March 17, 2011 − Las Vegas, Nev. − More than a dozen Las Vegas based CEOs, top executives and politicians will SkyJump 855 feet from the top of the Stratosphere Tower the morning of March 25, 2011 to raise money for youth served through the Boy Scouts Scoutreach program. The jumps will take place between 6:30am and 9:00am.
Each participant must raise a minimum of $855 in pledges—one dollar for every foot—before they can take the plunge from SkyJump Las Vegas, the highest sky jump in the world.
“I am taking a leap of faith that Scouting will provide our kids, tomorrow’s leaders with the tools they will need to bring our country back to greatness,” said Las Vegas Councilman Steve Ross, one of the scheduled SkyJumpers. “I ask that you take the leap with me to help the next generation of Boy Scouts.”
Corporate Sponsor Shift4, along with the brave CEOs, executives and politicians scheduled to jump on March 25, 2011, is expected to raise more than $20,000 for the Scoutreach program, which offers culturally diverse youth the opportunity to join Scouting. The Scoutreach program provides youth with a fun, positive and exciting outlet by providing age-appropriate activities such as woodworking, leather crafts, science, team sports, and earning Scout rank advancements.
“We're grateful for our partnership with the Stratosphere for assisting to help raise funds for youth who may not otherwise experience the adventure of Scouting due to financial barriers or lack of parental involvement,” said Ryan Moon, director of field service for the Las Vegas Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. “Scoutreach provides weekly programs at schools, apartment complexes and recreational centers for 2,000 youth annually.”
“We recognize that investing in our community means investing in the long-term success and sustainability of our businesses” said Frank Riolo, chief executive officer of American Casino & Entertainment Properties. “We are honored to be hosting this event and to be a part of this positive-impact initiative.”
Executives who have taken on the challenge include:
Steve Ross, Las Vegas City Councilman
Chris Giunchigliani, Clark County Commissioner
John Wilson, Chief executive officer, Medic West/AMS
Jacob Snow, general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Ricki Barlow, Las Vegas City Councilman
Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Nevada Assemblywoman
Frank Hawkins, executive director, CDPCN
Mike Myers, deputy chief, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue
Melanie Muldowney, attorney, Bell & Young Ltd.
Jeff Shaw, chief executive officer, Southwest Gas
Debra March, City of Henderson councilwoman
Shelly Krohn, attorney, Shelly Krohn Ltd.
Todd Moody, attorney, Ellsworth, Moody & Bennion
Mike Gorman, general manager, Medic West & AMR
Andy Hafen, mayor, City of Henderson
Nathan Casper, Shift4 Corporation
Shane Calendine, Las Vegas Area Council Boy Scouts of America
The public is encouraged to show their support by helping their favorite CEO/Executive secure the pledges necessary to meet the challenge. To donate visit: www.lvacbsa.org
and click on the Jump for Scouting link, then click the donate button.
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 freestanding 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 players, 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 BITE LAS VEGAS show. 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).