WE’RE FEELING CHARITABLE here at the SC Blog and thought, let’s do some good by doing a better job of telling all the good folks in the blogosphere about the Las Vegas charity events that Station Casinos gets involved with from time to time and how others can help if they so desire.
Here’s the helpful running list we’ll keep updating (soonest atop):
October 1 – 31: Station Casinos Project Pink
We’re playing and eating during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise money for the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure.
- Pink Pastries: Specially created treats for sale in Grand Cafes with 50% of proceeds going to the cause.
- “21” For The Cure: Play Blackjack at the designated Pink Tables and we’ll donate the tables’ winnings.
October 18, 25 and November 1: Sweeney Todd
This is a continuation of Ragtag Entertainment’s musical series for charity at Green Valley Ranch’s Ovation Lounge.
The shows are 8pm on Tuesdays of the dates above to benefit the Golden Rainbow. Tickets are $15 plus tax/fees.
March 5: Shaving heads for St. Baldrick’s
Boulder Station will participate in a nationwide event with St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise money for the search for cures and better treatment for kids with cancer. “Head shaving” teams raise money by shaving their heads; by donating money; and/or coming out the night of the event where you can make donations.
- March 5 from 4 – 10pm
- Boulder Station inside KIXX Lounge
- Food and drink specials
- Those who donate will receive free buffet and a T-shirt (minimum donation required)
March 20: St. PETrick’s Day to benefit The Animal Foundation
Doors open at 2pm at The Deck at Aliante Station with all proceeds to benefit The Animal Foundation, a non-profit organization operating Nevada’s largest animal shelter (Lied Animal Shelter) and animal adoption center.
Music, celebrity guest appearances, food, drink and prizes will part of this special day by the pool.
March 31: KWNR All-Star Guitar Pull To Benefit The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas
Featuring Justin Moore, Steve Holy, Steel Magnolia, Sunny Sweeney and others, the KWNR All-Star Guitar Pull, Thursday, March 31 at 7pm, is a Country music event with a portion of the proceeds go to The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at all Station Casinos Reward Centers, the Fiestas, Town Square, at www.stationcasinos.com, or by calling 702.547.5300.
The SC Blog received the following email from our Team Members at Aliante Station. Nice story we thought we would share:
Cynthia has battled with hydrocephalus and spina bifida that has bounded her to a wheelchair for all her life. She is a very sweet and shy young lady. Her father is not in the picture and her mother and her live very simply. When wish granters went to interview Cynthia she went through the different wish options. She took her time and right before the wish granters were leaving (thinking she just wasn’t sure what she wanted) very softly said she really wanted a Quinceanera party. Cynthia was so excited we are able to make her wish come true. Cynthia also wanted to be able to dance a traditional dance at her quince and she was so excited when we found a dance studio that will be helping her choreograph a dance especially for her big day. Cynthia can’t wait for her special day!!! Cynthia and her mother are both very kind and sincere people and they are so excited and grateful for this wish.
The Aliante Catering department will be hosting Cynthia’s Quinceanera.
April 2: Race 4 Kids to benefit Nevada Child Seekers
Grab your sneakers, grab family and friends and participate in the 2011 Race 4 Kids on Saturday, April 2 at The District at Green Valley Ranch includes a 5K run and 1-mile stroll. Nevada Child Seekers has been serving the community for over 25 years and your participation allows them to continue their mission of advocating for and engaging in prevention, identification and location efforts on behalf of missing and exploited children. There will also be a Party in the Park Child Safety Fair, from 8am -11:30am with Free Child ID’s which include digital fingerprints and photos, to take advantage of the child safety information, play games, eat great food, win great prizes, enjoy live entertainment by Tommy Rocker and more.
April 29: Pajamas donation for DJs for PJs
Sunset Station is one of five Las Vegas locations where on April 29 from 6am to 7pm you can drop off a new pair of pajamas in all sizes to benefit abused and neglected children and teens in Southern Nevada.
Other drop-off locations include four Kohl’s department stores around the Valley. Can also make cash donations to DJs for PJs.
April 30: Pink “21” for the Cure
Minimum Blackjack bet $5. Push or bust, we all win!
The Red Rock Gift Shop will also be selling a selection of pink items for the cause.
May 7: Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure
Red Rock Resort is a proud supporter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, which is holding its 16th Annual Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure on May 7 in downtown Las Vegas.
May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31. June 7, 14, 21, & 28: Rent to benefit Golden Rainbow and Olive Crest
The show is a presentation of Ragtag Entertainment, tickets are $15 and all proceeds benefit Golden Rainbow, which is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Southern Nevada area.