United Way WLC Press Release

For Immediate Release

United Way Women’s Leadership Council Grants $50,000 to Spread the Word Nevada

Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (January, 2016) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) receives $50,000 from the United Way Women’s Leadership Council to support the nonprofit’s literacy services at several elementary schools during the 2016-2017 school year.

  • $25,000 is being allocated for ongoing support of five Breakfast with Books family literacy programs at Dean Petersen, J.W. Jeffers, Paradise, Robert L. Taylor and Whitney Elementary Schools – serving more than 4,000 students and families.
  • $25,000 is being allocated for a new sponsorship at Robert L. Taylor Elementary School for the creation of a new Books & Buddies Mentor Center: One-on-one mentoring for struggling readers.

“We’re beyond grateful for the generosity of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council,” said Lisa Habighorst, STWN Executive Director. “This donation will help us continue our literacy focused programs and services reaching thousands of students across six elementary schools.”

Spread the Word Nevada’s literacy programs are an avenue to reach at-risk children and their families to strengthen the place we call home and open up boundless possibilities for their future.

About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 3.8 million gently used and new books to approximately 435,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Media Contact
Vicki Soares
(702) 203-0002
Vicki@spreadthewordnevada.org

Wynn Las Vegas Media Alert

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MEDIA ALERT

Sinatra Executive Chef Theo Schoenegger and Sinatra’s Granddaughter AJ Lambert Host Afternoon of Food and Stories to Support Spread the Word Nevada

WHAT:    Executive Chef, Theo Schoenegger, of Wynn Las Vegas’ Sinatra restaurant, along with Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter, AJ Lambert, will spend the afternoon with students of Dean Petersen Elementary School sharing stories and serving Sinatra’s favorite Italian fare.

Chef Theo, who used to cook at San Domenico for Sinatra after his New York shows, will provide the students with a pasta lunch which will be followed by AJ Lambert reading the children’s book “Frankie Liked to Sing.” After the reading the students will receive their own copy of the inspirational tale of Sinatra’s childhood.

WHEN:     Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
                   Lunch: 12:30 p.m.
                   Story Reading: 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:     Dean Petersen Elementary
                    3650 Cambridge St.
                    Las Vegas, NV 89169
                    Enter through the front office

ABOUT:    Wynn Las Vegas has partnered with Dean Petersen Elementary School to help the school continue to accomplish great things in a traditionally underprivileged area of Las Vegas. Through its partnership with Clark County School District’s “Reinventing Schools” initiative, Wynn has committed to provide support and coordinate services from other nonprofits to help the students at Petersen Elementary succeed in their education.

INTERVIEWS:    AJ Lambert and Chef Theo Schoenegger will be available for interviews.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Aleksandra Koryzno
Wynn Las Vegas
702-770-2099
Aleksandra.koryzno@wynnlasvegas.com

Nevada Reading Week and the Australian Bee Gees Press Release

For Immediate Release

Spread the Word Nevada’s Nevada Reading Week Efforts to Kick Off with the Australian Bee Gees

Who:    Spread the Word Nevada leading Southern Nevada in Nevada Reading Week participation. In 1987, the Nevada Department of Education began a statewide initiative for teachers and librarians to celebrate reading through shared thematic activities. And for the past decade, the literacy nonprofit has been instrumental in securing guest readers to participate by visiting its adopted elementary schools, reading to classrooms and talk about the relevance of books and career choices.

What:    Local celebrities and members from Win-Win Entertainment, community leaders, political dignitaries and members of the community are joining Spread the Word Nevada to participate in the week-long observance of Nevada Reading Week – February 29 – March 4, 2016. This tremendous week will be kicked off by the Australian Bee Gees visiting Wynn Elementary. They will read to several classrooms, entertain the students with their musical wonders and talk about the importance of literacy and the exciting world of musicians.

When:    11am – Noon on February 29th, 2016

Where:    Elaine Wynn ES
5655 Edna Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89146

About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 3 million gently used and new books to approximately 387,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Media Contact

Vicki Soares

(702) 203-0002

Vicki@spreadthewordnevada.org

SlotZilla Media Alert

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For Immediate Release
February 23, 2016

ATTENTION: ALL WORKING MEDIA,
CAMERA CREWS AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS

***MEDIA ALERT***MEDIA ALERT***MEDIA ALERT***

Fremont Street Experience to Partner with Spread the Word Nevada for SlotZilla Charity Challenge

100% of SlotZilla™ Revenue to Benefit
Spread the Word Nevada on February 25

WHAT:    Fremont Street Experience will be hosting the first SlotZilla Charity Challenge of 2016 to benefit Spread the Word Nevada. Fremont Street Experience will be donating 100% of SlotZilla revenue to the charity on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Flight times can be purchased at the SlotZilla box office or can be booked in advance online at www.vegasexperience.com. Flights are $20 before 6 p.m. and $25 after 6 p.m. for the lower Zipline and $40 before 6 p.m. and $45 after 6 p.m. for the upper Zoomline.

WHEN/WHERE:    Thursday, February 25, 2016
SlotZilla is located at 425 Fremont Street, in between 4th Avenue and Las Vegas Blvd.

1 p.m. – 7 p.m. – 100 % of SlotZilla Revenue to Benefit Spread the Word Nevada

MEDIA/PHOTO OP: Supporters flying on SlotZilla
Interviews with a representative from Spread the Word Nevada
Interviews with Thomas Bruny, Director of Marketing at Fremont Street Experience

***Please contact Lauren Silverstein at Preferred Public Relations if you plan on sending a photographer or camera crew.***

MEDIA CONTACTS
Lauren Silverstein
Preferred Public Relations
702-254-5704 (Office)
702-539-6794 (Cell)
Lauren@preferredpublicrelations.com

Ruck for Reading Press Release

For Immediate Release                            

Nellis Air Force Base Airmen team up with Spread the Word Nevada to Provide More than 1,900 Books to Students at Manch and Lowman Elementary Schools

Who:    Spread the Word Nevada and more than 70 Nellis AFB Airmen to bring more than 1,900 books to students at Manch and Lowman Elementary Schools.

What:    Nellis AFB started Ruck for Reading in 2014 at Craig ES with 200 books and 7 volunteers. This year, the Airmen teamed up with Spread the Word Nevada and grew the program to more than 90 volunteers and more than 2,600 books. Uniformed volunteers will be visiting each classroom at both schools to hand deliver these treasures to the students so they can continue to grow their home libraries.

When:    7:00 AM on Monday, November 9, 2015 – Manch ES
9:00 AM on Monday, November 9, 2015 – Lowman ES

Where:    Manch ES
4351 N Lamont St, Las Vegas, NV 89115

Lowman ES
4225 N Lamont St, Las Vegas, NV 89115

***Please note – the schools are directly next to one another

About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 3 million gently used and new books to approximately 387,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Media Contact

Vicki Soares

(702) 203-0002

Vicki@spreadthewordnevada.org