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

BEER AND BOOTS BASH -- APRIL 12
Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada (RTSNV), the local affiliate of national nonprofit Rebuilding Together, will host its first-ever Beer & Boots Bash from 5 to 9 p.m. April 12 at Lovelady Brewing Company in Henderson. The event will raise awareness and funds for RTSNV’s mission, focused on repairing homes for low-income individuals and families, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives. Individual tickets are $25 and includes 2 beers, a custom glass and dinner. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about sponsorships call or email Bob Cleveland at 702.259.4900 or bcleveland@rtsnv.org.

HONOR FLIGHT PANCAKE BREAKFAST -- APRIL 14
Honor Flight Southern Nevada (HFSN) will host a pancake breakfast on April 14 from 8  to 10 a.m. at the Applebee’s restaurant located at 5010 S. Fort Apache Road to raise funds for WWII veterans to visit the national World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. Event proceeds will benefit a three-day trip to Washington D.C. for 30 veterans living in Southern Nevada to visit seven national memorials including: WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Iwo Jima, Air Force, and Navy as well as Arlington National Cemetery. The three-day trip will be fully funded through donations. The pancake breakfast that includes eggs, sausage and a beverage will be available for $10 and donations are kindly accepted.

ANNUAL AIDS WALK LAS VEGAS -- APRIL 15
The 28th annual AIDS Walk in Las Vegas is happening April 15. This year's theme is "Walk to the Beat." The walk will take place at Town Square on Las Vegas boulevard. Sign in begins at 7 a.m. Penn & Teller will serve as grand marshals and leaders of the Penn & Teller Challenge AIDS Walk. Registration is free and attendees are encouraged to form a team and fundraise to receive incentives.

9TH ANNUAL CORKS AND FORKS GALA -- APRIL 18
The 9th annual Corks and Forks Gala on April 18 inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel will benefit Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada. The proceeds go toward providing high-quality health care to more than 10,000 patients seen at the two Las Vegas Planned Parenthood health centers, as well as expanding services in the community. The Honorable Jan Jones Blackhurst, Las Vegas’ first female mayor and current Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility at Caesars Entertainment, will be honored with the Joyce Mack Philanthropic Award. The event will also feature Dr. Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc., a reproductive justice advocate and author who travels as an abortion provider in Alabama and Georgia.

RIDE FOR A REASON - APRIL 21
Life Time Athletic’s Las Vegas clubs, located in Summerlin and Green Valley, will host their third annual “Ride for a Reason” cycling event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and the Life Time Foundation. The cycling fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Apr. 21 at Life Time Athletic Green Valley.  

Donations from the Ride for a Reason event will be used to help St. Jude continue to fight the battle against childhood cancer. In addition, the Life Time Foundation will receive support to aid their efforts in improving children’s nutrition in schools across the country.

Registration for Ride for a Reason at Life Time Athletic Green Valley and Life Time Athletic Summerlin is available at stjude.org/rideforareason. More information can be found by contacting the Summerlin club at 702.228.2611, or the Green Valley club at 702.802.7300.

CORAL ACADEMY PTO GOLF TOURNAMENT -- APRIL 21
The event at Desert Willow Golf Course, McDonald Ranch will include golf, raffle prizes, silent auction and optional family dinner to benefit the Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas 1:1 Technology Program. The tournament is a shotgun start and best shot scramble. Sign in begins at noon with a warm up and free range balls. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. You may register a team or you can register on one of the teams that has an open slot. Registration includes the use of golf carts and no prior golfing experience necessary. This Golf Tournament is open to Coral Academy families and the public. For registration and additional information visit the PTO website.

GRANT A GIFT AUTISM FOUNDATION 5K RACE -- APRIL 28
Grant A Gift Autism Foundation invites you to grab friends, family and sneakers for their 9th Annual 5K "Race for Hope and Fun Walk" on April 28 at The Green at Town Square. Sponsored by Subway, this annual day of fun, fitness and fundraising ends April’s National Autism Awareness Month, and supports programming and treatment through Grant A Gift and the UNLV School of Medicine Ackerman Autism Center. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the runs and walk beginning at 8 a.m. A morning of family-friendly fun continues until noon with music, raffles, and entertainment.

This day also provides families a valuable resource fair from 7 a.m. to noon, empowering families in Las Vegas to learn about new and exciting community programs, treatment options, and support as they live with an autism diagnosis. For the sandwich-loving autism awareness supporters, Subway diners can grab a sub and lend support at any of the greater Las Vegas area locations through the Subway Cares program now through June. When visiting a participating Southern Nevada Subway sandwich shop, customers are encouraged to add a donation to their in-store purchase to benefit local children and families living with autism. Autism Awareness supporters are also encouraged to wear blue ribbons throughout the month to symbolize they stand with families living with autism.

6TH ANNUAL GOLF 4 KIDS TOURNAMENT  -- APRIL 30
Golfers throughout Southern Nevada are invited to play a fantastic round of golf at Red Rock Country Club while also raising funds for children in need of specialized medical treatment during the annual Golf 4 The Kids tournament on April 30. The tournament is limited to 144 golfers. The 18-hole tournament also includes Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Putting Contest. This year, we’re also providing golfers with an outstanding Hole in One opportunity. Thanks to the support of  Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas, one lucky golfer who gets a Hole-in-One on the designated hole, will win a Land Rover or Jaguar of their choice! Golfers can register by calling Amber at  702-672-3263 or by emailing her at awilliams@cure4thekids.org

SPRING GOLF CLASSIC -- MAY 24
Exhale Gives Back, a nonprofit charity, has announced a partnership with HeroGrown Foundation to host the first Spring Golf Classic on May 24 at Sienna Golf Club. Exhale Gives Back welcomes any and all businesses and organizations to participate and sponsor the event. All proceeds raised directly benefit the HeroGrown Foundation in their efforts to local Veterans and First Responders. The format for the tournament is a 4-player Scramble. Prizes include a Hole-In-One contest, Longest Drive and Closest to The Pin contests, in addition to prizes for the winning and losing teams. A Live Auction will take place and dinner will also be served. More information about the tournament, including online registration and sponsorships, visit here

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