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Win-Win Entertainment Event | St. Jude’s

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Win-Win Entertainment recently had the pleasure of working with St. Jude’s Ranch by providing performers and equipment for their Easter Egg Party.

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St. Jude’s Ranch for Children hosts an annual Easter egg hunt on their property.  The money raised at this annual event goes to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children which provides a home for abused, neglected and abandoned children in southern Nevada.  Win-Win Entertainment provided the emcee, the magician, costume characters including the Disney Princesses and the Easter Bunny, and sound equipment.  It was a wonderful event!

Win-Win Entertainment is proud to support St. Jude’s Ranch and all they do for abused and neglected children in southern Nevada.

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What is “Win-Win Entertainment?”

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Win-Win Entertainment is a Las Vegas-based non-profit organization Jeff created to match professional entertainers willing to donate time and talent with eligible, approved charities nationwide.  Below you will find information on Win-Win Entertainers and Board Members, as well as information on our past and upcoming events!  Check back often to keep informed of how Win-Win Entertainment is providing entertainment solutions for charity events.  Visit win-winentertainment.org.

Charity Entertainment | School of Life Foundation

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Win-Win Entertainment and the School of Life Foundation are excited to announce their partnership! Charity Entertainment

The School of Life Foundation was created to help prevent further social decay in society. School Of Life Foundation believes that, together, we must do all we can to inspire youth to learn and live valuable principles that are proven deterrents to moral ills. These principles along with applicable life skills will help individuals find more peace and happiness in the school of life.

To find out more about Win-Win Entertainment of the School of Life Foundation be sure to visit their websites!

Charity Entertainment | Arthritis Foundation of Las Vegas

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Win-Win Entertainment has partnered with the Arthritis Foundation of Las Veagas. Charity Entertainment

As the largest national nonprofit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related disorders it strives to help people take control of their lives and arthritis by providing public health education, pursuing public policy and legislation, and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

Founded in 1948 the foundation has several service points located throughout the country with headquarters in Atlanta, GA. As the largest private, nonproftit contributor to arthritis research in the world they work to provide a constant stream of financial support to scientific efforts geared towards bettering the lives of those who live with the disorder. They have provided over $450 million in research grants to date.

The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis. Regardless of if it is advice from medical experts to specialized arthritis self-management or exercise classes, the Arthritis Foundation has a solution for you.

For more information visit Win-Win Entertainment or the Arthritis Foundation’s website!

Charity Entertainment | Opportunity Village

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Win-Win and Opportunity Village have begun pooling their efforts. Charity Entertainment

Founded in 1954 Opportunity Village is a non-profit organization that functions to serve those with intellectual disabilities. “We provide them with vocational training, employment and social recreation services that make their lives more productive and interesting.” Their ultimate goal is to make the lives of those they serve more fulfilling and interesting.

To find out more about Win-Win Entertainment or Opportunity Village be sure to check out their websites!

Andrew Wright Joins Win-Win Entertainment Board

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Win-Win Entertainment is continuing to grow at an extremely fast pace with another fantastic addition to our board!  If you are not familiar, Win-Win Entertainment is a non-profit I recently founded to match professional performers with charity events.  We are in the process of building a philanthropic entertainment network in Las Vegas and beyond.

We’re excited that the Founder and Artistic Director of RagTag Entertainment, Andrew Wright, is joining our team.  RagTag Entertainment was formed with the belief that the performing arts are for everyone, not just for those who can afford them.  RagTag gathers performers from Las Vegas, New York, and everywhere in-between to produce full-scale productions at prices that are accessible to all families.  They’ve done considerable work in the Las Vegas area to retain and develop arts programs in elementary schools, and have produced shows to benefit Olive Crest, Golden Rainbow, The Dude Hates Cancer, Aid for Aids Nevada, and many other organizations in need.

Charity Entertainment | The Shade Tree

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Win-Win Entertainment is excited to announce it’s partnership with The Shade Tree. Charity Entertainment

The Shade Tree opened it’s first shelter in December of 1990 as a result of the help of Catholic Charities. They strive to provide shelter for homeless women and children in Southern Nevada in a way that maintains dignity, wellbeing, and stability. “At the shade tree, we believe that no one should ever have to endure a state of homelessness, existing in fear for personal safety and without the means to meet even the most basic of human needs – food and shelter.”

To find out more about Win-Win Entertainment or The Shade Tree and the good work they are doing be sure to visit their websites!

Tom Mikovits Joins Win-Win Entertainment Board

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Tom Mikovits is the next addition to Win-Win Entertainment‘s Honorary Board.  I met Tom through the Georgetown Club of Las Vegas, of which he is an avid member!

Tom_Mik_headTom Mikovits has been in Las Vegas casino marketing and branding since 1997.  He currently serves as Director of Marketing for the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, handling all aspects of promotions, branding, public relations and events for the highly successful South Strip-based property.  Tom also serves on the board of directors for The First Tee of Southern Nevada and consults for non-profits NextStep Fitness, helping para- and tetraplegics, and Lili Claire Foundation, assisting families of children with neurogenetic birth disorders.  On the entertainment side, Mikovits serves as a producer on multiple film and television projects.  He was named a “Top 40 Under 40” executive by Vegas, Inc. magazine in 2011.  Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Charles Beraud Joins Win-Win Entertainment Board

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Big Win-Win Entertainment news!  Charles Beraud of Cirque du Soleil has agreed to be the first member of our Honorary Board.  Charles will be a great asset to our development, and I’m so happy he’s joining our team.

charlesCharles Béraud is currently the Public Affairs Coordinator for the  Resident Shows Division Cirque du Soleil. Born and raised in Canada, he relocated to Las Vegas in 2008. He is a member of the Las Vegas Chapter of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Steering Committee and of the National Board of Governors, sits on the board of the Southern Nevada Gay and Lesbian Community Center, and is involved with RagTag Entertainment. Charles has been involved with a variety of events (Dancers for Life, Image+Nation, E=MC2), organizations (Robin des bois, Out of the Cold, AIDS Committee of Ottawa), and political campaigns on the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

 

Charity Entertainment | Lili Claire Foundation

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Win-Win Entertainment and Lili Claire Foundation are excited to announce their partnership.Win-Win Entertainment

Several Lili Claire Family Resource Centers strive to provide support to families with children who are born with Autism, Down Syndrom, or Williams Syndrome. The organization helps facilitate an improvement in the quality of life for those living with special needs and their families. All of their services come free of charge and implement a holisitc approach to helping assist their clients.

To find out more about Win-Win Entertainment or Lili Claire Foundation visit their websites!

TV Appearance – The Morning Blend, ABC Las Vegas

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I made an appearance on The Morning Blend recently to promote Win-Win Entertainment and my Vegas dinner show at Planet Hollywood Restaurant at Caesars Palace.  Had a great time messing around with hosts Shawn Tempesta and Dao Vu!

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Win-Win Entertainment exists to match professional entertainers willing to donate time and talent with eligible, approved charities nationwide.  At Win-Win Entertainment, we believe in the inherent generosity of the human spirit. We believe people have the desire to give back if presented with the opportunity to do so. We exist to connect good causes that need something with good people willing to do something.  For more information please visit http://win-winentertainment.org.

Stacey Smithson | Win-Win Entertainment

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Win-Win Entertainment is excited to announce dancer Stacey Smithson has joined our team!

Check out Stacey’s Win-Win Entertainment profile, from win-winentertainment.org:

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Stacey Smithson has been dancing since the age of 4.  Originally from the Sacramento area, Stacey moved to LA in 2003 where she made countless TV appearances on everywhere from Comedy Central to America’s Got Talent.  Since moving to Las Vegas in 2008, she has found a niche as a magician’s assistant, dancing for headline illusionists Franz Harary, Dirk Author, Steve Wyrick, and currently Nathan Burton at The Flamingo.

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Lorelie Schaeffer | Win-Win Entertainment

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Win-Win Entertainment is pumped to announce that dancer Lorelie Schaeffer has joined our team!

Check out Lorelie’s Win-Win Entertainment profile, from win-winentertainment.org:

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Lorelie Schaeffer was born on the island of the Philippines on November 30, 1977, inside Subic Bay Military Base. Since the age of 3, Lorelie was raised in a mulit-cultural dance oriented atmosphere through out her childhood. At age 5, she found out that getting involved with her favorite Hawaiian cultural dance ” Hula”,  became her passion with the dance techniques. As a military child, Lorelie experience traveling from states to he islands and was exposed to other dance styles, such as reggae, pop, hip hop, and club dance music. All through elementary, middle, and high school she participated in all dance entertainment, whether it was for a school project o just for fun, just to get a chance to be under a spot.

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Summer Rich | Win-Win Entertainment

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Win-Win Entertainment is excited to introduce dancer Summer Rich as part of the team!

Check out Summer’s Win-Win Entertainment profile, from win-winentertainment.org:

Win-Win EntertainmentSummer Rich is a native of Las Vegas. At the age of 15, she performed in and played the role of Young Bess in the original casting of “EFX” at the MGM Grand. This was the start of her professional journey, which lead her to work for Anita Mann Productions of “Tap Girls” in Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City, and Pensacola. After, she went on to work for Jean Ann Ryan Productions on a Norwegian Cruise Line that toured Europe and the Caribbean. She then worked for Jeanne Bavaro Productions, which produced “Lasting Impressions” Starring Bill Acosta at the Flamingo and Luxor in Las Vegas. In this production, she had the responsibility of Dance Captain and Company Manager and was a featured dancer. As recent as a few years ago she was working in Japan starring as Ariel in Tokyo Disney Sea’s “Under The Sea”. Summer has worked at Drury Lane Oakbrook and Marriott Lincolnshire Theatres in such regional productions as “The Producers”, “Sweet Charity”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, and “Cabaret”. Summer has done numerous industrials and conventions in the Chicago and Las Vegas area such as Pampered Chef, McDonalds, Kodak, Obermeyer Ski Show, and M.A.G.I.C. to name a few. She was also cast to be in the international Blackberry commercial for the new Blackberry Bold. For the past two years she has performed in “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular” Starring The Rockettes as a dancer and had a feature as a Clausette. Summer is very excited to be performing with the talented cast of Peepshow and looks forward to the new adventure. She would like to thank her family and friends for all their support.

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