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Special Olympics Nevada Partners with Caesars Entertainment’s High Roller for a Party in the Pod

July 22, 2014 by  

Special Olympics Nevada Partners with Caesars Entertainment’s High Roller for a Party in the Pod
On Saturday, July 19, Special Olympics Nevada partnered with Caesars Entertainment and The LINQ to host the first-ever Party in the Pod Event (Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos). 

Gerry McCambridge, Eric Jordan Young, Maren Wade, Jeff Civillico, Special Olympic athletes and Paul Shortino

Gerry McCambridge, Eric Jordan Young, Maren Wade, Jeff Civillico, Special Olympic athletes and Paul Shortino

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

The inaugural event featured a red-carpet walk with Special Olympics athletes and celebrities, a meet and greet as well as a thrilling ride in a pod on the High Roller all of which was capped by off by an afternoon with famed Las Vegas headliner Jeff Civillico at his show “Comedy in Action” at the Quad Hotel and Casino.

Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga from Legends in Concert, Gerry McCambridge, Paul Shortino, Maren Wade, Eric Jordan Young and Jeff Civillico

Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga from Legends in Concert, Gerry McCambridge, Paul Shortino, Maren Wade, Eric Jordan Young and Jeff Civillico

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Celebrities who participated in the event included Gerry McCambridge (Star of The Mentalist at V Theater), Eric Jordan Young (Singer/Actor), Maren Wade (Singer and columnist), Jeff Civillico (Star of Comedy in Action at The Quad), Paul Shortino (Star of Raiding The Rock Vault at LVH) and cast members of Legends in Concert.

Paul Shortino with Showgirls

Paul Shortino with Showgirls

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Civillico’s comedy show has been heralded as the best family-friendly show in Las Vegas. All proceeds from the event will benefit the more than 3,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities who compete with Special Olympics Nevada.

Gerry McCambridge, Jeff Civillico and Eric Jordan Young

Gerry McCambridge, Jeff Civillico and Eric Jordan Young

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Special Olympics Athletes

Special Olympics Athletes

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Special Olympics Athletes

Special Olympics Athletes

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga cast members from Legends in Concert

Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga cast members from Legends in Concert

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Jeff Civillico

Jeff Civillico

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Maren Wade

Maren Wade

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Eric Jordan Young

Eric Jordan Young

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Eric Jordan Young with Showgirls

Eric Jordan Young with Showgirls

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Paul Shortino

Paul Shortino

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Gerry McCambridge

Gerry McCambridge

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Special Olympics Volunteers

Special Olympics Volunteers

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Gerry McCambridge at The High Roller

Gerry McCambridge at The High Roller

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Jeff Civillico at The High Roller

Jeff Civillico at The High Roller

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Paul Shortino at The High Roller

Paul Shortino at The High Roller

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Eric Jordan Young and Maren Wade at The High Roller

Eric Jordan Young and Maren Wade at The High Roller

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Jeff Civillico with Special Olympics Athlete

Jeff Civillico with Special Olympics Athlete

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Jeff Civillico with Special Olympics Athlete in Jeff Civillico's show at The Quad

Jeff Civillico with Special Olympics Athlete in Jeff Civillico’s show at The Quad

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.facebook.com/IraKuzmaPhotos.

Special Olympics Nevada is a free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. There are 3,000 athletes who compete in 20 competitions throughout the region in eight sports. This requires the extraordinary support and time of 3,500 volunteers and volunteer coaches. Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. For more information on Special Olympics Nevada visit www.SONV.org or join them at Facebook.com/SONevada and Twitter.com/SONevada.

The LINQ and High Roller – Caesars Entertainment is redefining the iconic Las Vegas skyline with The LINQ, an open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district, anchored by the world’s tallest observation wheel, the Las Vegas High Roller. For more information, visit TheLINQ.com.

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