DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Announces Goettl Air Conditioning as Presenting Sponsor for Magic of DISCOVERY Homecoming Celebration Event







DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Announces Goettl Air Conditioning as Presenting Sponsor for Magic of DISCOVERY Homecoming Celebration Event


Additional sponsors include Las Vegas’s Caesars Entertainment, NV Energy, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Southwest Gas, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Wells Fargo Foundation and more

Today, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum announced Goettl Air Conditioning will be the Press Box presenting sponsor for the museum’s annual fundraising event, Magic of DISCOVERY, which will transform the state-of-the-art Children’s Museum into a Homecoming Celebration featuring live entertainment, delicious bites, a silent auction, luxury raffle and more on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m.


In support of the event theme, guests are encouraged to come dressed showing their team or museum spirit. The Homecoming Celebration will feature a cocktail reception, strolling dinner and live entertainment that will be provided by rising country music singer and participant on season six of NBC’s “The Voice,” Cali Tucker (view YouTube here), Thurman White Academy’s “Big Steps” acapella group, Gibson Middle School’s Drum Line and C.T. Sewell Elementary School’s “Sparklers” Show Squad.


The Magic of DISCOVERY has garnered tremendous sponsorship support from a variety of local businesses throughout the Las Vegas Valley. This year’s 2019 sponsors include:


Press Box Presenting Sponsor

  • Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing


End Zone Sponsors

  • End Zone Sponsors:
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • DCM Better Half Armchair Quarterbacks
  • Las Vegas Sands Corporation
  • MOSER architecture studio
  • NV Energy
  • Southwest Gas
  • Wynn Las Vegas


Touchdown Sponsors

  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Jerry’s Nugget Casino
  • Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors
  • Marnell Companies
  • Pat Skorkowsky
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Station Casinos
  • Treasure Island
  • Wells Fargo Foundation


Field Goal Sponsors

  • Cornerstone Company
  • Dedee Nave
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP
  • Nevada State Bank


Tailgate Sponsors

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • KTNV ABC 13


Throughout the night, guests can participate in a silent auction and luxury raffle filled with unforgettable items and experiences including show tickets, elegant dining experiences, exciting entertainment and more. The luxury raffle item will include a private, in-home dining and mixology experience for six people with Chef Brian Howard of Sparrow + Wolf and Tony Aboud-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist, including expert event coordination services by Darby Fitzpatrick of Open Invitation.


To become a sponsor of the 2019 Magic of DISCOVERY Homecoming Celebration in support of strengthening the museum’s innovative educational programs and community outreach efforts, follow the link here. Please note the deadline to submit a sponsorship application is Wednesday, Oct. 9.


Individual tickets are available for $350 (Junior Varsity) and $500 (Varsity), in addition to sponsorship and branding opportunities. For more information visit the website here, or contact


About Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing, an iconic pioneer of cooled air technology established in 1939, offers the highest quality HVAC & Plumbing equipment and a full range of maintenance, repair and replacement services. Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing currently has operations in the Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Southern California regions. Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing technicians are background-checked, drug-tested and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. Named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 listing of Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing does things the right way, not the easy way.


About DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Established in 1984, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is the top interactive museum in the Las Vegas Valley, welcoming children and families to explore three entire floors packed with heart-pumping, brain-boosting, curiosity-satisfying fun, adventure and discovery. Having opened its doors in March 2013 as a nonprofit educational institution in Symphony Park, DISCOVERY serves as Las Vegas’ only children’s museum spanning across 26,000 square feet of interactive and educational hands-on exhibits. The 3-story museum is complete with nine exhibition galleries featuring immersive traveling exhibitions, daily programs, demonstrations and activities and collaborative cultural programming for all occasions. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum offers children the opportunity to explore their dearest curiosities while addressing the core educational areas of science and nature, art and culture and early childhood development.


For more information about DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, visit, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Be a Superhero for Kids with Cancer – Sign Up for the Candlelighters Superhero 5K on Sept. 15


Be a Superhero for Kids Battling Cancer
Sign up to run, walk, have fun for Candlelighters Sept. 15
at Mountain’s Edge’s Exploration Park

                                   Beer Garden and carnival games added to festivities 


Grab a cape and be a superhero to support kids with cancer and the local nonprofit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada at the Superhero 5K with Chet Buchanan. The morning event and festivities are Saturday, Sept. 15 at Exploration Park in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community in southwest Las Vegas. Now in its 30th year, the Superhero 5K race and one-mile walk has grown to be one of the nonprofit’s largest fundraisers.


There are several ways to help and get involved. In keeping with the event theme, attendees ‒ and well-behaved leashed pets ‒ are encouraged to dress up as superheroes, reflective of the courage that kids with cancer exhibit every day. Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to form a team and fundraise for prizes; challenge yourself along with several thousand other participants for the race or walk; or come and cheer on all the racers, walkers and cancer survivors. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities also are available.


New this year, the first 500 people to register will receive a free cape; carnival games will be added in the Kids Zone which also has slides and an obstacle course; and Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery is hosting a beer garden (must be 21). Other event activities include opening ceremonies, warm-up by TruFusion, awards ceremony for timed runners, bone marrow drive hosted by Be The Match©, music from DJ CO1, booths, food and refreshments, and raffle prizes. Attendees also can enjoy Exploration Park amenities, including a water play area, replicas of a western town and Indian village and companion playground, archaeology dig site, picnic areas, walking and hiking trails, and more.


Other prize opportunities are based on fundraising levels.  Participants who raise $100 receive a cell phone exercise sleeve; $250, a blue tooth speaker; $500, a wristwatch fitness tracker; and $1,000, access into the VIP area and a pair of Beats Bluetooth headphones. The VIP tent features shaded areas with seating, breakfast, mini massages, a swag grab and private restrooms.


Each year, Candlelighters chooses event ambassadors for their courage, spirit and bravery in dealing with their cancer and for serving as inspirations to those around them and others battling the deadly disease in all its forms. This year’s Angle Ambassador is Cooper Ricciardi, who was 18 years old when he lost his battle with leukemia. Alexa Garin, 7, who has Wilms Tumor, and James Kish, 10, who has Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme, are the Superhero Ambassadors.


Key registration dates for the Superhero 5K with Chet Buchanan are:

  • Online: Team registration at by 5 p.m. on Sept. 14 to qualify for any awards
  • In Person: At the Candlelighters office by Sept. 14 or on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • By Mail: Postmarked by Sept. 12 to Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, 8990 Spanish Ridge Ave., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89148


Key event day times are: registration from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30a.m., warm-up at 7:15 a.m., opening ceremonies at 7:30 a.m., and the race and walk at 8 a.m. Festivities will continue until 11 a.m.


The cost to participate is $40 for age 9 and older by Aug. 30, $45 for age 9 and older Sept. 1-15,

$15 for ages 3 to 9 through Sept. 15, and free under age 3.


Exploration Park is just south of the main entrance of Mountain’s Edge, 9275 S. Buffalo Drive.

Event proceeds allow Candlelighters to provide children with cancer and their families with needed help through a variety of emotional assistance, quality of life and financial support programs.


The Superhero 5K with Chet Buchanan is presented by Centennial Toyota. Other sponsors are Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community, Entercom, Take 5 to Care, The Revolution, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Colliers International, Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys, Southwest Gas and iDrink.


Visit or call (702) 737-1919 for more information, registration, and volunteer and participation opportunities.

About Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada is the first and oldest nonprofit organization in Nevada serving children, from birth to 21 years old, and families coping with childhood cancer.  Its mission is to provide emotional support, quality of life programs, and financial assistance for children and their families affected by childhood cancer. Since its establishment 37 years ago, Candlelighters has helped thousands of families, and now serves 125 families each month and as many as 600 children (diagnosed child and sibling combined) per year. For information, visit

Photos: The Shade Tree of Las Vegas Dedicated New Solar Carport Donated by Black Rock Solar

The Shade Tree of Las Vegas Dedicated New Solar Carport Donated by Black Rock Solar

Las Vegas shelter received assistance from local organizations to complete project

The Shade Tree, a Las Vegas shelter for women and children, held a dedication ceremony today celebrating an innovative approach for sheltering survivors of domestic violence: a 34 kilowatt solar array built by Nevada nonprofit Black Rock Solar. This solar array will offset a significant portion of the shelter’s utility bill, lowering overhead and freeing funds for essential community services.

Photo Credit: Benjamin C. Robertson


The Shade Tree is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their animals affected by domestic violence in the Las Vegas valley for over twenty years. As the only organization with an animal shelter on campus, named Noah’s Animal House, The Shade Tree brings families together with their pets and connects them with assistance and services. The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides over 100,000 nights of shelter each year. To remove any barrier that might prevent a woman from accessing necessary services for she and her children, 100% of our services are provided completely free of charge, regardless of the length of stay. To learn more about The Shade Tree, please visit