Our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Las Vegas crew has been sponsoring an incredible program in the heart of 89169! We’ve teamed up with City Wide Power, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), FREE International, the Golden Knights, and the National Hockey League Foundation to provide positive role modeling and life skills through sports to our inner-city youth.
Inner-City Youth Hockey Program for the Win
The program began four weeks ago with us teaching 30 kids who reside in 89169 how to play street hockey. Today, the kids were moved indoors out of the sweltering summer heat to learn how to ice skate at Lifeguard Arena. Players from the Golden Knights and LVMPD were on hand to outfit them with skates, jerseys, and helmets. Over the next several weeks they will be coached on how to play ice hockey and enjoy the camaraderie of being part of a positive sports environment.
“Partnering with organizations like City Wide Power, Las Vegas Metro PD, and the Golden Nights to provide our inner-city youth with after-school activities and positive role models, is exactly why we formed our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back foundation,” shared Glen Lerner.
Photos that capture the fun shared during the youth’s first day on the ice at Lifeguard Arena:
On Saturday, May 29th at an annual United Community event held near East Flamingo Road and Boulder Highway, our Las Vegas outreach team was pleased to sponsor, serve hot dogs, and hand out water to 500 attendees. This free family-friendly event featured games and prizes for kids, face painting, as well as free dental, vision, and medical checkups.
“I am so glad that Las Vegas is beginning to reopen and that people once again have the opportunity to gather and enjoy community events with their neighbors. Our team has missed these types of events that allow us to serve our neighbors. We truly enjoy taking an active role in planned activities that help to improve the quality of life of those in need,” shared Glen Lerner.
Photos from the annual Las Vegas United Community event:
2021 Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson Summer Camp Programs
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back has answered the call to “Be a Hero” by sponsoring the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson’s (BGCT) summer camp program. Prior to the pandemic, our team has been pleased to repeatedly support the Clubs’ annual fundraiser THE EVENT.
For 2021, BGCT decided to postpone this major fundraiser after reviewing all the variables and restrictions that the city and/or county would put on such a large event. In light of this postponement, the Clubs need to find alternative ways to continue funding its year-round programming and operations that serve over 4,200 club members and over 12,000 Tucson young people.
How You Can Become a Hero
You can join us in supporting youth in the Tucson community by providing an online donation, or volunteering your time. Contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson directly for more information by emailing your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting bgctucson.org.
“Our organization is a long time supporter of the incredible athletes who leave their very best on the field, who are part of the great Special Olympics organization. We are honored to sponsor the Special Olympics of Southern Nevada,” shared Glen Lerner.
To help protect Arizona youth from accidental drownings, our founder Kevin Rowe presented a generous donation of $2,500 towards the Swim Safe campaign whose aim is to raise money that would provide 1,000 free youth swim lessons.
According to data shared by the Swim Safe campaign, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children under the age of four. Drowning is also the second leading cause of unintentional death for children under the age of 12.
Here are additional drowning facts the campaign would like the public to be aware of:
Drowning can happen in as little as 20 seconds
88% of children who drowned were under some form of supervision
88% of children who have formal swim lessons are less likely to drown
60% of youth drowning incidents occur within 10 feet of safety
Three children die each day as a result of drowning in the United States
You can join us in helping to protect our youth by supporting the Arizona Swim Safe campaign. Click here to be taken to the online donation page and help raise money for 1,000 free swim lessons.
To learn more specifics about the campaign and how you can take the pledge to increase water safety awareness within the community, visit ValleyYMCA.org/water-watcher/
Watch this news segment to learn more about our involvement:
Our 8th Annual Charity Golf Classic took place on a slightly breezy and beautiful blue-skied day on the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Valued sponsors and community partners—as well as amazingly generous individuals and golf course staff—helped make this year’s event the best yet!
Overflowing with gratitude and awe, we are pleased to share that $518,184.28 was raised to be directly given back and benefit local charitable groups and organizations throughout Arizona. 100%!
We know that this would not have been possible without the support of many. Together we truly do more and have a greater impact in the lives of those who need help most. So, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Those That Benefit Most
Our mission at Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is to make a difference in the lives of people in need. That includes the impoverished, homeless, hungry, abused, and ill.
We invite you to watch this video now to see firsthand how great an impact we can all have by joining resources to help the greater need.
Almost Reached $1-Million Goal
The pandemic created many challenges throughout 2020. One of those challenges was the postponement of our 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic. As the golf classic is our biggest fundraising event, we were determined to squeeze it in before the end of the year.
On December 4, 2020, thanks once again to the generosity of sponsors, community partners, and individuals, $461,334 was raised! Add that total to what was raised in 2021, and we ended up a little over $20,400 shy of raising $1 million in five months.
This just goes to show that time and again, people are willing to step up in a BIG way. This goodwill is also reflected in the steady increase of proceeds raised year-after-year from each of our annual charity golf classics since 2016: