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

CANDLELIGHTERS DONUT AT KRISPY KREME -- SEPT. 1-30
During September, a special Candlelighters donut will be featured at all five Krispy Kreme Las Vegas locations, where 50 cents for each special donut purchased will be donated back to the organization. The specialty donut is a result of a contest, where Candlelighters children were invited to create a recipe for the featured donut. Eight children participated, but ultimately the donut created by eight-year-old Candlelighter Gavin Prince, along with his brother Brendan, age 4, was selected as the winner.

BRAVO! FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE -- SEPT. 15-OCT. 15
BRAVO! Cucina Italiana encourages guests to support local students at Thurman White Academy of the Performing Arts by participating in a fall food and clothing drive, Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Diners that bring in a new or gently-used article of clothing or a non-perishable item of food will receive a $10 BRAVO! gift card to use during their next visit.

STYLE WITH A CAUSE -- SEPT. 27
Las Vegas fashion stylist Jenna Doughton will host the fifth annual "style with a cause" (swac) event benefiting Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS of Nevada) on Sept. 27 at Andiron Steak & Sea from 5:30-9 p.m. The fun and fashion-filled night will include beauty bars from Sephora, a fall fashion show presented by Dillard's, and honor local unsung "she-roes." Proceeds from the evening will benefit CIS of Nevada's programs to help increase graduation rates and prepare for college. Doughton has selected a member of CIS of Nevada to receive a head-to-toe beauty transformation, which will be unveiled at the event. A recipient of CIS of Nevada's services will also be selected to intern for Doughton at style with a cause at the end of the school year to gain valuable work experience in the retail, event, and marketing worlds. Individual tickets are $125, VIP tickets are $300 and a VIP table experience is $2,500.

2017 MDA MUSCLE WALK LAS VEGAS -- SEPT. 23
The 5th annual MDA Muscle Walk is happening Sept. 23 at Town Square. The walk is a meaningful way for families, friends, neighbors and local businesses in Las Vegas to come together to raise critical awareness and funds for muscle-debilitating diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility. This year’s walk includes a 3K route designed for participants of all ages and abilities, including a wheelchair and equipment-friendly course. To register, visit musclewalkmda.org/lasvegas[musclewalkmda.org] or call the local MDA office at 702-822-6920.

GOOD DEED PROJECT AND PINOT'S PALETTE -- SEPT. 28
The Good Deed Project has an upcoming fundraiser at Pinot’s Palette at The District on Sept. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. The ticket price is $39 per person. The charity started with an idea to help people and has risen to the many challenges put upon its limited resources in recent years. The Good Deep Project is now a registered nonprofit organization run by local  Las Vegas resident Mandy Telleria and available volunteers

DONATE TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS AT DUTCH BROS -- SEPT. 29
Celebrate National Coffee Day by purchasing your favorite beverage at Dutch Bros from 5 a.m. to midnight and $1 will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

SHARPEN YOUR SENSES -- SEPT. 30
Gastronomes, epicureans and adult beverage connoisseurs will gather to enjoy an array of culinary concoctions at Andson Inc.’s Sharpen Your Senses food and libation paring fundraiser, Sept. 30, 6 - 9 p.m., at Southern Highlands Golf Club Event Lawn, 1 Robert Trent Jones Lane.  The event will feature multiple food and libation paring stations, each with a culinary item created by award-winning Southern Highlands Golf Club Chef Terry Redihan.  Food items will be paired with a variety of adult beverages including craft beer, wines and craft cocktails. The evening will also feature a special performance by tribute band IE Journey. Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorships available for $2,500 to $10,000. Proceeds will benefit Andson Inc.

EL POLLO LOCO AND NO KID HUNGRY -- THROUGH OCT. 6
From now through Oct. 6, El Pollo Loco is offering guests a coupon for two free churros for every $1 donation to No Kid Hungry at all participating locations nationwide. Guests who donate $5 will receive a coupon book with savings of over $35 at El Pollo Loco. To support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, NKH is donating $300,000 to support efforts from funds raised at El Pollo Loco and other NKH partners.

CHEERS TO CHOCOLATE -- OCT. 7
The District at Green Valley Ranch invites the community to participate in the 7th Annual Cheers to Chocolate event, featuring Las Vegas’ culinary treats, cocktails and wine, from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 7. While listening to the sounds of local music artists, guests can also bid on a wide assortment of silent auction items including entertainment packages, beauty baskets, jewelry, art, dining experiences and more. Cheers to Chocolate benefits Easterseals Nevada. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

SALVATION ARMY ANNUAL FALL LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION -- OCT. 7
– The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Southern Nevada cordially invites the Las Vegas community to celebrate the changing of the seasons, while raising money for a great cause. Enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and live entertainment from renowned pianist and vocalist Luggnutt at the 21st Annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, inside the Esplanade Room at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the luncheon begins at Noon. Tickets are $45 per person, with tables of 10 available for $450 each. The proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army Southern Nevada’s programs and services.

THE MAGIC OF DISCOVERY GALA -- OCT. 7
DISCOVERY Children's Museum is holding their annual The Magic of DISCOVERY Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Tower Ballroom at The Bellagio. Adult guests of the gala can sip complimentary cocktails provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits while perusing the silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and will be accompanied by a gourmet feast provided by Bellagio. The magical evening will feature dancing, a live painting performance by artist Jerry Misko, and the opportunity to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a Sail Windjammer Cruise. Guests are encouraged to wear their most MARVEL-ous black-tie attire with a superhero spin. Tickets are $500 per person; $5,000 Silver Sponsorship; $10,000 Gold Sponsorship; and $25,000 Platinum Scholarship.

CREATE A CHANGE NOW EDIBLE EDUCATION DINNER -- OCT. 7
The third annual Edible Education Dinner is happening 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Panevino Ristorante.  This year Create a Change Now will be receiving a Proclamation from Mayor Carolyn Goodman commencing the work that is being done here locally to tackle Childhood Obesity.  Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the organization's mission and their Healthy School, Healthy Life program. The four-course dinner event will also feature live entertainment from the Vanessa Chamberlin Band, and a guest presentation by Dr. Allen from the Wellness & Medical Center as he discusses the childhood obesity epidemic in America and the importance of plant based nutrition education in our local schools to help with decreasing health related diseases. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of silent auction items including a trip to  Disneyland  with a family-pack, health & wellness opportunities and an array of local hotel-casino stays.  Seeds of Change sponsors for this year’s dinner include Southwest Medical, Brown and Brown Insurance, Southwest Gas Corporation, Urban Seed Foundation, Wells Fargo The Private Bank Tickets to the Edible Education dinner start at $175 (plus taxes and applicable fees) and are available now at https://one.bidpal.net/createachangenow/ticketing. 

BOYS NITE OUT AND GIRLS DAY -- OCT. 5 AND 7
These annual events bring several hundred boys and girls from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and match them with men and women in the community for an event filled with mentorship, food and fun. The duos will enjoy competitive games, prizes, entertainment, attractions and more. The host for Boys Nite Out will be Chet Buchanan, from 98.5 KLUC, on Oct. 5 from 6-9 p.m., while Kirsten Joyce, 8 News Now anchor, will host Girls Day on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Both events will take place at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, located at 2850 Lindell Road. Registration for adults to participate is $50. To register, please visit www.bgcsnv.org.

CONSTRUCTION VS. CANCER -- OCT. 7
Construction vs. Cancer is happening Oct. 7 at Symphony Park on Main Street. The event benefits the American Cancer Society. The unique fundraiser provides a festive, fair-like atmosphere for young cancer patients and their families.

PAWN STARS POKER RUN -- OCT. 8
Rick Harrison of HISTORY'S hit reality show "Pawn Stars" leads his 4th Annual “Pawn Stars Poker Run” to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada on Oct. 8. Harrison is a spokesperson for the national Epilepsy Foundation, dedicated to helping promote their mission by bringing attention to the greater need for epilepsy awareness, education and acceleration of new seizure therapies. The ride will begin at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Stops include the Pioneer Saloon and Porchlight Grille. The ride will end at the pawn shop. A party featuring a raffle, live band and catering by Rick's Rollin Smoke BBQ & Tavern will take place after the ride. Participants will have their chance to win $2,000 for best hand and one of two Kawasaki Z125 2017 bikes, among many other prizes. Registration starts at $30 for early-rider registration.

DONATE TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS AT GAUDIN FORD -- OCT. 11
During the month of October, anyone who purchases a new vehicle from Gaudin Ford receives Friends & Family Pricing, plus free registration and tint, and the dealership will donate $100 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. On Oct. 11 from noon-7 p.m. anyone who test-drives a new Ford vehicle, Gaudin Ford will give Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada $20. Bring the family and enjoy the Kids Zone from 3-6 p.m. with complimentary ice cream treats, balloon artist, arts and crafts.

BOO-A-THON FUNDRAISER AT TEXAS STATION -- OCT. 14-15
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada will host the 21st annual Boo-A-Thon bowling tournament fundraiser on Oct. 14 from noon to 2 pm and 3 to 5 p.m and Oct. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Texas Station Bowling Center. The annual event is intended to help support the financial literacy programs that Junior Achievement offers to students in the local Las Vegas community. Southern Nevada community members are invited to join in the festivities and form five-person bowling teams to raise at least $100 per person. There is a $10 registration fee for all bowlers, which will provide unlimited bowling for two hours, bowling shoes and the chance to win a number of prizes. The annual fundraising event will also feature a costume contest, a bowling lane decorating contest as well as food and other activities.

ONE DROP'S 6TH ANNUAL WALK FOR WATER -- OCT. 21
One Drop's 6th annual Walk for Water will take place Oct. 21. The fun walk will begin at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and end at Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Kicking off the day’s activities will be Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Congresswoman Dina Titus, who will show support for the cause as they welcome guests. Hosted by professional BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, the event will feature an array of magnificent performances. Additional acts to be announced at a later date. Interested walkers and teams can register online now. Registration fees are $25 for individual and team walkers and $20 for students and seniors. Participants who register before Monday, Oct. 2 will receive a $5 discount off registration fees, totaling $20 for individuals and $15 for students and seniors. All proceeds will benefit local water conservation and educational efforts in the Las Vegas community.

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S LAS VEGAS -- OCT. 28
Join in the fight for Alzheimer's first survivor at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, presented by Affinity Gaming.  Registration is now open for individuals and teams to sign up at LasVegasAlzheimersWalk.org. The walk is happening at Town Square on Oct. 28. Registration starts on-site at 8:30 a.m.

LAS VEGAS CHAMPIONSHIP RIBFEST -- NOV. 4
Barbecue masters will gather at the Red Rock hotel-casino to compete for the title of best ribs in Las Vegas. Starting at 11 a.m. there will be live music, eating contests, Kids Zone and barbecue. Tickets are $20 each and include tickets for seven competition rib samples. VIP barbecue and unlimited drink packages are also available. To purchase tickets, go to www.nvbbq.com. All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF NEVADA FALL BENEFIT GALA -- NOV. 4
Communities In Schools of Nevada will hold their highly anticipated, seventh annual fall benefit gala, Today For Tomorrow, on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Belmont Ballroom inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  The theme is "Groovy Nights" and 13 restaurants from The Cosmopolitan will delight palates with tapas-style delicacies. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will be honored for advocating on behalf of Nevada's most vulnerable students. Tickets are $350 general admission, $500 VIP ticket. Lounge seating for 10 is $3,500 or $5,000 for VIP lounge.
 
NATALIE GULBIS GOLF CLASSIC -- NOV. 7
All proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Hosted by professional golfer, Natalie Gulbis, this year’s event will be at Spanish Trail Country Club. Included for each player will be a pre-tournament golf clinic, green fees, golf cart, lunch, hole-in-one contest, longest drive contest, putting contest, awards reception and more.For sponsorship and participant information, please go to www.bgcsnv.org or contact Jennifer Ramieh at 702-253-2808 or jramieh@bgcsnv.org.
 
DONATE TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUB AT LUCILLE'S -- NOV. 14
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que will donate 15 percent of your subtotal back to the BGCSNV. Valid for dine-in and take-out. Must present flyer to the server. Offer is good at both locations – The District in Henderson and Red Rock hotel-casino.

 

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