VEGAS (November 8, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced today, November 8, details surrounding the inaugural Salute to Service Gala presented by the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation set to take place at 6 p.m. PT on Saturday, November 11, at TPC Summerlin (1700 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas NV 89134).
All proceeds from the gala will benefit the Folded Flag Foundation and local military, veteran and first responder charities.
Along with honoring the service and sacrifice of fallen military and their families, the event will include a special #VegasStrong tribute to the victims, families, and unsung heroes of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas.
The reception will begin at 6 p.m. PT and dinner will start at 7 p.m. PT. A VIP meet-and-greet reception with select Golden Knights players will take place prior to the gala for an additional donation. Special guest Major General Peter E. Gersten, commander of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, will deliver a welcome address to start the evening.
The gala will include a silent and live auction featuring Vegas Golden Knights hockey experiences, travel packages and other various unique activities and items.
Please note the event is at capacity and will be closed to the public. Media can cover the VIP reception from 6-7 p.m. PT by RSVPing to Alyssa Girardi (email@example.com).
ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS FOUNDATION
Established in 2017, the Golden Knights Foundation serves as the team's main charitable beneficiary, and raises money through various fundraisers and in-game efforts, including a 51/49 raffle, jersey and memorabilia auctions and other initiatives to engage fans. Through the foundation, the Vegas Golden Knights seek to support exemplary Las Vegas nonprofit organizations that help make a position impact in the local community.
ABOUT THE FOLDED FLAG FOUNDATION
America's freedom comes at a great cost. The Folded Flag Foundation is a 501c3, nonprofit organization that serves to honor the legacy of and pay tribute to the bravest men and women who have given their lives in defense of our country. Our Mission is to provide scholarships and support grants to the spouses and children of the United States military and government personnel who died as a result of hostile action or in an accident related to U.S. combat operations. Folded Flag Foundation scholarships and grants are available to qualifying surviving spouses of fallen heroes and their children under the age of 26 to help provide a pathway to success by assisting with a wide range of living expenses and educational needs, from kindergarten to college/trade school.