enhancement, Book Re-Use and Reading Buddy Book Club. For more information about Clark County READS, call 799-KIDS (5437).


About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing community and global resources to meet the challenges of educating a growing and diverse Southern Nevada population.  The Foundation’s programs and initiatives are designed to improve student performance and advance quality educational opportunities for all children. Since 1991, the Foundation has raised more than $75 million to improve teaching and learning in Southern Nevada’s public schools. For more information about the Foundation, go to www.thepef.org.

About The Las Vegas Wranglers

The Wranglers are currently playing their ninth season in Las Vegas. In addition to bringing exciting hockey action to the desert, the Wranglers work to support and enrich the local community through volunteer efforts, educational programs and supply drives for local non-profit organizations.  2011-12 season seat packages, starting at $30, are on sale now at (702) 471-PUCK. Individual tickets to Wranglers games are available by phone at (702) 284-7777, and can be purchased in person at all Coast Casino properties, Town Square shopping center or online at www.orleansarena.com. The Wranglers play all 36 regular season home games at the Orleans Arena, located next to the Orleans Hotel and Casino at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

About Springs Preserve:
Located three miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve is *the best place to explore the Las Vegas Valley’s vibrant history through interactive science and nature exhibits, botanical gardens, hiking trails and animal shows. Indoor experiences include exhibition galleries dedicated to showcasing art and traveling exhibitions of local and national significance, on-site technologically advanced learning centers and interactive museum exhibits, and the Springs Cafe operated by the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas. The Springs Preserve also hosts seasonal special events including concerts, arts shows and holiday experiences. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.  

*Named Las Vegas’ “Best Family Attraction” and “Best Art Gallery” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Best of Las Vegas 2011.

 

Get On-Board With Mac King¹s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2012


 

Get On-Board With Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour:
Nevada Reading Week 2012

Book drive to be held at the Las Vegas Wranglers home games on Feb. 17 and 18

Donate books for free Mac King Comedy Magic Show and hockey tickets

 

Comedy-magician and Harrah’s, Las Vegas Headliner Mac King is preparing to embark on Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2012, benefiting Clark County READS, the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation. The tour kicks-off with a book drive hosted by the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team on Feb. 17 and 18. King will hand-deliver the books to five local elementary schools during Nevada Reading Week on Feb. 27 – Mar. 2.
 
Donations of three or more new or gently used elementary-school aged books can be made at the home games on Feb. 17 and 18 beginning at 7:05 p.m. at the Orleans Arena. Those who donate a minimum of three books will receive two free tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas and one ticket to a future Wranglers game on either Mar. 18, 20 or 27 (limit one per person).
 
Additionally, Mac King will be on-site to collect donations, meet and greet with fans and sign autographs during the game on Feb. 17.
 
“I want to say thank you to the Las Vegas community and fans of The Las Vegas Wranglers who helped to make last year’s Nevada Reading Week tour a success. Because of your generosity we have been able to touch thousands of children’s lives, but there’s still more work to be done,” said King. “That’s why I’m calling upon my pals once again to continue to support literacy in Las Vegas. With your help, we can change the lives of even more children.”
 
Nevada Reading Week
During Nevada Reading Week, Feb. 27 – Mar. 2, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour will be making stops at five local elementary schools where King will personally deliver books collected from the book drive. During the tour’s scheduled stops King will also perform tricks from his show and read a few short stories.
 
In the past, King has visited local elementary schools to perform some of his magic tricks and to engage the students by reading a few short stories.  At the end of each visit he donates an autographed copy of his book to the school library.

Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour – Mac King and Las Vegas Wranglers’ mascot The Duke pose with the more than 2,000 books collected at the 2011 inaugural book drive.

**PHOTO COURTESY OF PREFERRED PUBLIC RELATIONS**

About Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour:
Comedy-Magician Mac King has been a life-long advocate for childhood literacy and since settling down in Las Vegas, has made it his mission to promote literacy in Southern Nevada.

For years King has visited local elementary schools, spreading the importance of literacy to local students. In 2011 King decided to take his philanthropic efforts to the next level and launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy initiative to foster the love of reading and rally community organizations to raise books for Las Vegas school children.

The tour kicked-off during Nevada Reading Week 2011 and since then has collected more than 5,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including: Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, and Winder Farms.

About Mac King
Mac King has been recognized with numerous accolades including “Favorite Male Las Vegan,” and “Best Bargain Show” by the Las Vegas-Review Journal 2009 “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, “Funniest Act in Magic Today” by Magic Magazine, Magician of the Year by The Magic Castle, and “Entertainer of the Year” by the Las Vegas Weekly “Readers Choice Awards.” King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets are $24.95 plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting mackingshow.com .

About Clark County READS
Clark County READS is the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation, in partnership with Clark County and the Clark County School District. Clark County READS was launched in 2001 to improve student achievement by recruiting volunteer reading partners and providing books to schools and their students. Clark County READS’ programs include Reading Is Fundamental, Reach Out and Read, Reading Partner Program, Library Enhancement, Book Re-Use and Reading Buddy Book Club. For more information about Clark County READS, call 799-KIDS (5437).

About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing community and global resources to meet the challenges of educating a growing and diverse Southern Nevada population. The Foundation’s programs and initiatives are designed to improve student performance and advance quality educational opportunities for all children. Since 1991, the Foundation has raised more than $75 million to improve teaching and learning in Southern Nevada’s public schools. For more information about the Foundation, go to thepef.org .

About The Las Vegas Wranglers
The Wranglers are currently playing their ninth season in Las Vegas. In addition to bringing exciting hockey action to the desert, the Wranglers work to support and enrich the local community through volunteer efforts, educational programs and supply drives for local non-profit organizations. 2011-12 season seat packages, starting at $30, are on sale now at (702) 471-PUCK. Individual tickets to Wranglers games are available by phone at (702) 284-7777, and can be purchased in person at all Coast Casino properties, Town Square shopping center or online at www.orleansarena.com. The Wranglers play all 36 regular season home games at the Orleans Arena, located next to the Orleans Hotel and Casino at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.