Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort Raises Nearly $20,000 at Who’s On Board 50th Anniversary Event

50 Local artists created snowboard artwork for a silent auction benefitting three local charities
 
 
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Nov. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- LAS VEGAS  - Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) raised nearly $20,000 benefiting the Mt. Charleston Volunteer Fire Department, National Ski Patrol’s avalanche awareness programs and Outside Las Vegas Foundation at Who’s On Board, its 50th anniversary celebration on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

More than 250 guests attended the event that took place at Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art (http://www.amandaharrisgallery.com/) and The Lady Silvia (http://www.theladysilvia.com/). The evening included a cocktail reception, art show and silent auction. LVSSR challenged fifty local artists to create original pieces using snowboard cutouts as their canvases. A wide variety of graffiti artists, sculptors, painters and tattoo artists donated pieces to be auctioned off for charity.

The soiree was part of Project 50, a series of events happening this season in honor of LVSSR’s 50th anniversary. The resort opens on Friday, Nov. 23 for the 2012/13 season.

“For 50 years, the Las Vegas community has supported LVSSR and this event was about celebrating this milestone and giving back to the community,” said Kevin Stickelman, LVSSR’s president and general manager. As a thank you to those who attended the VIP reception, LVSSR gave each guest a complimentary lift ticket to be used this historic season.

“The charities we selected share our values. Each group works to get youth involved in the outdoors as well as promoting safe outdoor recreation,” said Stickelman. “I want to thank the artists who donated their time and talent so that we could support these organizations.” LVSSR thanked each artist with a gift that included day passes to the area.

For more information on events related to Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort and Project 50, please visit www.skilasvegas.com.
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