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First Annual Red Cross Las Vegas Veteran’s Day Golf Tournament

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

The RSVP deadline is this coming Friday (Nov 5th) for the first annual Red Cross Las Vegas Veteran’s Day Golf Tournament at Nellis Air Force Base. Affordably priced at $300 per foursome (or $75 per individual), players get a chance to play at the Sunrise Golf Course on Nellis AFB while planes fly in throughout the day to stage for the Aviation Nation air show. The golf course is near the end of the runway so you can always blame a bad game on the jet backwash!

Both individuals and full foursomes can register. This event is open to the public and you do not need to be in the military to play. You also do not need to have base access to play. Upon receipt of registration and payment, Red Cross staff will contact individual players to get some additional personal information in order to obtain base access.

Date:  Thursday, November 11th at 8:00am (continental breakfast and light lunch provided)
Prizes for first, second, and last place. Awards to be presented by senior base command staff and Miss Nevada USA.

Register online at
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Danielle Duncan at or 702-369-3674

Public Computer Centers for Greater Las Vegas

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

A total of twenty nine free public computer centers are in the process of being developed all across Greater Las Vegas.  In fact, fifteen of these new technology learning facilities are already up and running and serving the community, with the rest due to open by the first of the new year. How did something this important come about? It all began when the Las Vegas Urban League was awarded a 4.7 million dollar grant through the Federal Broadband Technology Opportunity Program to create Free Public Computer Centers across Southern Nevada. This has been a substantial and cohesive collaboration with the City of Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Housing Authority, Cox Communications and other local partners playing significant roles as well.  The result has been a tremendous advance in educational opportunity for those most in need when it comes to technological literacy.

The Public Computer Centers will offer a mix of open computer sessions and structured class instruction that is completely free to the public. Learning opportunities begin with the basics for those who have yet to join the technology revolution, but will also include more advanced classes on Internet safety, effective online job hunting skills and that bastion of the Internet age … Microsoft Office. It is absolutely critical in the 21st century that no one get left behind as the world becomes more and more computerized. The Las Vegas Urban League (along with their community partners) has accomplished something very powerful that seeks to ensure against a lack of personal resources as a barrier to educational advancement in the technology realm. We enthusiastically applaud their efforts.

Everyday Heros Awards – American Red Cross of Southern Nevada

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Please join the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada in honoring this year’s Everyday Heros. This is the fourth annual Red Cross recognition breakfast and awards ceremony honoring selfless acts of compassion and courage by everyday people in the Greater Las Vegas community. The awards will be presented at the Everyday Heros Breakfast on October 21st at 7:30 am at the Rio Hotel and Resort (located at 3700 West Flamingo Road just west of the I-15). The event will be held in the Brasilia rooms at the Rio Conference facility, which is behind the hotel on the north side of the building. This year the tickets are being sold in a new donation format whereby you set your own price to attend. Please give generously to the Red Cross through your ticket purchase and thank you for helping to recognize these outstanding local citizens.

Plenty of Chances to Walk and Run in Las Vegas!

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Maybe it’s our weather, or the scenic beauty all across the Greater Las Vegas valley, because it seems as if there are terrific outdoor walking & running events in Southern Nevada at least once or twice a month. October is no exception to this rule and Las Vegas has two great 5K run-walk events scheduled for Saturday, October 16th that you should know about.

The first event we would like to draw your attention to will be held in the Mountain’s Edge homes community in the southwestern section of the Las Vegas valley. The purpose behind this 5K charity event is to draw attention to the dangers of cardiovascular disease and stroke, which claim about 5,000 lives every year in the state of Nevada alone. Pursuant to that goal, the American Heart Association is asking for donations and participation in  Start! Heart Walk and Run on Saturday, October 16th at 8 a.m. As you might expect, there will be additional activities throughout the morning including free health screenings, entertainment for the kids and great food of course!

The second event we would like to feature celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most outstanding residential master-planned living environments in the entire country, the Summerlin homes community. This 5K run is especially suited for early birds and starts at 6:30 a.m. if you can believe it! The Summerlin run & walk anniversary event is sponsored by the Summerlin community with additional support and great food from Agave Mexican Restaurant, which is where the non-competitive race will both begin and end. Continental breakfast will be served before the race and great tacos will be grilling afterwards. This is well worth getting up early for!