November 17, 2010 − Las Vegas, Nev. − Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower in conjunction with SkyJump Las Vegas will host an education fundraiser for John C. Fremont Professional Development Middle School to help purchase student instruments and enhance musical arts programs. On, November 24th – Antonio Rael, Principal of Fremont PDMS and Dr. Eva White, Academic Manager will jump for education off of SkyJump – if they each meet their goals. Fremont PDMS has set out to raise $10,000 – if Mr. Rael reaches $5,000 by the 24th – he will take the leap. Academic Manager, Dr. Eva White will have to match the remainder of the funds to join fellow colleague and principal.
Raffle tickets will drive the majority of the fundraising efforts. Raffle tickets are available for $1 or $5 for 6 or $10 for 12. Raffle prizes include: 2 night stay in a Suite at The Stratosphere, Dinner for 2 at Top of the World, Three-sets of 2 tickets to see the new line-up of American Superstars, a 2-night Laughlin stay at sister property Aquarius Casino Resort plus 2 breakfast buffets, Two SkyJump passes and more.
Those who would like to support the fundraiser can by purchasing raffle tickets directly from Fremont PDMS by contacting Christina Wiegel at 702.799.5558 X 4100, visiting the Stratosphere Casino cage or by emailing ACEP Community Connections Committee member Angela Lydenberg at [email protected]
. Separate donations to Fremont PDMS can be made via the "Jump for Education" fund set-up at The Public Education Foundation website: www.ccpef.org
. On the website, donors may click on "Donate Now." After completing the name/address section, the next section states "Look at our variety of programs below," where donors must click on "Other" and type in "Jump for Education" so that their donation can credited properly.
“This is a unique opportunity for the students and community of Fremont Professional Development Middle School. Beyond the tremendous support we (Fremont) have already received from Team Stratosphere, I am excited for the impact this fundraiser will have in putting a musical instrument in the hand of each and every Lancer, said Antonio Rael, Principal of Fremont PDMS.” “We are excited to partner with John C. Fremont Professional Development Middle School to help sustain programs, like musical arts, that are at risk of running out of money in today’s tough economic environment. This event not only is a chance to give Fremont another avenue to raise funds, but it is an invitation to the Las Vegas community to support this rewarding program, said Keith Pakish, ACEP Community Connection Chairman.”
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000 square foot casino. The 1,149 foot 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).