A weekend of good causes

Las Vegas isn’t all about helping others to get drunk. Sometimes its just about helping others. This weekend in particular, several events will benefit important causes.

Hit the links with Justin Timberlake and help children

Photo courtesy www.jtshrinersopen.com

Photo by JD Cuba/Golf Digest

Fore! Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist Justin Timberlake brings sexy back to the PGA tour as he hosts The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 11 through Sunday Oct. 18 at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.

Among the week of celebrity-studded events, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman will present a key to the city to board executives from Shriners Hospitals at the Las Vegas City Hall at 10 a.m. Oct. 12.

Rev your engines for the Ride for HOPE Poker Run

Vrooom, vrooom! Golden Gaming (owner of 35 PT’s and Sierra Gold locations) and Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) will team up for the Ride for HOPE Poker Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. 

Sierra Gold, 1341 W. Warm Springs Road

The poker run benefits Southern Nevada kids affected by HIV/AIDS. Riders will drive from Henderson to the Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino, with several Sierra Gold and PT’s Gold stops in between. The schedule is as follows:

Stop 1:  8 a.m., Sierra Gold (Warm Springs & Stephanie), 1341 W. Warm Springs Rd., Henderson, NV 89014

Stop 2: 9 a.m., PT’s Gold (Sunset, east of Paradise), 1661 Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119

Stop 3:  10 a.m., Sierra Gold (215 & Jones), 6515 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89118

Stop 4:  11 a.m., PT’s Gold (Ft. Apache & Sunset), 6610 S. Ft Apache Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89148

Final Stop: noon, Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino, 681 S. Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048

Riders can register for $30, passengers $20. For more information, visit www.afanlv.org.

Crouching tiger, racing dragon

The Village at Lake Las Vegas will host several events to benefit worthy causes including the Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Races, the Village Fall Arts Festival and Vino di Lago wine tasting. Schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Oct. 10
Dragon Boat Races – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Village Fall Arts Festival – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Vino di Lago – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 11
Village Fall Arts Festival – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Boat races benefit St. Rose Domincan Hospital’s breast health services. Tickets for Vino di Lago are $25 per person and benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southern Nevada (MDA).  To purchase tickets, visit https://secure.mdausa.org/mdavinodilago.

Pink is the new black during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink fountain

Photo illustration

The Miracle Mile Shops’ fountain will turn pink as the mall at Planet Hollywood recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

All money tossed into the fountain (located in front of the V Theater) through Oct. 31 will be donated to the Southern Nevada affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Several stores in the Miracle Mile Shops, including GUESS, Brighton and White House Black Market will feature special collections, sales and offers to benefit breast cancer reasearch. Brighton, for instance, will donate $5 for every Power of Pink bracelet and badge clip sold.