Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour Book Drive Raises 3,500 Books to Donate to Four At-Risk Schools for Nevada Reading Week

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Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour Book Drive Raises 3,500 Books to Donate
to Four At-Risk Schools for Nevada Reading Week

Every Student at the Four Schools Received a Book of Their Own
Courtesy of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour

Harrah’s Comedy-Magician Mac King made a special visit to four local elementary schools as part of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2015. King held assemblies at each school, reading short stories to the students, performing tricks from his show and discussing the importance of reading. During his scheduled visits, King hand-delivered books collected from book drives held throughout February of this year with Savers of Las Vegas, the YMCA of Southern Nevada, Egg Works, The Egg & I, The Toy Box and Splashville. Donations benefitted The Public Education Foundation.

“I’d like to thank the community partners that helped make Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2015 really special,” said King. “I greatly enjoyed sharing the love of reading with my new pals and the enthusiasm was priceless. I look forward to making new pals next year.”

Mac King has been a long-time supporter of childhood literacy. For years, King has visited Las Vegas elementary schools to highlight the importance of literacy to students. In 2011, King launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy program to encourage reading for Las Vegas school children. Since then, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour has collected more than 20,000 books for local elementary school students.

Stops on Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour 2011
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – Howard Hollingsworth Elementary School
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – Berkeley L. Elementary School
Thursday, March 5, 2015 – Ruby S. Thomas Elementary School
Friday, March 6, 2015 – Jim Thorpe Elementary School

Mac King reading an excerpt from The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak to the students at Hollingsworth ES during Nevada Reading Week on March 3, 2015. Each student at the school was able to take a book home to keep courtesy of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour.
Mac King reading an excerpt from The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak to the students at Hollingsworth ES during Nevada Reading Week on March 3, 2015. Each student at the school was able to take a book home to keep courtesy of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour.
Mac King posing with students at Bunker ES during Nevada Reading Week on March 4, 2015. Each student at the school was able to take a book home to keep courtesy of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour.
Mac King posing with students at Bunker ES during Nevada Reading Week on March 4, 2015. Each student at the school was able to take a book home to keep courtesy of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour.

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 10,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including: Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, Winder Farms, Sky Zone Las Vegas, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Las Vegas 51’s Baseball Team.

About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation, founded in 1991, continues to drive change and improve outcomes through educational programs that support literacy, learning, leadership, the arts and sustainability. For more information about the Foundation, go to thepef.org. “Like” us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ThePublicEducationFoundation. “Follow” us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ThePEFOutLoud.

Egg Works and The Egg & I Family Restaurants Join Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour as Book Drive Partners

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Hop on Board Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour in Conjunction with Nevada Reading Week 2015

Donate new and gently used children’s books at partnering locations
throughout the valley to receive great offers this February

Book Donations Benefit the Public Education Foundation

Harrah’s Headliner and Comedy-Magician Mac King invites the public to jump on board this February as he embarks on Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2015, benefiting the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation. Throughout the month of February, King is partnering with the YMCA of Southern Nevada, Egg Works, The Egg & I, The Toy Box and Splash Studios LLC to collect books for elementary school children in local at-risk schools. Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books at any of the locations below to receive a pair of tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show and special offers from the host venue.  King will personally deliver the books to kids in at-risk schools on March 2 – March 6, during Nevada Reading Week 2015.

Book Drop Locations:
YMCA of Southern Nevada Book Drive (www.lasvegasymca.org)
·     Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107
·     Durango Hills YMCA
3521 N. Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89129
·     Centennial Hills YMCA
6601 N. Buffalo, Las Vegas, NV 89131
·      SkyView YMCA
3050 E. Centennial Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89081
***Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books during the month of February at any of the four Y locations to receive:
·     A pair of tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show (Limit one per person)
·     One-week Y Family Pass to all the facilities including children and adult exercise classes, indoor pools, exercise/weight equipment and rock wall (Limit one per person)

Egg Works/Egg & I Family Restaurants Book Drive (www.theeggworks.com/)
·      Egg Works
2025 Village Center Dr. Las Vegas NV, 89134
·      Egg Works
9355 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV. 89147
·      Egg Works
2490 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV, 89120
·      Egg Works
6960 S. Rainbow Blvd, Las VEgas, NV, 89103
·      Egg Works
10839 S. Eastern Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89052
·      Egg & I
4533 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV, 89134
***Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books during the month of February at any of the six Egg Works and Egg & I locations to receive:
·     A pair of tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show (Limit one per person)
·     Buy one entrée, get the second half off (Limit one per person, up to a $4 value)

The Toy Box Book Drive (www.ToyBoxLasVegas.com/)
·     The Toy Box
Downtown Summerlin
1980 Festival Plaza Dr #175, Las Vegas, NV 89135
***Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books during the month of February at this location to receive:
·     A pair of tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show (Limit one per person)
·     15% off any one regularly priced item at The Toy Box (Limit one per person)

Splash Studios, LLC Book Drive (www.Facebook.com/SplashLasVegas)
·     Splash Studios, LLC
9700 W. Tropicana Ave, Suite 105, Las Vegas, NV, 89147
***Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books during the month of February at this location to receive:
·     A pair of tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show (Limit one per person)
·     20% off any purchase at Splash Studios, LLC (Limit one per person)

Preferred Public Relations, LLC Book Drive (http://www.preferredpublicrelations.com)
·     Preferred Public Relations, LLC
2630 S. Jones Blvd, Suite 1, Las Vegas, NV, 89146
***Donate three or more new or gently used children’s books at this location to receive:
·     A pair of tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show (Limit one per person)

Nevada Reading Week 2015 March 2 – 6
Donated books will be personally delivered by King to kids in at-risk schools during Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2015. 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 2015 can email Lauren@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 10,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including: Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, Winder Farms, Sky Zone Las Vegas, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Las Vegas 51’s Baseball Team.

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About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation, founded in 1991, continues to drive change and improve outcomes through educational programs that support literacy, learning, leadership, the arts and sustainability. For more information about the Foundation, go to thepef.org. “Like” us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ThePublicEducationFoundation. “Follow” us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ThePEFOutLoud.

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About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The YMCA of Southern Nevada, established in 1944, invites community members to stay active at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane; the City of Las Vegas’ Durango Hills Community Center, 3521 N. Durango Drive and Centennial Hills Community Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, both operated by the YMCA; and the City of North Las Vegas SkyView Multi-Generational Center, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway, operated by the YMCA. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Visit www.lasvegasymca.org or call (702) 877-9622.
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About Egg Works and The Egg & I
“A Family Tradition of Fine American Food.”
Established in 1988 as The Egg & I, and recently expanded into it’s sister restaurants called The Egg Works in 2005. Egg Works is now the flagship breakfast joint in the Las Vegas area. Egg Works is passionate about serving good food and satisfying the customers all over the valley.
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About The Toy Box
The Toy Box, situated in the heart of Downtown Summerlin, features rare toys, collectibles, unique brands and the latest pop-culture crazes. Located at 1980 Festival Plaza Dr #175, Las Vegas, the store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 702-776-TOY-0 (702-776 8690) or visit The Toy Box online at www.ToyBoxLasVegas.com or on Facebook at ToyBoxLasVegas, Twitter at @ToyBoxLasVegas, Instagram at @ToyBoxLasVegas  and Pinterest at @ToyBoxLasVegas

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About Splash Studios, LLC
Splash is a paint-your-own interactive pottery studio with two party rooms, a plush television lounge, Karaoke stage, game room, and nearly 3,000 square feet of creative fun painting areas. Splash is located at 9700 W. Tropicana Ave, Suite 105, Las Vegas, NV, 89147. Studio hours are open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with additional hours upon request. Call (702) 868-1606 for reservations. “Like” Splash on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SplashLasVegas.

SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park,

SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK LAS VEGAS
CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING 

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first indoor trampoline park, celebrated the opening of its newest location in Las Vegas with a grand opening public event on Saturday, Aug. 10. More than 500 jumpers and their families attended the public grand opening event for a fun-filled day featuring free popcorn, cotton candy, balloon artists, face painting, photo opportunities with Sky Maniac – Sky Zone’s mascot, and several giveaways and prizes. A special ribbon cutting ceremony was also held with members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce present, where Sky Zone executives were presented with proclamations from Harry Reid and Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak. Additionally, Sky Zone partnered with the YMCA of Southern Nevada to provide free jump time to all YMCA members for the day and donated 50 percent of the proceeds from opening day to the charity.

“Everyone at Sky Zone would like to thank those who came out to celebrate our opening day with us. After months of planning, the new park is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited to share this amazing new 3-D experience with you,” said Mallory Rueca, General Manager of Sky Zone. “From the SkySlam basketball court, additional Foam Zone lanes and Ultimate Dodgeball courts for the kids, to a Parents Lounge and Mezzanine for adults, we’ve made sure this new facility has something for everyone.”

With more than 151 trampolines, Sky Zone’s new state-of-the-art trampoline park features wall-to-wall active fun with a variety of new and expanded gravity-defying activities that will have people of all ages jumping with joy including a SkySlam basketball court where guests can make the ultimate slam-dunk; additional Foam Zone lanes; a new Parents Lounge offering free Wi-Fi and Satellite TV; a Mezzanine and SkyBox overlooking the courts as well as a new SkyCafe. Sky Zone continues to offer its unique array of special events, Ultimate Dodgeball tournaments and fitness classes for everyone to enjoy including: Open Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball, SkyRobics,SkyCamp, Toddler Time, Jumpapalooza, SkyJam andSkyMania.

Sky Zone Las Vegas conducts a ribbon cutting on Saturday, Aug. 10 to celebrate the grand opening of Sky Zone Las Vegas new indoor trampoline park located on Dean Martin Dr. Pictured left to right: Chris Wilson, Senior Account Executive of Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce; Rick Platt, Founder and Managing Partner of Sky Zone, LLC; Scott Maheu, Assistant Manager of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Jeff Flegel Managing Partner of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Sara Stewart Assistant Manager of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Mallory Rueca, General Manager of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Jeff Wells, Development Consultant of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Steve Orrico, Ambassador of Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Sky Zone Las Vegas conducts a ribbon cutting on Saturday, Aug. 10 to celebrate the grand opening of Sky Zone Las Vegas new indoor trampoline park located on Dean Martin Dr. Pictured left to right: Chris Wilson, Senior Account Executive of Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce; Rick Platt, Founder and Managing Partner of Sky Zone, LLC; Scott Maheu, Assistant Manager of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Jeff Flegel Managing Partner of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Sara Stewart Assistant Manager of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Mallory Rueca, General Manager of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Jeff Wells, Development Consultant of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Steve Orrico, Ambassador of Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park received proclamations from U.S. Senator Harry Reid and Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak to commemorate the public grand opening event held on Saturday, Aug. 10. Pictured left to right: Rick Platt, Founder and Managing Partner of Sky Zone, LLC; Chris Wilson, Senior Account Executive of Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce; Sara Stewart Assistant Manager of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Mallory Rueca, General Manager of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Jeff Flegel Managing Partner of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Cheryl Bella, Director of Marketing and Communications of YMCA of Southern Nevada; Steve Orrico, Ambassador of Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park received proclamations from U.S. Senator Harry Reid and Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak to commemorate the public grand opening event held on Saturday, Aug. 10. Pictured left to right: Rick Platt, Founder and Managing Partner of Sky Zone, LLC; Chris Wilson, Senior Account Executive of Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce; Sara Stewart Assistant Manager of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Mallory Rueca, General Manager of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Jeff Flegel Managing Partner of Sky Zone Las Vegas; Cheryl Bella, Director of Marketing and Communications of YMCA of Southern Nevada; Steve Orrico, Ambassador of Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Kids enjoy open jump time during the public grand opening event of Sky Zone Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 10. The new 27,000 sq. ft. indoor trampoline park is located on Dean Martin Dr. and features more than 151 trampolines and 3-D activities for people of all ages. Fifty percent of opening day proceeds were donated to YMCA of Southern Nevada. For more information on Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, please visit www.skyzone.com/lasvegas.
Kids enjoy open jump time during the public grand opening event of Sky Zone Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 10. The new 27,000 sq. ft. indoor trampoline park is located on Dean Martin Dr. and features more than 151 trampolines and 3-D activities for people of all ages. Fifty percent of opening day proceeds were donated to YMCA of Southern Nevada. For more information on Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, please visit www.skyzone.com/lasvegas.
Sky Maniac – the Sky Zone Mascot, makes the ultimate slam dunk on the SkySlam basketball court during the public grand opening of Sky Zone Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 10. The new 27,000 sq. ft. indoor trampoline park is located on Dean Martin Dr. and features more than 151 trampolines and 3-D activities for people of all ages. Fifty percent of opening day proceeds were donated to YMCA of Southern Nevada. For more information on Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, please visit www.skyzone.com/lasvegas.
Sky Maniac – the Sky Zone Mascot, makes the ultimate slam dunk on the SkySlam basketball court during the public grand opening of Sky Zone Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 10. The new 27,000 sq. ft. indoor trampoline park is located on Dean Martin Dr. and features more than 151 trampolines and 3-D activities for people of all ages. Fifty percent of opening day proceeds were donated to YMCA of Southern Nevada. For more information on Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, please visit www.skyzone.com/lasvegas.

About Sky Zone
The new 27,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Sky ZoneIndoor Trampoline Park, located at 7440 Dean Martin Dr. Suite 201, officially opened on July 1, replacing the previous address on Steptoe Street near Boulder Highway. Operation hours are Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Jumpapalooza (all ages) from 10 p.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 a.m., Sky Jam (ages 16+) from 10 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.  For more information on Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, please visit www.skyzone.com/LasVegas

Since 2004, Sky Zone, LLC has created and built the world’s first all-trampoline, walled playing court – a concept so unique it was awarded a United States Patent No. 5,624,122. Sky Zone, LLC operates three affiliate-owned indoor trampoline parks, with franchises open across the United States and in Canada in 18 states and one province. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Parks feature a wide array of fun, fit and low-impact activities ranging from Open Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes to birthday parties, corporate events and other group outings. The franchise has been awarded various accolades, including “Best Gym Alternative” by Vegas Seven Magazine, “2012 Locals Choice for Kid’s Birthday Party” by Southbay Magazine and one of Entrepreneur’s 2013 “Fresh Concepts Livening Up Franchising.” For more information on the company or franchising opportunities, please visit www.skyzone.com.