Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Joined Vegas Golden Knights for Autism Awareness Night on 4/1

Yesterday, April 1, marked the first day of Autism Awareness Month. To help the more than 8,500 children and families in Nevada living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), local nonprofit Grant a Gift Autism Foundation partnered with the Vegas Golden Knights for Autism Awareness Night. Leo (17), a Grant a Gift Autism Foundation client, and Roberto, a therapist with UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center, participated in the ceremonial puck drop. Nonprofit representatives and children also welcomed players back onto the ice from intermission with a rally raid siren during the game.
puck drop, courtesy of the Vegas Golden Knights. Pictured from left to right: Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers), Leo (Grant a Gift Autism Foundation client), Roberto (UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center therapist) and Reilly Smith (Vegas Golden Knights).
In addition, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation joined forces with local groups to turn Las Vegas blue at sundown in support of Light it Up Blue, which encourages landmarks, buildings, homes and businesses to go blue in recognition of people living with autism. Participants included T-Mobile Arena, The Cromwell Las Vegas, The High Roller and fountain in The LINQ Promenade, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and Capital One (on Town Center and Summerlin Pkwy).

Las Vegans interested in supporting Grant a Gift Autism Foundation are encouraged to participate in the 10th Annual Race for Hope, presented by Subway, on Saturday, April 27. For more information about Grant a Gift Autism Foundation and upcoming events, visit www.grantagiftautismfoundation.org.

Sighting: Vegas Golden Knights Takeover Andiamo Italian Steakhouse

 

On Wednesday, September 19, the beloved Vegas Golden Knights athletes visited Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at the D Las Vegas to celebrate a highly-anticipated upcoming hockey season. Greeting hundreds of fans earlier that day at their Fan Fest at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, the players were joined by their significant others for a fun-filled feast with CEO Derek Stevens.

 

Arriving in the D branded stretch limos and armored truck, the group chowed down on meatballs, calamari, tableside Caesar salad, steaks, fish and pasta.

 

Players in attendance included:

Top Row – Jon Merrill, Jake Bischoff, Oscar Lindberg, Nate Schmidt, Colin Miller, Derek Stevens (the D CEO), Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Deryk Engelland, Reilly Smith, Oscar Dansk

 

Bottom Row – Tomas Nosek, Ryan Reaves, Erik Haula, Alex Tuch, Paul Stastny, Max Pacioretty, Cody Eakin, Brayden McNabb, William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, Ryan Carpenter

 

Photos can be found attached.

Photo Credit: the D Las Vegas

Vegas Golden Knights Takeover Andiamo Italian Steakhouse

On Wednesday, June 13, the beloved Vegas Golden Knights athletes visited Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at the D Las Vegas to celebrate an amazing first season as a team. Thanking fans earlier that day at their “Stick Salute to Vegas” on Fremont Street Experience, the players were joined by their significant others including twins Emily and Haley Ferguson from The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise.

 

Players in attendance included James Neal, Jonathan Marchessault, Nate Schmidt, Erik Haula, Luca Sbisa, Cody Eakin, Brayden McNabb, Reilly Smith, Shea Theodore, Malcolm Subban, Oscar Dansk. William Karlsson and Jon Merrill.

Photo Credit: the D Las Vegas

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS AND THE D LAS VEGAS WELCOME MORE THAN 10,000 FANS FOR FIRST-EVER FAN FEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
AND THE D LAS VEGAS WELCOME MORE THAN 10,000 FANS FOR FIRST-EVER FAN FEST

 

Hockey fans took over Fremont Street Experience for an
action-packed celebration of Vegas Golden Knights Inaugural Season

 

More than 10,000 hockey fans stormed the D Las Vegas in Fremont Street Experience to attend the first-ever Vegas Golden Knights Fan Fest celebration on Sunday, January 14. The electrifying event was held as part of the team’s exclusive downtown partnership with the D Las Vegas, and offered hockey buffs the chance to see get up close and personal with their favorite players.

 

Credit: Tom Donoghue Photography

 

Vegas Golden Knights players were joined by Chairman and CEO Bill Foley, Head Coach Gerard Gallant, and Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz as the group walked the red carpet, signed autographs and took photos with excited supporters. the D Las Vegas’ CEO Derek Stevens welcomed guests as the festivities commenced in front of the Third Street Stage. In a daring display, the team’s mascot, Chance, flew high above the crowd on the SlotZilla Zipline while excited spectators watched from below.

 

Addressing the crowd, Foley credited the team’s success to their loyal and growing fan base.

 

“This is so impressive,” Foley said. “The team feeds off all of you just as the town feeds off the team. I’m so proud of the team, and I’m so proud of Las Vegas for supporting this great franchise.”

 

The public party was hosted by the team’s play-by-play and color broadcasters on AT&T SportsNet, Dave Goucher and Shane Hnidy, who introduced the 2018 lineup as each player took the stage and tossed t-shirts as fans cheered. The event included appearances from the entire team, including: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Ryan Carpenter, William Carrier, Cody Eakin, Erik Haula, William Karlsson, Brendan Leipsic, Oscar Lindberg, Jonathan Marchessault, James Neal, Tomas Nosek, David Perron, Reilly Smith, Alex Tuch, Deryk Engelland, Brad Hunt, Brayden McNabb, Jon Merrill, Colin Miller, Luca Sbisa, Nate Schmidt, Reid Duke, Shea Theodore, Oscar Dansk, Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban.

 

Keeping the energy high through the event, the VGK promo team and ice crew passed out special league memorabilia to lucky fans in the audience. A large, inflatable team jersey stood near a truck where fans lined up to buy official gear and younger fans could play an inflatable shootout game.

 

 

ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:

The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

 

ABOUT THE D LAS VEGAS:

the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The Showroom at the D Las Vegas features outstanding entertainment ranging from award-winning dinner theater and Broadway productions to music, comedy and more. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.

 

ABOUT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE:

Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is home to the original Las Vegas Strip and features an open-air promenade of world-class gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and features Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. The one-of-a-kind venue is also home to SlotZilla, the world’s most successful zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750-foot Zoomline, which launches riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy. The destination also houses the newest zombie-themed attraction in Downtown Las Vegas, “Fear the Walking Dead Survival,” a multi-sensory walk-through experience, inspired by AMC’s hit tv series “Fear the Walking Dead™.” With direct pedestrian access to eight of Fremont Street’s world-renowned casino hotels, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 23 million annual visitors. For more information about Fremont Street Experience, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.

 

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