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Epicurean Charitable Foundation to host event

Tournament fundraiser

benefits culinary futures

Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas will host the third annual Strikes for Scholarships bowling tournament fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 28 at South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Registration is $35 for individuals, $125 for teams of five. Participants may sign up to bowl individually, as a team or bid to play with a participating celebrity. Proceeds will support the foundation’s scholarships to high school students seeking hospitality and food and beverage industry careers.

Tickets and sponsorship information are available at ecflv.org.

Community comes together

to help elderly resident

Through Clark County Social Services, an elderly widower on a fixed income, needing air conditioning and running water to his home, was referred to The Sunny Plumber and Goettl Air Conditioning for help.

With members of Bishop Gorman’s football team, The Sunny Plumber and Goettl Air Conditioning helped fix the homeowner’s plumbing problems, air conditioning and things around his house. Goettl Air Conditioning donated $2,000 in materials and services to fix the air conditioning and The Sunny Plumber donated $6,000 in materials and services to fix the plumbing.

The company also installed a new, comfort-height toilet, perfect for the resident given his limited mobility.

Realtors gather backpacks

for Boys & Girls Clubs

Nevada Realtors are teaming with Boys & Girls Clubs statewide to collect and donate backpacks stocked with school supplies for students served by the clubs.

Boys & Girls Clubs serve as a haven for nearly 4 million kids each year, including thousands of children in need in Nevada. The drive is being organized by the Nevada Association of Realtors and its Leadership NVAR Class of 2016, the association’s signature program for personal and professional growth.

Class members are seeking donations of backpacks stocked with pencils, folders, three-ring binders, highlighters, rulers, tape, universal serial bus flash drives and other school supplies to designated locations. Visit nvar.org for more information.

Foundation will honor

education champions

The Public Education Foundation’s Education Hero Award gala will be Sept. 24 at Mandarin Oriental, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Each year, the Public Education Foundation honors people who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and dedication to children and education. This year’s honorees are Kirk Clausen as education hero and Tony Sanchez III and NV Energy as Wells Fargo Champion of Children. The evening also launches the foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration.

For more information, visit thepef.org/hero.

Fundraiser to honor co-founders of

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada is inviting the public to attend the eighth annual Volunteers in Medicine Ball at the Venetian Oct. 1. The honorees will be Drs. Harry Rosenberg and Renee E. Coffman, co-founders of Roseman University of Health Sciences and community leaders who support the group’s mission to provide charitable and accessible health care to all.

The event will commemorate the Lights of Las Vegas, philanthropic-minded individuals who support community organizations that help needy people. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., with a cocktail hour and silent auction. Dinner, dancing and a live auction will follow.

Findlay donates van for

homeless transport

Findlay Cadillac and Findlay Honda Henderson have donated a 2015 Chevy ES15 passenger van to Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. The multipassenger van is valued at $26,000, and will provide staff and clients with a reduction in transport driving and wait times.

The partnership has long struggled to easily transport groups of homeless youth because of limited capacity. With the new Findlay van, partnership’s staff will now be able to transport almost all of its clients at once.

These trips include travel to the Department of Motor Vehicles, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, educational field trips and other activities away from its Drop-In Center, the hub for many of the partnership’s services.

Health Education Center collaborates

with Nevada Colleges to introduce program

Desert Meadows Area Health Education Center is collaborating with several universities and colleges in Southern and Northern Nevada to present Campmed, a three-day intensive immersion experience from July 21 to 23 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

The medical-related camp is designed to stimulate students’ interest in the basic sciences and integrated healthcare and to expose them to career opportunities in those fields.

The 50 students who will attend are all entering ninth grade and have declared medical opportunities as their long-term career choice. Campers will spend three days and two nights at the UNLV campus.

Experiences will include learning how a physician talks with a patient, how to study the clues to a patient’s illness and how to solve a case by using critical thinking skills in addition to laboratory techniques. The program provides hands-on experiences in biomedical science workshops involving research and clinical problem-solving.

Nathan Adelson Hospice kicks off

annual school supply drive

Nathan Adelson Hospice is collecting items for its annual Back to School Supply Drive to help students at Robert L. Taylor and Sunrise Acres elementary schools in the 2016-2017 school year. The drive will also help Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Families in Need Program, which assists families utilizing hospice care and also employees in need.

Desired items include backpacks, paper, crayons, markers, scissors, erasers, glue sticks, tissue boxes, colored pencils, pocket folders, rulers, binders, paper towels and ziplock bags.

Nathan Adelson Hospice locations will serve as drop-off points through Aug. 22. Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 4141 Swenson St. and 3150 N. Tenaya Way, third floor. Donations will be delivered to the schools before classes start Aug. 29.

Blood supply on high demand

during summer months

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s Host Committee and United Blood services have teamed up for a special event, the Host Committee Blood Drive Challenge that started July 18 and runs through Aug. 21. It is essential the community meets the demand for blood every year, especially given our more than 42 million annual visitors and the Clark County population surpassing 2.1 million. About 240 units of blood are needed daily to supply local hospitals.

During the Host Committee Blood Drive Challenge, community members are encouraged to visit any local United Blood Services donation center or community blood drive. Donors will be asked to choose from a list of Las Vegas businesses and organizations to pledge their blood donation in support of the group’s blood drive challenge efforts.

To find a community blood drive or to schedule an appointment to participate in the Host Committee Blood Drive Challenge, visit unitedbloodservices.org/lv/or call 702-228-4483.

Nevada State Bank collecting

supplies for annual campaign

Nevada State Bank is collecting school supplies and donations for Communities In Schools of Nevada, the local affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention program. From Monday through Aug. 11, all Nevada State Bank branches throughout Southern Nevada will collect supplies for its annual Fill the Bus campaign.

Needed school supplies include backpacks, notebooks, notebook paper, pocket folders, markers, crayons, colored pencils, gift cards and uniformed clothing for boys and girls.

Communities In Schools of Nevada works onsite in schools to assess the needs of students, from food, clothing and hygiene items, to mentoring and tutoring, making sure every student is empowered to stay in school and achieve in life. In 2015, Nevada State Bank colleagues donated thousands of much-needed school supplies that reached more than 44,000 students in 43 schools statewide that CIS of Nevada serves. All donations will be dropped off at the CIS bus on Aug. 12 at Sam’s Club, 7100 Arroyo Crossing Parkway.

Clubhouse receives grant,

new gameroom for local youth

Mary and Sam Boyd Clubhouse has unveiled a new gameroom, thanks to a $16,500 Triple Play grant from Amerigroup Foundation. The grant provides updates in equipment and supplies for the club’s gameroom, which is the central hub for local youth to learn about teamwork and leadership, play educational games, participate in physical activities and form friendships.

The ribbon-cutting event at the Clubhouse on July 15 came months after a string of vandalisms in early 2016, and featured representatives from Boys & Girls Club Southern Nevada and Amerigroup, as well as approximately 50 youth from Boys & Girls Club Southern Nevada.

Triple Play is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s signature health and wellness program. It motivates kids and teens to be healthy by providing nutrition and health education, access to healthy foods, and encouraging avoidance of risky behaviors and a commitment to fitness.

Family-friendly event benefits

childhood cancer foundations

The second annual Pigs for the Kids Barbecue Cook-Off will take place from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 at Craig Ranch Regional Park. This year’s festival will benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Inspired by founder Todd Radwanski’s daughter, Adilyn, who was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer at 8 months old, Pigs for the Kids was envisioned as a community event to support organizations, such as those that helped the Radwanski family.

Tickets are $10 and include one Piggy Buck, which is redeemable for food and drink as well as activities at the festival. V.I.Pig Passes are $150 and include access to the V.I.Pig Tent, exclusive parking, open bar, special chef dishes and 10 Piggy Bucks ($20 value). For more information, visit PigsForTheKids.org.

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