September 29, 2010 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower and the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation (FFSNBF) have partnered to hold the Firefighter’s Tower Climb on Saturday, November 13, 2010. One hundred fifty local firefighters from Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, North Las Vegas Fire Department, Nellis AFB Fire Department and Henderson Fire Department will take on the 108-floor, 1,455-step tower in a friendly competition to raise money for FFSNBF which provides assistance for sick or injured children through financial aid, clothing and furniture donations. The money raised this year will specifically go toward the After The Fire Is Out Program, giving the opportunity for children with burn injuries to attend a Burn Camp in San Diego.
“Firefighting and stair climbing go hand-in-hand,” said Mike Mossel, Programs Director of FFSNBF. “Our organization has raised more than $800,000 since 2003 to aid children and their families in the Southern Nevada community and we continue to try and find unique and fun ways to raise additional funds that are crucial to helping those in need. The Firefighter’s Tower Climb at the Stratosphere is just such a unique way to raise money and have some fun doing it.”
Last year’s event was a huge success with 75 climbers and more than $5,000 collected in donations. It is the goal to double that this year. A new category has been added for a two-firefighter team to climb in full firefighting gear. Also this year, EMS personnel has been invited to participate.
“We’re so pleased to be hosting this Tower climb for FFSNBF,” said Frank Riolo, CEO of American Casino & Entertainment Properties, parent company of Stratosphere. “Not only are these firefighters the community’s heroes by risking their lives to save others, they’re also part of a charitable organization that makes an enormous positive impact on that community. They needed stairs for their climb and we’ve got plenty of stairs at Stratosphere. We’re grateful for the opportunity to help this organization help those in need.”
The Firefighter’s Tower Climb will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 13.
The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is located at 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South. For more information, call 702- 380-7777 or toll free at 800-99-TOWER (998-6937) or visit www.StratosphereHotel.com.
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization guided by Valley firefighters from Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, North Las Vegas Fire Department, Nellis AFB Fire Department and Henderson Fire Department, is a charitable organization that reaches out to the Southern Nevada community during catastrophic situations and lends a hand in areas where other organizations are unable to help. The organization provides assistance for sick or injured children through financial aid, clothing and furniture donations. More than 10,000 Las Vegas Valley residents have benefited from the Burn Foundation in the past two years and the organization has raised more than $800,000 for the Southern Nevada community since 2003.
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000 sq.ft. casino. The 1,149ft. Stratosphere Tower is the tallest free standing observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower Shops and the American Superstars™ and BITE® shows. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie's locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).