Gun Garage and Special Olympics Nevada in Partnership with Local Law Enforcement Hosted “Shoot for our Stars” Range Shooting Competition

 

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Gun Garage and Special Olympics Nevada in Partnership with
Local Law Enforcement Hosted

100% of the event proceeds benefitted Special Olympics Nevada

Gun Garage, formerly Guns and Ammo Garage, hosted the first-ever “Shoot for our Stars” range shooting competition and safety fair with local law enforcement officers on Wednesday, April 16. Amateur shooters and gun enthusiasts participated in the event to demonstrate their skills against top active local law enforcement officers. 100% of the event proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics Nevada.

Designed to become an annual event, “Shoot for our Stars” provided each participant with a three station shooting package including a GLOCK 19, Uzi and the Mark 18 as well as a shooting target, souvenir photo with their competitor, food and drink provided by Fresh and Easy, commemorative t-shirt, and one raffle ticket. During the competition, the outdoor safety fair featured food and non-alcoholic drinks for sale, law enforcement vehicles including K-9 and SWAT, booths, a raffle and officers on hand to answer questions and provide safety information to the public.

“This event was a fun way to raise money for a deserving organization,” said Darby Neagle, owner of Gun Garage. “We look forward to doing this event for years and years to come.”

The funds raised from this event will help the more than 3,000 Special Olympics athletes who participate in sports training and competitions at no cost to the athlete or their family.

 

Special Olympics Nevada’s Development Manager Steve Cabrales presents Gun Garage Owner Darby Neagle with a plaque to recognize and thank Gun Garage for their support at the first-ever “Shoot for our Stars” range shooting competition.
Special Olympics Nevada’s Development Manager Steve Cabrales presents Gun Garage Owner Darby Neagle with a plaque to recognize and thank Gun Garage for their support at the first-ever “Shoot for our Stars” range shooting competition.

Shoot for our Stars Participants

 

*Photos courtesy of Lexie Brazzell

About Gun Garage
Gun Garage, formerly Guns and Ammo Garage, is an indoor, state-of-the-art shooting range that offers first-time shooters and gun experts alike the chance to fire high-powered firearms in a safe and relaxed environment. Gun Garage indoor shooting range and gun retail outlet is located at 5155 S. Dean Martin Dr., just south of Tropicana Ave., and is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.GunGarage.com or call 702.440.GUNS (4867). Friend Gun Garage on Facebook at Gun Garage and follow us on Twitter at @GunGarageLV

Gun Garage and Special Olympics Nevada in Partnership with Local Law Enforcement Present “Shoot for our Stars”

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Gun Garage and Special Olympics Nevada in Partnership with
Local Law Enforcement Present “Shoot for our Stars”

Amateur Shooters and Enthusiasts Are Invited to Battle Against Local Law Enforcement
Officers in Range Shooting Competition

100% of the event proceeds to benefit Special Olympics Nevada

Think you’ve got better aim than local law enforcement personnel? Gun Garage, formerly Guns and Ammo Garage, will host the first-ever “Shoot for our Stars” range shooting competition and safety fair with local law enforcement officers to benefit Special Olympics Nevada. Amateur shooters and gun enthusiasts are invited to demonstrate their skills against top active local law enforcement officers on Wednesday, April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. This event is family-friendly and open to the public.

Designed to become an annual event, “Shoot for our Stars” will provide each participant with a three station shooting package including a pistol, Uzi and Krinkov as well as shooting target, souvenir photo with their competitor, food and drink, and one raffle ticket. Registration is priced at $100, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Special Olympics Nevada. Participants may register by visiting http://www.Shootingforourstars.com . Participants must be at least 16 years of age and accompanied by an adult to compete.

During the competition, the outdoor safety fair will feature food and non-alcoholic drinks for sale, law enforcement vehicles including K-9 and SWAT, booths, a raffle and officers on hand to answer questions and provide safety information to the public. Guests are invited to cheer on participants by watching inside the range or can hang out at the safety fair outside.

“Anything we can do to give back to our local community is important to us,” said Darby Neagle, owner of Gun Garage. “This event is a fun and exciting way to raise money for a wonderful organization. We look forward to seeing who will have the best shot.”

The funds raised from this event will benefit the more than 3,000 Special Olympics athletes who participate in sports training and competitions at no cost to the athlete or their family.

About Gun Garage
Gun Garage, formerly Guns and Ammo Garage, is an indoor, state-of-the-art shooting range that offers first-time shooters and gun experts alike the chance to fire high-powered firearms in a safe and relaxed environment. Gun Garage indoor shooting range and gun retail outlet is located at 5155 S. Dean Martin Dr., just south of Tropicana Ave., and is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.GunGarage.com  or call 702.440.GUNS (4867). Friend Gun Garage on Facebook at Gun Garage and follow us on Twitter at @Guns_AmmoGarage.

Hundreds of Vegas Locals Take the Plunge at South Point Hotel During the Fifth Annual Special Olympics Las Vegas Polar Plunge

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Hundreds of Vegas Locals Take the Plunge at South Point Hotel During the Fifth Annual Special Olympics Las Vegas Polar Plunge

 

What:  Hundreds of Nevada locals, dressed in costumes, will take the plunge into the South Point Hotel Pool during the fifth annual Las Vegas Polar Plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics Nevada (SONV).

When:
Saturday, Feb. 15
11:30 a.m. – Costume Contest
Noon – Polar Plunge

Where:
South Point Hotel Pool
9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89183

Who:                    
Kimberly Gradisher, Special Olympics Nevada representative
Ryan Growney, general manager of South Point Hotel and Casino

Details: South Point Hotel will host Special Olympics Nevada’s (SONV) fifth annual Las Vegas Polar Plunge event in effort to raise funds for SONV athletes to participate in regional, national and international competitions.

Polar Plungers are encouraged to arrive decked out in their most outrageous costumes for a pre-plunge costume contest. Immediately following the plunge, South Point Hotel will host a Post-Polar Plunge Party for all participants and supporters.

The event proceeds help provide SONV athletes with the opportunity to participate in sporting events and to promote acceptance, building bonds of friendship and unity and creating lifelong memories. Plungers, which include schools, companies, law enforcement, families and individuals, are asked to raise a minimum of $125 – the cost of one season of sports instruction and competition for a Special Olympics athlete.

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About Special Olympics Nevada
Created in 1973, Special Olympics Nevada provides athletic opportunities for more than 3,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life. Each year, Special Olympics Nevada hosts 19 athletic competitions throughout the region in eight different sports in addition to competitions in Clark County School District’s K-12 schools. Donations to Special Olympics Nevada give athletes the ability to train and compete at no cost to the athlete.

 

About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare.

Guns and Ammo Garage Presents Special Olympics Nevada with $18,158 Check at 2013 PBR World Finals

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Guns and Ammo Garage Presents Special Olympics Nevada
with $18,158 Check at 2013 PBR World Finals

Money In-Support of their Gold Sponsorship at Charity Golf Tournament

Guns and Ammo Garage, a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range, recently presented Special Olympics Nevada with a donation in the amount of more than $18,000. The money was in conjunction with their Gold Sponsorship of the 2013 PBR Charity Golf Classic at Bear’s Best Golf Course on Tuesday, October 22. This year was the 20th anniversary of the PBR World Finals.

“This is our second year supporting Special Olympics Nevada and we are happy to help this organization in any way that we can,” says Mark Cole, Co-owner of Guns and Ammo Garage. “We are looking forward to working with them in the future and continuing our support.”

“Because of the generosity of Guns and Ammo Garage, this money will allow us to sponsor 72 children and adults with special needs to be able to participate in various programs throughout the community,” says Maggie Schwarz, Regional Vice President of Special Olympics Nevada. “We are so appreciative of their support and know that this money will go a long way.”

Guns and Ammo Garage is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. They are located at 5155 S. Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89118. For more information, call Guns and Ammo Garage at 702.440.GUNS (4867) or visit www.GunsandAmmoGarage.com.

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(Far left) Guns and Ammo Garage Co-Owner Mark Cole presents a check to members of Special Olympics Nevada and Regional Vice President Maggie Schwarz at the 2013 PBR World Finals.

Photo courtesy of Special Olympics Nevada

About Guns and Ammo Garage
Guns and Ammo Garage is an indoor, state-of-the-art shooting range that offers first-time shooters and gun experts alike the chance to fire high-powered firearms in a safe and relaxed environment. Guns and Ammo Garage indoor shooting range and gun retail outlet is located at 5155 S. Dean Martin Dr, just south of Tropicana Ave., and is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.GunsandAmmoGarage.com or call 702.440.GUNS (4867). Friend Guns and Ammo Garage on Facebook at Guns and Ammo Garage and follow us on Twitter at @Guns_AmmoGarage.

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Rappel 350-ft Feet Down the Side of Planet Hollywood For a Good Cause – October 11th and 12th – Benefits Special Olympics

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Thrill-Seekers Wanted to Rappel from the Roof of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to the Strip

Do you dare to go 350+ feet ‘Over the Edge’ for Special Olympics Nevada?

The thrills of the Las Vegas strip seem endless. But it’s rare that adrenaline junkies get the opportunity to rappel more than 350 feet down the side of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino – and for a good cause.

On October 11-12, 2013, Special Olympics Nevada will host its fourth annual Over the Edge event and invites all thrill seekers to once again harness in and defy gravity.

To secure a coveted spot on the rappel line, individuals must raise or personally donate a minimum of $1,000. The best part? The money raised will go toward supporting over 3,000 athletes of Special Olympics Nevada. Fundraising can be done by soliciting donations from family, friends and co-workers and through the online giving site www.overtheedgelasvegas.com.

“How many people can say they rappelled over-looking one of the most famous streets in the world, Las Vegas Boulevard?” said Maggie Schwarz, Regional Vice President, Special Olympics Nevada. “Raising the money to rappel is not a challenge once you explain what you are doing and that you are raising money for Special Olympics athletes in southern Nevada. People either think you are cool or crazy, but no matter what, they recognize their donation is worth the cause it supports,”

For the past three years, Over the Edge has raised close to a quarter of a million dollars to benefit local children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Caesars Entertainment, parent company of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, has sponsored the event all three years so far.

“We are thrilled to once again host this year’s Over the Edge event,” said David Hoenemeyer, regional president of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “Rappeling down the side of one of Las Vegas’ most recognizable properties is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We are proud of our three-year partnership with Special Olympics Nevada and hope this year’s event sees even greater success,” added Hoenemeyer.

The “Over the Edge” event will kick off on Friday, Oct. 11, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and rappellers will continue their descent down Planet Hollywood on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. No experience or prior training is required to participate.

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEVADA

Special Olympics Nevada is a free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 3,000 athletes compete in 19 competitions throughout the region in 8 sports. This requires the extraordinary support and time of 3,243 volunteers and volunteer coaches. Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. For more information on Special Olympics Nevada visit www.sonv.org  or join us at Facebook/SONevada and Twitter @SONevada.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family and is a full partner in Total Rewards™. The hottest property on the Las Vegas Strip with 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, ten restaurants including Gordon Ramsay BurGR, KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.planethollywoodresort.com  or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Planet Hollywood on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

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A First in Las Vegas – Thrill-Seekers Wanted to Rappel from the Roof of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to the Strip

A First in Las Vegas – Thrill-Seekers Wanted to Rappel from the Roof of
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to the Strip
Only 80 spots available to rappel 300+ feet for
Special Olympics Nevada fundraising event

For adrenaline junkies looking for a little adventure, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is offering the opportunity to rappel more than 300 feet from the hotel’s rooftop for “Over the Edge,” a fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Nevada.

To participate, individuals must raise or personally donate a minimum of $1,000 to Special Olympics Nevada. Fundraising is done by soliciting donations from family, friends and co-workers through the online giving site www.overtheedgelasvegas.com. “Raising the money to rappel is not a challenge once you explain what you are doing and that you are raising money for Special Olympics athletes in southern Nevada. People either think you are cool or crazy, but no matter what, they recognize their donation is worth the cause it supports,” says Maggie Schwarz, Special Olympics Nevada’s Regional Vice President.

“We are thrilled to serve as host of this year’s Over the Edge event,” said David Hoenemeyer, regional president of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “Rappeling down the side of one of Las Vegas’ most recognizable properties is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and it benefits a great cause.”

Caesars Entertainment, parent company of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, has sponsored the event for the past two years at sister property, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The events raised more than $150,000 to benefit local children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

“We are proud of our three-year partnership with Special Olympics Nevada and hope this year’s event sees even greater success,” added Hoenemeyer.

The “Over the Edge” event will kick off on Friday, Oct. 12, with a preview day. Rappellers will start their descent down Planet Hollywood on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No experience or prior training is required to join. Maggie Schwarz asks, “How many people can say they “rappelled over-looking one of the most famous streets in the world, Las Vegas Boulevard? The experience is crazy and unique; and the benefit to the athletes of Special Olympics Nevada is colossal.”

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEVADA
Special Olympics Nevada is a free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 3,000 athletes compete in 19 competitions throughout the region in 8 sports. This requires the extraordinary support and time of 3,243 volunteers and volunteer coaches. Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. For more information on Special Olympics Nevada visit www.sonv.org  or join us at Facebook /SONevada and Twitter @SONevada.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family and is a full partner in Total Rewards™. The hottest property on the Las Vegas Strip with 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, nine restaurants including KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The mega resort is also home to PEEPSHOW, the sexy striptease spectacular starring bombshell Holly Madison, and Grammy® Award-winning recording artist CeeLo Green will premiere his new Las Vegas resident show, “CeeLo Green is LOBERACE” in Feb. 2013. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.planethollywoodresort.com  or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Planet Hollywood on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Planet Hollywood, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees.

3rd Annual Pedal to the Medal Sponsored by Gaudin Porsche Saturday, September 8

3rd Annual Pedal to the Medal Sponsored by Gaudin Porsche
Saturday, September 8
100 percent of registration fees to benefit Special Olympics Nevada

 

What/Who – Sponsored by Gaudin Porsche, the 3rd Annual Pedal to the Medal event to support the Special Olympics Nevada will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Riders have the choice of a 25-mile or 50-mile ride.

The event will also feature a free bike rodeo for rider’s family and friends. The bike rodeo will offer children and those with special needs the chance to learn safe riding practices and try out different types of bikes including adapted cycles for disabled riders.

Registration for Pedal to the Medal is $35 through September 1, 2012 and then increases to $45. The registration fee includes a fully supported ride, event tee shirt, lunch, rider swag bag and a timing chip for participants riding the 50-mile course.

Participants can register to ride at www.PedalToTheMedalLasVegas.com. One hundred percent of the registration fees will benefit the Special Olympics Nevada.

Discuss this event on twitter #Pedal2Medal

When: Saturday, September 8, 2012
50-mile ride starts at 7 a.m.
25-mile ride starts at 8 a.m.

Where: West Career and Tech Academy
11945 West Charleston
Las Vegas, NV 89135