Tyler Robinson Foundation Announces Community Honorees for Sixth Annual Rise Up Gala

Tyler Robinson Foundation
Announces Community Honorees
for Sixth Annual Rise Up Gala

Zappos, Shaquille O’Neal and other community heroes honored for their support in the fight against pediatric cancer during star-studded event on Sept. 6

Fans can enter international flyaway sweepstakes online for a chance to attend
the exclusive, sold out Rise Up Gala featuring a performance by Imagine Dragons

The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY® Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling band Imagine Dragons, has announced its honorees for the sixth annual Rise Up Gala, an extraordinary, one-night-only experience dedicated to supporting families battling childhood cancer. The star-studded evening of inspiration is set for Friday, Sept. 6 at Wynn Las Vegas and is currently sold out.

Imagine Dragons fans and TRF supporters unable to snag tickets can now enter to win the prize package of a lifetime which includes two round trip flights to Las Vegas, two nights at Wynn Las Vegas and two VIP tickets to the 2019 Rise Up Gala featuring an intimate acoustic performance by the band. The international giveaway is open online at trf.org/2019galagiveaway and closes Wednesday, July 31 at 5 p.m.

A number of community heroes will be recognized during the exclusive event for their efforts in support of TRF’s mission. Honorees include:

TRF Community Impact: Zappos and Zappos For Good
Zappos, the online retailer known for exceptional customer service and its official charitable arm, Zappos for Good, live their mission to spread happiness and celebrate the good in everything while encouraging their employees to be the good they want to see in the world. With a strong company culture focused on giving back and being socially responsible, Zappos and Zappos for Good can be found making an impact in just about every space imaginable. While longtime gala supporters, Zappos and Zappos for Good have increased collaborations with TRF within the past year and continue to surprise and delight TRF families nationwide.

Team TRF Honoree: Corner Canyon High School
Students at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah rallied together to raise $77,526.08 for TRF during their fundraising season in December 2018, exceeding their goal to raise $75,000 in just three weeks. As part of the Team TRF school fundraising program, students completed “odd jobs” in the community including door-to-door asks, silent auctions, sporting events, student activities and restaurants nights to support the fundraising effort.

TRF Honorary Chair: Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal is so much more than a list of outstanding stats from 19 seasons in the NBA. The basketball Hall of Famer frequently donates his time and money to countless charitable causes throughout the global community. With new ties to Las Vegas, Shaq has invited more than a dozen TRF families to various benefit events this year and continues to quietly make an impact in Las Vegas and around the world.

TRF Legacy Honoree: Tim and Amy Cantor
Tim Cantor’s extraordinary artistic vision has been apparent since he began oil painting at just five years old. By age 15, he was given his first art exhibition, whereupon one of his paintings was acquired to hang in the White House. After marrying Amy, the love of his life and his partner in all things, Tim’s reputation continued to expand across the world. In 2015, Tim and Amy began working closely with Imagine Dragons to create the cover of the band’s second album, Smoke + Mirrors, as well as 13 paintings representing each song on the album. The partnership only deepened as the art was integrated into the band’s music video for “Shots,” featured in the tour production, and became a touring art exhibition accompanying Imagine Dragons at more than 60 stops in North America and Asia. With exquisite galleries in San Diego and Amsterdam, Tim and Amy are far more accomplished than their humble and gracious personalities would ever let on. They have given quietly and generously for years to TRF, lending their talents and time to create art for events, awards for honorees, and auctioning off paintings. They are an integral part of the TRF family.

The Rise Up Gala offers attendees an exclusive night of entertainment and glamour while celebrating the individuals who have made notable contributions to TRF through direct efforts, philanthropic support, or by raising public awareness for pediatric cancer. Joel McHale will once again serve as master of ceremonies. The evening also features a special acoustic performance from the GRAMMY Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling band, Imagine Dragons. All proceeds benefit TRF, where 85 percent of every dollar raised goes directly to families in need. For more information, visit TRF.org.

About The Tyler Robinson Foundation
The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) helps strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing grants specifically to offset out-of-pocket life expenses. TRF is the nonprofit organization of the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons. TRF meets a critical need in communities across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Malaysia. Each year, one in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer. While many pediatric cancer organizations focus on growing awareness and support for families with the physical and emotional toll of a diagnosis, the huge financial hardship cancer treatment places on families is rarely discussed. More than 85-percent of every dollar TRF raises goes right to families in need. For more information visit TRF.org.

About Imagine Dragons
Formed in 2009, Imagine Dragons first revealed their limitless passion and genre-bending sensibilities with a series of independently released EPs that quickly earned a grassroots following. After hitmaking producer Alex Da Kid signed them to KIDinaKORNER/Interscope, the band made their major-label debut with Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the double-platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” With their full-length debut Night Visions arriving later that year, Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard200, selling more than five million copies worldwide. In addition, Night Visions’ diamond-selling single “Radioactive” hit No. 1 on the BillboardRock chart and won Best Rock Performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards. From there, Imagine Dragons went on to see their 2015 sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors debut at No. 1 on the Billboard200. Released in June 2017, their third album EVOLVE was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned three No. 1 Alternative radio hits: “Believer,” which topped the Alternative radio chart for 12 weeks and also climbed to No. 3 at Top 40 radio; “Thunder,” which hit No. 1 at Top 40 and scored a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy nomination; and “Whatever It Takes,” which was Top 5 at Top 40 radio. The band recently released their fourth album, ORIGINS. The album includes the #1 single “Natural,”which spent nine weeks at No. 1 at alternative radio.

The Habit Burger Grill Set To Open Seventh Las Vegas Location With Pre-Opening And Charity Events Starting On Dec. 9

 

THE HABIT BURGER GRILL SET TO OPEN SEVENTH LAS VEGAS LOCATION
WITH PRE-OPENING AND CHARITY EVENTS STARTING ON DEC. 9

WHAT:
The Habit Burger Grill will open its seventh Las Vegas location on December 12. Set to open near the Nellis Crossing community, guests and active duty military members are invited to join in on the celebration with three days of pre-opening events.

To kick off the pre-opening events, The Habit will begin with its fan-favorite Free Charburger Day on Sunday, December 9. This special day is exclusive to military base and members must show I.D. to receive a free Charburger, fries and a drink. In addition, members of the military with a valid I.D. can also indulge in the restaurant’s Free Habit Day on Tuesday, December 11 and experience a complimentary pre-selected menu showcasing an assortment of The Habit’s award-winning Charburgers, grilled sandwiches, and fresh salads.

As a part of its grand opening festivities, The Habit Burger Grill will also partner with local charities, Spread the Word Nevada and the Tyler Robinson Foundation, to host its Charity Day on Monday, December 10. All Las Vegas residents are welcome to join in on the fun and experience a sneak peek of The Habit at Nellis Crossing before it opens to the public. The fast casual restaurant concept will donate 100 percent of all the proceeds to Spread the Word Nevada and the Tyler Robinson Foundation.

For more information, visit www.habitburger.com. The Habit is also found on social media at www.facebook.com/habitburger, instagram.com/habitburgergrill, twitter.com/habitburger and www.youtube.com/habittube.

WHEN:
Free Charburger Day
Exclusive to military base, must show ID
Sunday, December 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Charity Events
Open to the public for all Las Vegas residents
Monday, December 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Spread the Word Nevada
Monday, December 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Tyler Robinson Foundation

Free Habit Day
Exclusive to military base, must show ID
Tuesday, December 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Grand Opening:
Open to the public for all Las Vegas residents
Wednesday, December 12; open daily starting at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:
The Habit Burger Grill
1150 S. Nellis Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89104

About The Habit Restaurants, Inc.
The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade ahi tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh made-to-order salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit was named the “best tasting burger in America” in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America’s leading consumer magazines. The first Habit opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. The Habit has since grown to over 240 restaurants in 11 states throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Washington, Maryland and Pennsylvania, as well as four international locations. More information is available at www.habitburger.com.

Mondays Dark Turns Five! Dec. 17 Party Celebrates 2018 Charities, Announces 2019 Charities — MD will raise $1 Million in 2019 for Nonprofits

 

Mondays Dark Turns Five!
December 17
Party celebrates 2018 beneficiaries, announces 2019 charities
 Mondays Dark to hit $1 million raised for charity next year

 

It’s time for cheers, charity and fun for the fifth anniversary celebration of Mondays Dark, the twice-monthly celebrity-driven variety show benefitting local nonprofit organizations. With 42 charities under one roof, the anniversary party has become one of the largest philanthropic events of the year. It happens Monday, Dec. 17 at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

 

Guests will enjoy a stellar night with some of Las Vegas’ top entertainers who will be announced in the coming weeks. Festivities also will include a live and silent auction with art, show and concert tickets, dining packages, spa treatments, jewelry and other great prizes, and the reveal of the 21 Mondays Dark beneficiaries for 2019.

 

“I can’t believe Mondays Dark is five years old. I love our year-end celebration which brings all of our partners together as well as our new ones for next year ‒ 42 local groups celebrating each other under one roof.  It’s a cool party,” said Mark Shunock, entertainer and philanthropist who founded Mondays Dark. “In 2019, we’ll hit the $1 million mark in funds raised, and this is something our team is extremely proud of.”

 

The Mondays Dark 2018 lineup included: WHY Ranch/White Horse Youth Ranch Foundation, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Miracle Flights, Baby’s Bounty, Tyler Robinson Foundation, HELP of Southern Nevada, New Vista, Positively Arts Foundation, Speedway Children’s Charities, Forgotten Not Gone, Cure 4 the Kids Foundation, Sin City Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence, Leaders in Training, Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada,  Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter, Officer Down, Adam’s Place, Yellow Pants Project, Children’s Heart Foundation, and Las Vegas Firefighter Youth Hockey.

 

Doors for the Mondays Dark fifth anniversary party open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, $30 and $40 per person. There are also seven VIP Box Suites available at $1,500 for 12 people including food and cocktails. The Hard Rock is located at 4455 Paradise Rd. Tickets are available at www.MondaysDark.com.

 

Shunock developed the idea to give back to the community and support local charities with Mondays Dark in 2013 when he was starring in the hit Broadway musical, “Rock of Ages.” He enlisted some of his entertainment friends to help, and Mondays Dark was born. The popularity and reach of the fundraisers has continued to grow with charities and performers eager to be involved. By year’s end, 80 nonprofits will have been helped.

 

Mondays Dark was named “Best of the City” from Vegas Seven in 2014 and “Best of Vegas” from Las Vegas Weekly the following year. In addition, Shunock received the 2014 Angel Award for Cultural Advocate/Entertainer of the Year and was named Best Philanthropist from “Best of Las Vegas” and the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Impact Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Las Vegas Chapter for Mondays Dark.

 

About Mondays Dark and The Space
Mondays Dark was founded in November 2013 by entertainer and philanthropist Mark Shunock, who currently can be seen as the emcee for “Magic Mike Live” and the in-arena host for the Vegas Golden Knights. He wanted to provide the community with a sizzling mix of entertainment, music and comedy while supporting the many charities in Southern Nevada. To date, the 501(c)3 organization has raised more than $800,000 for local nonprofits, one event at a time, one ticket at a time. With the opening of The Space arts complex in 2016 by Shunock, Mondays Dark found a permanent home and opened the door to a wide variety of additional community outreach to Las Vegas – from local productions to children’s workshops, from targeted fundraisers to Mondays Dark events, and from fashion shows to weddings. Quickly earning a reputation for hip and intimate experiences, The Space features a 3,000-square-foot raw performance space, black box theater, two rehearsal studios, podcast/recording studio, and a vintage piano bar and lounge. It is located at 3460 Cavaretta Court off of Polaris Ave. just north of Harmon Ave. For additional information on Mondays Dark, including updates on The Space, programming and charitable events, visit www.MondaysDark.com or www.TheSpaceLV.com or connect via Instagram @MondaysDark, Twitter @Mondays_Dark or Facebook at www.facebook.com/MondaysDarkLasVegas.

TREVI Italian Restaurant to Host Charity Pizza Cook-Off With Local Influencers, Performers and Media

TREVI Italian Restaurant to Host Charity Pizza Cook-Off
With Local Influencers, Performers and Media  

 

 

Local performers Mariah Rivera of FANTASY, Terry Fator, James Davis of Chippendales and Miss Nevada USA 2018 Carolina Urrea will use their love of pizza for a good cause as celebrity judges at TREVI Italian Restaurant’s fourth annual media pizza making competition on Thursday, Aug. 30.

 

Local media personalities will compete to raise money for their charity of choice by creating and implementing their own recipe, including choice of ingredients and style to make the tastiest pizza. This year’s competitors include Rachel Smith, co-host of the MORE Show on FOX 5; Courtney Perna, cohost of Las Vegas NOW on KLAS Ch. 8; Shaun Burgess, Digital Content Producer for Vegas.com; and defending champion Jason Harris, contributor to VEGAS Magazine and Las Vegas Weekly, and the 2017 winner of TREVI’s annual charity event.

 

Located at The Forum Shops inside Caesars Palace, the award-winning restaurant will present the selected winner with a $500 donation to be directed to a local charity of their choice. Selected charities include the Tyler Robinson Foundation, Best Buddies Nevada, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

ABOUT TREVI:
TREVI is located at the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars next to the ‘Fountain of the Gods.’ TREVI has been voted “Best of Las Vegas” for Italian cuisine by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, as well as been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015. The restaurant offers classic and contemporary Italian fare, a gelato bar featuring fresh gelato made daily and a dynamic atmosphere. Executive Chef Jose Navarro has designed the menu to have a homemade feel. The laid-back Landry’s, Inc. restaurant and bar is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday. More information and reservations are available at www.trevi-italian.com or by calling 702.735.4663. Follow TREVI on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TREVILV, on Instagram @TREVILV and on Twitter @TREVILV.

 

ABOUT LANDRY’S, INC.
Landry’s, Inc., wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 500 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Mitchell’s Fish Market Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, McCormick &Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper and Mastro’s Restaurants. Landry’s also operates a group of signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony’s, Grotto, Willie G’s and others. Landry’s gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Biloxi, Miss.; and Lake Charles, La. Landry’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island.

EMERGE: IMPACT + MUSIC Welcomes New Partners Ahead of Inaugural Event April 6-8, 2018

EMERGE: IMPACT + MUSIC Welcomes New Partners Ahead of Inaugural Event April 6-8, 2018

 

 EMERGE IMPACT + MUSIC is proud to announce several new partners to join its inaugural event on April 6-8, 2018. The next-generation festival, which features blended showcases themed around today’s most relevant social topics has on-boarded three local non-profits, including Communities in Schools Nevada, The Center Las Vegas, and the Tyler Robinson Foundation. In addition, the festival has also added radio partner KROQ/AMP and official rideshare partner Lyft Las Vegas to its already impressive lineup. The festival will take place inside Las Vegas’ best entertainment venues at Brooklyn Bowl, LINQ Hotel & Casino, Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Flamingo Hotel & Casino and Bunkhouse Saloon.

EMERGE was created by the people for the people and is now giving back to the people. With these new partnerships, EMERGE has the ability to give back to its host city. The next-generation festival will be donating 250 tickets to CIS Academy, allowing selected students that may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend and experience EMERGE. In addition, $1 from every ticket sold at EMERGE will go to The Fairytale Ball Impact Showcase produced by The Tenth.

 

ABOUT A BEAUTIFUL PERSPECTIVE:
Created by Life is Beautiful founder Rehan Choudhry, A Beautiful Perspective is a socially conscious media and live events company, presenting original digital content, festivals and conferences and encouraging authentic and impactful social change. Find out more at abeautifulperspective.com and EmergeLV.com.

ABOUT NOISEY:
VICE started Noisey in 2011 as a way to document new and exciting music across the globe – from pop’s heavy- hitters to tiny garage bands and everything in between. Since then, Noisey has grown into one of the most successful music brands on the planet, boasting the most popular music documentaries on the web, its own TV show on VICELAND, a radio show on Apple’s Beats 1, and more. Through in-depth reporting and incisive storytelling, Noisey uses music as a lens to investigate the movements, scenes, and stories that drive our culture.

The Venetian and The Palazzo, Powered by Sands Cares, Make a $25,000 Donation to ‘Mondays Dark’

 

THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO, POWERED BY SANDS CARES, MAKE A $25,000 DONATION TO ‘MONDAYS DARK’

 

Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship program of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Las Vegas Sands Corp., is donating $25,000 to help fund the operating costs of local philanthropic organization, Mondays Dark.

Twice a month, Mondays Dark gathers an eclectic cast of guests, including stars from Hollywood and the Las Vegas Strip, musical acts, comedians, athletes, and the occasional celebrity chef, for 90 minutes of conversation, entertainment, and plenty of laughs – with a mission is to raise $10,000 per performance for a rotating roster of Las Vegas charities. The $20 variety show has become one of the hottest tickets in town and the list of charities waiting to partner with Mondays Dark continues to grow. Since 2013, the ongoing program has partnered with more than 50 local charities, raising more than $500,000.

“By helping to fund their operating costs, we can ensure that 100 percent of funds raised at each performance can go to Las Vegas charities,” said Stephanie Stanton, director of Sands Cares. “Through this donation, we want to help Mondays Dark run with virtually no expenses.”

The donation will be ceremoniously presented by the cast of “BAZ – A Musical Mash Up” at an upcoming show.

“When I moved to Vegas to open Rock of Ages, The Venetian was essentially my home for three years. I had the time of my life performing there and became great friends with many who work there,” said Mark Shunock, founder of Mondays Dark and The Space. “It’s an honor to have Sands Cares recognize Mondays Dark and the work we are doing in the community. To have them on our team is something I don’t take lightly. It means the world to me and I’m so grateful for their support.”

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a deep and longstanding commitment to giving back to not only our community, but integrates philanthropic work worldwide with the help of priceless donations, such as countless hours of Team Member volunteerism, and in-kind support.

“Not only does this donation support the Las Vegas arts community, it also a nonprofit that is ‘paying it forward’ by fundraising for other nonprofits,” continued Stanton. “This is a great example of an organization that has found a way to serve multiple audiences and is a win/win for everybody.”

Upcoming partner charities include St. Jude’s Ranch for Children and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (February); Miracle Flights and Baby’s Bounty (March); Tyler Robinson Foundation and HELP of Southern Nevada (April); and New Vista and Positively Arts Foundation (May).

Sands Cares also donated theatre and staging equipment to help the organization create The Space, a Las Vegas community-driven charity-based arts complex, and home to Mondays Dark.

 

 

ALEX AND ANI Opens Sixth Las Vegas Store at McCarran International Airport


McCarran International Airport C Gates Store Now Open


Catering to local Nevadans and travellers alike, ALEX AND ANI Las Vegas welcomes its sixth location, now open inside McCarran International Airport’s C Gates. Operating partner Bribor LLC owns and manages six ALEX AND ANI stores in Las Vegas with locations at Fashion Show Mall, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and the Grand Bazaar Shops.

Created and inspired by founder Carolyn Rafaelian, the eco-conscious jewelry and accessories brand continues its mission to provide unique products that will have a positive effect on the world and in local communities. Proudly handcrafted in America using sustainable and eco-friendly processes, ALEX AND ANI collections celebrate each wearer’s unique expression with signature expandable bangles, as well as expandable bracelets, rings, chain necklaces and endless hoop earrings.

With an emphasis on giving back and social responsibility, ALEX AND ANI has raised more than $38 million through CHARITY BY DESIGN to benefit non-profit organizations and their missions for a better world, partnering with both local and national chapters including Grant A Gift for Autism, American Heart Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada, Tyler Robinson Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and many more.

“We look forward to serving both visitors and locals traveling to and from McCarran International Airport and helping them find the perfect accessory to commemorate their trip or add to their collection,” said Brett Seitman, president and CEO of Bribor.

To learn more about ALEX AND ANI’s Las Vegas store locations, hours of operation and shop new and upcoming collections, visit alexandani.com or follow ALEX AND ANI Las Vegas on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


Las Vegas Charm Bangle, Sold Exclusively in All ALEX AND ANI Las Vegas Stores – Courtesy Photo


About ALEX AND ANI
Headquartered in Rhode Island, ALEX AND ANI creates jewelry and accessories that empower the spirit and connect humanity. Their meaningful designs incorporate powerful symbolism and provide a vehicle for consumers to express their individuality through the jewelry they wear and the causes they support. Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer, believes that every individual brings their own individual power to the world. ALEX AND ANI is committed to giving back to the world that we live in. By using recycled materials with eco-conscious processes and through its philanthropic CHARITY BY DESIGN division, ALEX AND ANI positively impacts our planet and our communities. CHARITY BY DESIGN partners with nonprofits worldwide, and has been instrumental in raising more than $39MM for charity. An Inc. 500 Company, ALEX AND ANI has retail stores as well as retail partners worldwide. ALEX AND ANI products are proudly designed and crafted in America and made with love. To find the nearest authorized retailer, learn more about the brand or shop online, visit alexandani.com.

HARD ROCK CAFE LAS VEGAS ENCOURAGES FANS TO “MARCH FO[U]RTH” TO SUPPORT THE TYLER ROBINSON FOUNDATION

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HARD ROCK CAFE LAS VEGAS ENCOURAGES FANS TO “MARCH FO[U]RTH” TO SUPPORT THE TYLER ROBINSON FOUNDATION

 

Hard Rock continues its support for the Tyler Robinson Foundation with special March Fo[u]rth events across the country to honor the day Tyler Robinson lost his battle to cancer. Tyler was a young boy diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, who found his inspiration through the band Imagine Dragons and eventually formed a friendship with GRAMMY® award-winning rockers.  On Wednesday, March 4, Hard Rock Cafe on Paradise will celebrate Tyler’s legacy and support the cause by donating 15% of the total food and beverage sales that day directly to the foundation. The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) is an organization established by Imagine Dragons in 2013 to help families handle unexpected financial costs of pediatric cancer.

 

The date March 4th is meaningful to those closest to Tyler and the foundation, as it is a reminder to march forth in life. This date has now become TRF’s annual giving campaign, Operation March Fo[u]rth, which aims to raise $1 million in one day for the foundation in an effort to assist families with the unexpected costs of cancer.

 

Hard Rock’s Imagine Dragons Signature Series

Imagine Dragons and Hard Rock International joined forces to help slay cancer with Dragons, and support the band’s Tyler Robinson Foundation, through the Imagine Dragons Signature Series: Edition 33 T-shirt and pin. The limited-edition collectible pin and men’s T-shirt featuring an original design by Imagine Dragons are available online at RockShop.HardRock.com and at Rock Shops at Hard Rock Cafes, Hotels and Casinos worldwide.

 

In celebration of Imagine Dragons’ album launch, Hard Rock also released a limited number of autographed Signature Series T-shirts that are hidden throughout the racks at various Rock Shop locations worldwide. Guests can also enjoy Hard Rock Cafe’s Imagine Dragons-inspired menu options including the Dragon Berry Daiquiri, Radioactive Lemonade and the non-alcoholic Imagine Smoothie.

Proceeds from the sale of Hard Rock’s Imagine Dragons Signature Series T-shirt and pin benefit the Tyler Robinson Foundation. For additional information, visit www.HardRock.com/lasvegas.

 Imagine Dragons

About Imagine Dragons
Formed in 2009 by Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” The band’s double-platinum album Night Visions arrived later that year and Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, sell nearly four million copies worldwide, and became the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. Night Visions’ second single, the 9x platinum “Radioactive,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for “Best Rock Performance.” It is the best-selling rock song in U.S. digital history. The third single, “Demons,” hit No. 1 at Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold 3.9 million copies in the U.S. The band has sold more than 24 million tracks worldwide.

 

For more information visit www.imaginedragonsmusic.com

 

About the Tyler Robinson Foundation
The Tyler Robinson Foundation begins with the story of Tyler – one of many heroes who chose not to let his prognosis dictate his outlook on life. At 16-yearsold, Tyler was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer.  In the following year leading up to his passing, he was able to touch countless lives. Those who knew Tyler were inspired by his courage, and his insistence on enjoying life and spreading happiness despite the physical and emotional strain of living with cancer. Determined to continue Tyler’s legacy of creating something positive despite the odds, his family and members of the band Imagine Dragons (who had grown close to Tyler) came together to create the Tyler Robinson Foundation. Some people say that Tyler lost his battle with cancer, but we couldn’t disagree more. The real battle is not whether you live or die, but how you respond to the challenge. Tyler loved music, which was the catalyst for his relationship with the band Imagine Dragons. One of his favorite lyrics during the time he was battling cancer comes from the song “It’s Time,” which says the road to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell. When the band heard about this, they dedicated the song to him at a show – this was the beginning of a long friendship. For more information, visit www.TRF.org.

 

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 198 venues in 63 countries, including 152 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Rio de Janeiro and Marrakech. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

IMAGINE DRAGONS AND HARD ROCK PARTNER TO BENEFIT THE TYLER ROBINSON FOUNDATION WITH SIGNATURE SERIES

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IMAGINE DRAGONS AND HARD ROCK PARTNER TO BENEFIT THE TYLER ROBINSON FOUNDATION WITH SIGNATURE SERIES: EDITION 33 MERCHANDISE LAUNCH AND GLOBAL CAFE TAKEOVER

Limited-Edition Imagine Dragons T-shirt and Pin Available January 2015 in Support of the Band’s Charity

 

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons and iconic lifestyle brand Hard Rock International have joined forces to help slay cancer with Dragons, and support the band’s Tyler Robinson Foundation, through the Imagine Dragons Signature Series: Edition 33 merchandise line. The limited-edition collectible pin and men’s T-shirt featuring an original design by Imagine Dragons will be available online at HardRock.com and at Rock Shops at Hard Rock Cafes, Hotels and Casinos worldwide beginning in January 2015.

 

“We feel very passionate about the Tyler Robinson Foundation and are excited to work with Hard Rock to use their global reach and charitable roots to help us spread the message of Tyler and this cause,” said Imagine Dragons frontman and Tyler Robinson co-founder, Dan Reynolds.

 

Proceeds from the sale of Hard Rock’s Imagine Dragons Signature Series merchandise will benefit the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), an organization established by the band in 2013 to help families handle unexpected financial costs of pediatric cancer. TRF assigns financial advisers to families affected and covers expenses such as child care, rent, utility bills and travel costs for treatments. Through the Signature Series: Edition 33 merchandise, fans can join Imagine Dragons in their mission to support families struggling with the financial burden of childhood cancer, so they can focus on treatments and healing.

 

Hard Rock’s Imagine Dragons Signature Series: Edition 33 men’s T-shirt ($26) is slate-blue and features an image of a bird and a guitar nestled in a bird’s nest, symbolizing the little things the Tyler Robinson Foundation does to keep their recipients and families safe and happy. The T-shirt also displays the band’s logo and a city-specific Hard Rock brand logo. The new Signature Series Pin ($12) is shaped like a guitar-pick and features an image of a bird, nest and guitar with Imagine Dragons and Hard Rock logos.

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“We have fostered a valuable friendship with Imagine Dragons over the past several years,” said James Buell, Director of Music and Marketing for Hard Rock International. “We are honored to further our partnership with these award-winning artists by supporting a cause they are extremely passionate about and we look forward to raising funds and awareness for this inspirational cause.”

 

To celebrate the partnership, Hard Rock will also join forces with Imagine Dragons to support the band’s sophomore album, Smoke + Mirrors, on the day of the album’s release. On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Imagine Dragons will be the first artist to take control of Hard Rock Cafe’s internal video system, played on more than 20,000 screens in Hard Rock’s 150 cafe locations around the world. Guests who visit one of Hard Rock’s many cafe locations worldwide will experience the “Dragons” takeover first-hand, including the band’s latest video releases and other hand-picked favorites.

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Additionally, Hard Rock Cafe locations will offer a limited-edition beverage menu to support the Tyler Robinson Foundation through February 2015. Guests are encouraged to visit their local Hard Rock Cafe and enjoy a delicious way to give back to the cause!

 

Hard Rock’s Signature Series Lineup

Hard Rock developed the concept of partnering with world-renowned musicians and bands to create and donate imaginative designs more than 20 years ago. These unique designs are converted onto T-shirts and sold at Hard Rock properties worldwide, with a portion of the retail price benefitting the artist’s preferred charity. Imagine Dragons joins a legendary roster of music icons – from U2, KISS, Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton, to The Who, Jon Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Shakira, Ringo Starr and Jimi Hendrix – who have become part of Hard Rock’s Signature Series program, which has helped to raise millions of dollars for charitable causes worldwide.

 

For additional details please visit www.hardrock.com.

About Imagine Dragons
Formed in 2009 by Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” The band’s double-platinum album Night Visions arrived later that year and Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, sell nearly four million copies worldwide, and became the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. Night Visions’ second single, the 9x platinum “Radioactive,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for “Best Rock Performance.” It is the best-selling rock song in U.S. digital history. The third single, “Demons,” hit No. 1 at Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold 3.9 million copies in the U.S. The band has sold more than 24 million tracks worldwide.

For more information visit www.imaginedragonsmusic.com

About the Tyler Robinson Foundation
The Tyler Robinson Foundation begins with the story of Tyler – one of many heroes who chose not to let his prognosis dictate his outlook on life. At 16-yearsold, Tyler was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer.  In the following year leading up to his passing, he was able to touch countless lives. Those who knew Tyler were inspired by his courage, and his insistence on enjoying life and spreading happiness despite the physical and emotional strain of living with cancer. Determined to continue Tyler’s legacy of creating something positive despite the odds, his family and members of the band Imagine Dragons (who had grown close to Tyler) came together to create the Tyler Robinson Foundation. Some people say that Tyler lost his battle with cancer, but we couldn’t disagree more. The real battle is not whether you live or die, but how you respond to the challenge. Tyler loved music, which was the catalyst for his relationship with the band Imagine Dragons. One of his favorite lyrics during the time he was battling cancer comes from the song “It’s Time,” which says the road to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell. When the band heard about this, they dedicated the song to him at a show – this was the beginning of a long friendship. For more information, visit www.TRF.org.

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 197 venues in 62 countries, including 151 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Rio de Janeiro and Marrakech. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.