I’m taking a little liberty with an article that was originally published in the Johnstown, Pa., newspaper, Tribune Democrat, about a long time resident of Las Vegas that was returning to the town, and to its historic golf course, the Sunnehanna Country Club, where our friend won the first Amateur Champions Golf Tournament in 1954.
The article, authored by Mike Mastovich, is about Don Cherry.
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Four ultra-endurance runners will embark on a Fourth of July Independence Day salute, their personal journeys to raise funds and awareness for children afflicted with cancer. Four-for-the-Fourth is dedicated to our nation in hopes that one day these sick children can gain their symbolic national plus personal independence from chemotherapy. Each of the four runners will run full marathons, 26.2 miles per day, for 24 consecutive days. On the 25th day, they will each run 24 miles to reach 2400 total miles as a group. The runners are: Tim Cunningham from New York, NY., Pediatric oncology nurse and international philanthropist through Clowns Without Borders; Brian Gruender from Appleton, WI., Snowdrop Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter President, programmer/analyst, husband, father of four; Kevin Kline from Houston, TX…Snowdrop Foundation President and morning radio host; and Lyndsey Nelson from San Francisco, CA, a veteran endurance runner who recently participated in the MS Run Across America. These runners must balance daily life, family duties and work duties while finding time each day to run their marathon. The number 24 is symbolic because it’s the number of cancer beds at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, and the number of hours they have each day to complete the runs. Proceeds benefit Snowdrop Foundation, an organization started by Kline and his wife, Trish, in June, 2006, which provides funding for continued pediatric cancer research and scholarships for pediatric cancer patients and survivors, worldwide. For further information please contact: Brian Gruender, 920-213-0423 or e-mail: [email protected] Kevin Kline, 713-232-9052 or [email protected] – Or visit the Snowdrop Foundation’s website
As you may or may not know, for the past nine years, Chef Charlie Palmer has held an annual Autism’s Angels fundraising dinner that helps families affected by autism. This past year he partnered with Autism Community Trust (ACT) www.autismcommunitytrust.com for Artists for Autism at the Lou Ruvo Brain Center. Several chefs, including: Brian Massie (Light Group), Barry Dakake (N9NE Group), Andre Rochat (Alize), Vincent Pouessel (Aureole), Steve Blandino (Charlie Palmer Steak), Brian Howard (Comme Ca), Bruce Bromberg (Blue Ribbon Sushi) and Laurent Pillard (Fleur) joined in and made the event a success! In an ongoing effort to support the local autism community, Chef Palmer has asked that you share the following message: A vote today is a vote for Autism. Project Vesto is offering $100,000 in seed capital to one of twelve start-up organizations who receive the most online votes. Please go to www.voteautism.com and vote for Sport Social, a Las Vegas start-up, whose initiatives of servicing the needs of children with Autism and other disabilities are very close to my heart. Thank you for making a difference by taking the 20 seconds to vote online and share this message with others.
[textadmed]Tan Las Vegas Anthem will be hosting a fundraising event to benefit Red Rock Search & Rescue (SAR) of Southern Nevada. The fundraising event will be held at Tan Las Vegas Anthem located in Henderson on Saturday, June 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tan will be donating to the SAR, 50% of the revenue for each single session using VersaSpa Spray Tan and or Custom Airbrush Spray purchased during this one day event.
SAR is a 100% volunteer organization, functioning solely on donations and members’ own personal funds. Their services are always free. Red Rock SAR has worked 15 search cases, all of them solved. They have worked 200 plus square miles of desert, swamp and alpine terrain, all as a free service to the community. For more information regarding Red Rock SAR, please visit their Website at www.redrocksar.org.
Well, gang, that’s about it this week.