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Ellis Island’s “Sing for Strength” Fundraiser Raises $100,000 for Las Vegas Victims’ Fund

October 19, 2017 by  

Ellis Island’s "Sing for Strength" Fundraiser Raises $100,000 for Las Vegas Victims’ Fund
Ellis Island’s
Sing For Strength charity karaoke benefit raised $100,000 for County Commissioner Steve Sisolak’s Las Vegas Victims’ Fund on Tuesday, Oct. 17 (Pictured: Chris Phillips, Johnny Kats, Murray SawChuck and Clint Holmes – Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos)  

Singer Jaime Lynch at Ellis Island's "Sing for Strength"

Singer Jaime Lynch at Ellis Island’s “Sing for Strength”

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

Ellis Island and UFC President Dana White donated $1,000 for each celebrity performer that took to the stage at the karaoke lounge.

The Righteous Brothers at Ellis Island's "Sing for Strength"

The Righteous Brothers at Ellis Island’s “Sing for Strength”

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

Celebrities who belted out tunes included The Righteous Brothers, Chris Phillips and Nieve Malandra of Zowie Bowie, Frankie Scinta, The Rat Pack is Back, standup comic Kathleen Dunbar, Rudy Ruettiger, Lannie Counts and Kelly Clinton-Holmes.

Rick Dale of American Restoration at Ellis Island's "Sing for Strength"

Rick Dale of American Restoration at Ellis Island’s “Sing for Strength”

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

“The Las Vegas community once again came out in force in support of those in need,” said Christina Ellis, Ellis Island’s director of marketing. “It was a fun evening filled with laughs and great music.”

UFC President Dana White at Ellis Island's "Sing for Strength"

UFC President Dana White at Ellis Island’s “Sing for Strength”

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

The performers were able to select from more than 10,000 songs, ranging from classics to contemporary hits.

Singer Paul Shortino at Ellis Island's "Sing for Strength"

Singer Paul Shortino at Ellis Island’s “Sing for Strength”

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

Singer Paul Johnson at Ellis Island's "Sing for Strength"

Singer Paul Johnson at Ellis Island’s “Sing for Strength”

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

Kelly Clinton-Holmes and Bill Medley at Ellis Island's "Sing for Strength"

Kelly Clinton-Holmes and Bill Medley at Ellis Island’s “Sing for Strength”

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

Nieve Malandra at Ellis Island's "Sing for Strength"

Singer Nieve Malandra at Ellis Island’s “Sing for Strength”

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

Kathleen Dunbar at Ellis Island's "Sing for Strength"

Kathleen Dunbar at Ellis Island’s “Sing for Strength”

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

Singer Frankie Scinta at Ellis Island's "Sing for Strength"

Singer Frankie Scinta at Ellis Island’s “Sing for Strength”

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma Photos

Ellis Island Casino Hotel and Brewery is home to some of Las Vegas’ most recognized food, beverages and entertainment. Its commitment to quality and service has been a tradition for nearly 50 years. The hotel and brewery features wonderful amenities including a 24-hour restaurant with a famed steak special, Las Vegas’ top-voted microbrewery and karaoke lounge, Metro Pizza and complimentary parking. The casino offers hundreds of gaming devices with a variety of games including reel slots, video poker and keno. Live blackjack, roulette, craps and sportsbook wagering is available seven days a week. Conveniently located one block east of the Las Vegas Strip on Koval Lane behind Bally’s, Ellis Island is a must-see destination for every Las Vegas visitor and local. Currently underway, Ellis Island will unveil a multimillion-dollar enhancement to the hotel featuring completely upgraded rooms and hotel interior.

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