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Rock & Rita’s “Flair for the Cure” Raises $6K for American Cancer Society

August 20, 2010 by  

The stunning cast of FANTASY attends "Flair for the Cure"
Rock & Rita’s
joined forces with American Cancer Society’s Young Professionals Against Cancer and the world’s top flair bartenders to Flair for the Cure, Wednesday night (Pictured above: Cast of FANTASY – Photo credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage)

Thunder From Down Under shows their strength and support with FANTASY headliner Lorena Peril

Thunder From Down Under shows their strength and support with FANTASY headliner Lorena Peril

Photo credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage.

The brand-new “Great American Party” dining and entertainment venue at Circus Circus put on a live bartender auction, featuring the talents of twelve of the highest ranked flair bartenders from across the country, raising $6,387 for the organization.

Reigning Mrs. Nevada USA Susie Monahan

Reigning Mrs. Nevada USA Susie Monahan

Photo credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage.

Several Las Vegas entertainers came out to walk the red carpet and show their support including Lorena Peril and the cast of FANTASY, Thunder From Down Under, Recycled Percussion and New York-New York spokesperson Vinny.

Rock & Rita's bartenders including the 2010 NATIONS champion Danielo Oribe with Dario Doimo and Nicolas Saint John

Rock & Rita's bartenders including the 2010 NATIONS champion Danielo Oribe with Dario Doimo and Nicolas Saint John

Photo credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage.

Reigning Mrs. Nevada Susie Monahan emceed the event, which showcased amazing bartenders who put their skills on the line to raise money for the fight against cancer. Each “flairtender” flipped, spun, juggled, balanced and even danced, to create crazy concoctions which were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Prize packages included hotel, show and dinner packages to some of the Strip’s best hotspots, autographed UFC memorabilia and two electric guitars.

Recyceld Percussion

Recyceld Percussion

Photo credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage.

Flair for the Cure, which Rock & Rita’s owners Mark Green and David Tuttleman plan to make an annual fundraising event, showcased the best bartenders from around the globe, including several of Rock & Rita’s own bartenders, competing in NATIONS, the largest international flair bartending competition held earlier this week. Rock & Rita’s, the brand-new dining and entertainment venue at Circus Circus was selected to host NATIONS because of its specially designed flair bars, which were created to meet flair bartending competition requirements.

For more information about Rock & Rita’s, visit www.RockandRitas.com or call 702.691.5991.

Former World Champion flair bartender Nick Saint John raises $1,000 with his jaw dropping performance

Former World Champion flair bartender Nick Saint John raises $1,000 with his jaw dropping performance

Photo credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage.

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