Upcoming local fundraisers and charitable events

The following is a list of fundraisers in the Las Vegas valley. If you would like to submit an event to this list, send an email to webmaster@ktnv.com.

HUMANA CLOTHING AND FOOD DRIVE FOR HOMELESS AND AT-RISK MILITARY VETERANS -- NOW UNTIL FEB. 24
Vegas residents are invited to drop off clothing and non-perishable food at the two community Humana locations to benefit local homeless and at-risk military veterans. Items can be dropped off at the Humana locations in Henderson (1000 N. Green Valley Pkwy., Suite 720, Henderson) and Summerlin (8885 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 140, Las Vegas) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call the Henderson location at (702) 269-5200 or Summerlin at (702) 380- 6170.

ROCK 'N' ROLL HALL OF FAME REUNION
The Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame is planning a two-day, 20-band 80's reunion Feb. 17 and 18 at Tommy Rocker's. The event will feature many of the top rock bands of that era and will benefit Three Square food bank. Among the groups slated to perform are the bands Diamondback, Moanin' Black Snakes, Nick Danger, Junkyard Dogs, Saber, Left Lane Charlie and Cruiser, with special guests Tom Hawley (from Slim Henry & the Cool Uns) and Gigi (from Le Jump). Three Square food bank will have barrels available for canned food donations. The event is from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Tommy Rocker's, 4275 Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas. There is no cover but a donation (cash or canned food) is requested. Must be 21 or older. A complete list of bands can be found at www.tommyrockers.com.

STAND UP FOR ANIMALS COMEDY FUNDRAISER -- FEB. 19
Forget Me Not Animal Sanctuary will host its Stand Up for Animals comedy fundraiser on at the Majestic Repertory Theatre at 1217 South Main Street. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Proceeds benefit the medical costs of rescue animals, along with Las Vegas arts.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS LAS VEGAS POLAR PLUNGE -- FEB. 25
The Las Vegas Polar Plunge will invite local valley residents to “Feel the BRRR” and take a chilly dive into the Sunset Station Hotel & Casino pool to support Special Olympics Nevada. The family-friendly event will include the plunge, games and prizes, a raffle and silent auction, refreshments, entertainment and a post-plunge party. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100 to plunge. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Nevada to provide free year-round sports and competitions to more than 3,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state. More information is available at www.ipolarplungenv.com.

POWER OF LOVE GALA - APRIL 27
On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Keep Memory Alive (KMA) will host its 21st annual Power of Love® gala at MGM Grand Garden Arena in honor of remarkable philanthropist Ronald O. Perelman, chairman and chief executive officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. In addition, KMA will recognize professional tennis superstar and Las Vegas local, Andre Agassi with its Community Achievement Award.

A new twist on the classic charity golf tournament, Swings For Wings Golf Social boasts delicious food, an exciting auction, fun golf challenges, special guest appearances and a stunning view of The Strip from fabulous TopGolf...all for a great cause! Join us for a "swinging" good time, Thursday, May 25, from 6 pm to 9 p.m. as we raise funds for children struggling to reach long-distance medical care. All proceeds benefit Miracle Flights, a Nevada nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, providing flight support to children and families in need of reaching distant medical care.
 
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