SlotZilla Charity Challenge Raises Big Bucks for Three Square Food Bank

July 22, 2015

Our most recent SlotZilla Charity Challenge has resulted in $10,660 raised for Three Square, a Las Vegas food bank.

SlotZilla Charity Challenges involve donating ticket sales from flights on the SlotZilla zip line ride in downtown Las Vegas to worthy nonprofits. To-date, more than $84,000 has been donated to Las Vegas organizations by SlotZilla, operated by Fremont Street Experience.

We're proud to partner with Three Square!

We’re proud to partner with Three Square, bringing food to those in need in our community.

The fundraising effort at SlotZilla for Three Square took place July 16, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The amount donated included ticket sales from SlotZilla’s lower “Zipline” ($40) and lower “Zoomline” ($20).

A number local celebrities attended the event kick-off, including UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin, BMX rider and TV personality Ricardo Laguna, chef Rick Moonen and Miss Nevada US 2014, Lisa Song Sutton. Also in attendance were Vegas Seven magazine food critic Al Mancini and popular local chef Beni Velazquez.

From left, UFC's Forrest Griffin, chef Rick Moonen, BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, FSE President Jeff Victor, longtime Three Square volunteer LeAnne Notabartolo and chef Beni Velazquez.

From left, UFC’s Forrest Griffin, chef Rick Moonen, BMX rider Ricardo Laguna, FSE President Jeff Victor, longtime Three Square volunteer and founder of Good for Spooning, LeAnne Notabartolo, and chef Beni Velazquez.

All the guests took to the skies on the SlotZilla Zoomline to show their support for Three Square food bank.

As a special perk for guests, the first 250 flyers during the SlotZilla Charity Challenge a pair of tickets to see singer and impressionist Gordie Brown, courtesy of Golden Nugget.

Ricardo Laguna

In addition to his BMX accomplishments, Ricardo Laguna had a reality series, “The Ricardo Laguna Project,” and appeared in a memorable episode of another reality show, “Holly’s World,” in 2010.

Jeff Victor, President of Fremont Street Experience, said, “We developed the SlotZilla Charity Challenge concept as a fun and exciting way to give back to the community and we are honored to partner with Three Square Food Bank. Three Square is an amazing organization that provides hunger relief to people in need in Southern Nevada.”

UFC's Forrest Griffin checked his harness straps more than any other flyer in SlotZilla history. (Unconfirmed.)

UFC’s Forrest Griffin checked his harness straps more than any other flyer in SlotZilla history. (Unconfirmed.)

Three Square was established in 2007 to provide hunger relief. Three Square provides more than 34 million pounds of food and grocery products, the equivalent of more than 28 million meals, each year to more than 1,300 community partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. Find out more at the Three Square Web site.

Celebrity chef Rick Moonen prepares for take-off.

Celebrity chef Rick Moonen prepares for take-off.

Previous SlotZilla Charity Challenge partners have included Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada, American Heart Association, Opportunity Village, Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the MDA.

A check presentation to Three Square happened on July 28, 2015.

Three Square

Thanks for hanging out in the sun waiting for some people to fly by!

See more photos from the SlotZilla Charity Challenge to benefit Three Square below.

SlotZilla Charity Challenge for Three Square

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