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.

VEGAS NIGHTLIFE CLOTHING DRIVE — AUG. 12
A coalition of Las Vegas nightlife veterans have teamed up for a back-to school drive for local homeless teens. The event is taking place 6-9 p.m. in the Camden Social Lounge at the Palms hotel-casino. There will be live DJs and free drinks to those who donate. Afterward, Brenden Theatres is hosting a screening of “Mission Impossible: Fallout” as a thank you. An after party will take place at Apex Social Club. Items needed include new and gently used clothing, school supplies, hygiene products, backpacks, and school supplies. Last year’s drive resulted in 5,000 donated items. 

SOUTH POINT HOTEL CAR AND TRUCK SHOW -- AUG. 18
Auto lovers of all kinds will be able to beat the heat, enjoy a fun event and help raise money for a great cause when the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa hosts a one-of-a-kind car and truck show on Aug. 18. Proceeds will benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. The event – which will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – is open to cars, trucks, bikes, semi-trucks and an array of exotic vehicles, all housed in a climate-controlled environment in the friendly confines of the South Point exhibit halls. The event will bestow a variety of awards that include Best Club Participation, Children’s Choice, People’s Choice and South Point Choice. The registration fee is just $35, admission is free for spectators, and the South Point is offering participants a special room rate for the weekend as well. Vendor booths are also available to rent at the show, which will feature raffle prizes and fun activities for spectators. Registered participants may begin moving in their vehicles on Aug. 17 and will be entered in a special raffle as a reward for their involvement. Anyone interested in registering for the event or finding more information can do so online at http://www.speedwaycharities.org/events/las-vegas/south-point-car-and-truck-show/, or by contacting Paulette Anderson at 702-632-8242 or panderson@lvms.com.

FORECLOSED UPON PETS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER -- AUG. 24
Foreclosed Upon Pets, Inc. is holding its 10th annual fundraiser at Opportunity Village (6300 West Oakey Boulevard) from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees can expect a dinner buffet, a beer and wine bar, live music, a raffle, and a silent auction.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEVADA TO HOST ‘BOWL FOR THE GOLD’ FUNDRAISER AT TEXAS STATION HOTEL & CASINO -- AUG. 30
Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) will host the annual Bowl for the Gold fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 30 at Texas Star Lanes inside Texas Station Hotel & Casino. Registration is priced at $30 per person and includes three games, shoe rental and meal voucher. In addition, each team will be joined by a Special Olympics athlete for competition. Featured athletes will include those that recently brought home medals at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. Bowlers may register as an individual or a team of four people to participate in the event. More information and registration is available at www.sonv.org/bowlforgoldLV.

PETCO SUPPLY DRIVE BENEFITTING THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION -- THROUGH SEP. 4
Magician Mat Franco will celebrate the third anniversary of his award-winning show, Mat Franco - Magic Reinvented Nightly, by teaming up with Sunny 106.5 and Petco to collect much-needed supplies to benefit The Animal Foundation, Nevada’s largest open admission shelter. Visit any Las Vegas-area Petco location through Sept. 4 to purchase and donate a minimum of $10 worth of items from the organization’s wish list, or a Petco gift card of equivalent value, and receive one complimentary ticket voucher to see Mat Franco - Magic Reinvented Nightly live onstage in the Mat Franco Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino.  For more information, visit MatFranco.com

The Animal Foundation Wish List:

  • Blankets 
  • Dog and cat treats 
  • Collars, harnesses, and leashes 
  • Dog and cat toys 
  • Canned cat food and Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR) for kittens in foster care 
  • Milk replacement formula for puppies 
  • Dog beds 
  • Treat dispensing dog toys 
  • Petco gift cards 

AID FOR AIDS OF NEVADA BLACK & WHITE PARTY -- SEP. 8
Join Aid for AIDS of Nevada for their 32 annual Black & White Party at Daylight Beach Club located inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sep. 8 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Themed “Escape to Paradise,” guests are invited to enjoy the hottest 80’s throwback party of the year featuring performances from world famous entertainers, avant-garde fashions, appetizing dining options, and more. As always, guests are encouraged to wear as much black and white, or as little as you can get away with. All proceeds for the night will directly benefit AFAN’s supportive services for those individuals living with or affected by HIV. Tickets can be purchased at afanlv.org.

HEART OF GOLD MUSIC FESTIVAL -- OCT. 6
The Las Vegas Farm is organizing a music festival on Oct. 6 from 2-10 p.m. at the farm, 7222 W. Grand Teton Drive. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Barn Buddies Rescue to help care for the animals. The Heart of Gold Music Festival will feature CatFish John, Flux & Jessica Manalo, and Drum Circle with Community Productions. There will be food, drinks, a train ride, a maze for kids and much more. Tour the farm and visit the animals.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL & NEVADA BALLET THEATRE PRESENT 'ART FROM ART' -- OCT. 7, 13 & 14
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) have announced their 11th annual collaboration, entitled Art from Art which kicks off the second decade of their partnership and marks the beginning of NBT’s 2018-2019 performance Season. Held exclusively at the Mystère Theatre at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, this year’s event will be presented over two weekends: Oct. 7 at 1 pm; and Oct. 13-14 at 1 pm.  This year’s choreographers hail from various performing arts and technical theater backgrounds — including dancers, acrobats, aerialists and even a stage rigger.  Art from Art will encompass a dozen original creations performed by over 60 artists from both Cirque du Soleil and NBT including newcomer Blue Man Group, and a special appearance by NBT’s Future Dance Scholars.  As part of a special school matinee, over 10,000 Clark County School children have had a front row seat into this one-of-a-kind performing arts experience which has included a variety of dance styles in addition to acrobatics, body percussion, comedy, puppetry and more.

The 2018 choreographers are: 

  • Co-Choreographers Krista Baker and Steven Goforth, NBT 
  • Jaime DeRocker, NBT 
  • Chris Brown, Blue Man Group 
  • Caroline Atwell, NBT
  • Michael McNamara and Marina Tomanova, The Beatles LOVE and Zumanity 
  • Kent Caldwell, Mystére 
  • Jawkeen Howard, Michael Jackson ONE
  • Jacqui Strong, The Beatles LOVE 
  • Nicholas Dawson, KÀ
  • Moon Lee and Ma9, Michael Jackson ONE 
  • Jason Plowman, The Beatles LOVE
  • Caroline MacDonald, NBT

Tickets for the performance start at $25 and may be purchased by calling the Mystère box office at 702-894-7722 or visiting www.nevadaballet.org.  For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas.

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN -- OCT. 29 - NOV. 4
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open returns for its 36th consecutive year from Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 at TPC Summerlin. The annual tournament supports the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children to provide exceptional child healthcare nationwide. Volunteer registration is now open. Volunteer opportunities during the tournament include standard bearers, caddie services, admissions, walking scorers, shotlink operators and many more. Experience in golf and knowledge of the game is not required. Volunteer registration is $75. To learn more about the opportunity or to register as a volunteer, visit https://www.shrinershospitalsopen.com/general-volunteer-information. For any questions regarding volunteering, email Donna Millwood at dmillwood@shrinershospitalsopen.com

Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School’s Crusader Knight -- Nov 3
Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School’s Crusader Knight, an annual gala that provides students need-based tuition assistance, will be held Nov. 3 from 6-9 p.m. at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa’s Valencia Ballroom, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Over $900,000 in tuition assistance is expected to be distributed during the 2018–2019 academic year.

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