SlotZilla Charity Challenge Raises $13,380 for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

August 19, 2015

SlotZilla guests recently rose to the occasion, literally, by flying on the zip line attraction at Fremont Street Experience to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

Local celebs, radio stars and guests from St. Jude's Ranch were on-hand to kick off the SlotZilla Charity Challenge.

Local sports celebs, radio hosts from X107.5 and guests from St. Jude’s Ranch were on-hand to kick off the SlotZilla Charity Challenge.

During the most recent SlotZilla Charity Challenge, on Aug. 10, 2015 (noon to 6:00 p.m.), $13,380 was raised for the Las Vegas nonprofit.

UFC tough guy Forrest Griffin takes a moment. It's a long, long way up.

UFC tough guy Forrest Griffin needed to a moment before his Zoomline flight. It’s a long, long way up.

The SlotZilla Charity Challenge was done in partnership with CBS radio station X107.5. The station did a live remote at the base of the SlotZilla take-off tower throughout the day.

Special thanks go out to the team at the Dave, Mahoney & DK Morning Show at X107.5 for their support of this fundraising effort. Hosts Dave Farra, Jason Mahoney and Daena Kramer (DK) took to the skies on SlotZilla and made sure word got out about the SlotZilla Charity Challenge.

Special guests are joined by Thomas Bruny, Director of Marketing for Fremont Street Experience (at far left) and Fremont Street Experience President Jeff Victor (second from left).

Special guests are joined by Thomas Bruny, Director of Marketing for Fremont Street Experience (at far left) and Fremont Street Experience President Jeff Victor (second from left).

“We are honored to have partnered with The Dave, Mahoney and DK Morning Show for their last charity event in Las Vegas before their move to Mix 96.5 in Houston,” said Jeff Victor, President of Fremont Street Experience. “So many people came down to fly on SlotZilla and support St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. We ended up breaking the largest weekday SlotZilla Charity Challenge record with $13,380 and all of that money will be going to help the children at St. Jude’s Ranch as they get ready to go back to school.”

Several local celebrities attended a kick-off for the event, including UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin (pictured above) and BMX rider and TV personality, T.J. Lavin.

T.J. Lavin hosts "The Challenge" on MTV, among other things.

T.J. Lavin hosts “The Challenge” on MTV, among other things.

Below, T.J. Lavin and X107.5 radio hosts take off from the SlotZilla tower.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children serves abused, abandoned and neglected children and families. Children are placed at the Ranch when their parents or caretakers are unable or unfit to adequately care for them.

Learn more about St. Jude’s Ranch for Children here in Las Vegas.

Zooming for a cause!

Zooming for a cause!

A giant check was presented to St. Jude’s on Aug. 19, 2015.

Giant checks also make great surfboards. Actual results may vary.

Giant checks make great surfboards. Actual results may vary. Thanks to Deborah O’Donohue at CBS Radio for the pic.

To-date, the SlotZilla Charity Challenge series has raised nearly $100,000 for charities in Las Vegas.

Our SlotZilla Charity Challenges are made possible through the generosity of our member hotel-casinos.

Upcoming SlotZilla fundraising events include Shriners Hospital on Oct. 19, American Heart Association on Nov. 7 and Opportunity Village on Dec. 5, 2015.

Find out more about SlotZilla zip line Las Vegas and enjoy more photos from the SlotZilla Charity Challenge to benefit St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

SlotZilla Charity Challenge for St. Jude's

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