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Penn & Teller Celebrate 11 Years as AFAN AIDS Walk Grand Marshals and Continue Penn & Teller Challenge

March 26, 2012 by  

Penn & Teller
For the 11th consecutive year, Penn & Teller will serve as Grand Marshals during Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s (AFAN) 22nd Annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) on Sunday, April 15 (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com)

In addition to their role as Grand Marshals, the amazing entertainment duo will once again lead the Penn & Teller Challenge team, with the promise to match all funds raised by their team.

Penn & Teller’s participation is especially appreciated this year since Penn Jillette will be taking a break from competing on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice to attend the AIDS Walk. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the AIDS Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. on April 15. The AIDS Walk serves as AFAN’s largest fundraiser of the year, providing funds for programs to assist and educate more than 3,500 men, women and children infected with HIV and AIDS in southern Nevada.

All those who join the Penn & Teller Challenge will be contributing to the amazing fundraising effort led by the famous duo. Penn & Teller will match all monetary funds raised by pledges and donations to AFAN, which resulted in more than $219,000 after the 2011 AIDS Walk Las Vegas.

Friends of Penn & Teller and AFAN, including Caesars Entertainment and Blue Man Group, are also contributing to the effort this year by donating prize items for the AIDS Walk’s various fundraising levels. Details on the fundraising levels and corresponding rewards are as follows:

$1000 or more:

  • Four complimentary Penn & Teller show tickets for a special VIP night*

*VIP Night at the Penn & Teller show will be held at The Rio on one night for all qualifying participants (the date of event is TBD). The night’s events include a backstage meet and greet, private magic lesson and cocktail hour.

  • Voucher for two Blue Man Group premium show tickets and a post-performance private meet and greet, including photo opportunities with Blue Man Group.**

**Vouchers are valid for redemption from April 15 – Sept. 2, 2012

  • Official Penn & Teller Challenge AIDS Walk T-shirt
  • Gift bag courtesy of Blue Man Group
  • Access into the Penn & Teller VIP Tent at the 2012 AIDS Walk Las Vegas
  • The opportunity to accompany Penn & Teller on their walk at the 2012 AIDS Walk Las Vegas
  • Crown
  • AFAN insulated cup

$500 or more:

  • Four complimentary tickets to see Penn & Teller live at The Rio
  • Official Penn & Teller Challenge AIDS Walk T-shirt
  • Access into the Penn & Teller VIP Tent at the 2012 AIDS Walk Las Vegas
  • The opportunity to accompany Penn & Teller on their walk at the 2012 AIDS Walk Las Vegas
  • Crown
  • AFAN insulated cup

$250 or more:

  • Four complimentary tickets to see Penn & Teller live at The Rio
  • Official Penn & Teller Challenge AIDS Walk T-shirt
  • Access into the Penn & Teller VIP Tent at the 2012 AIDS Walk Las Vegas
  • The opportunity to accompany Penn & Teller on their walk at the 2012 AIDS Walk Las Vegas
  • AFAN insulated cup

$50 or more:

  • Official Penn & Teller Challenge AIDS Walk T-shirt
  • Access into the Penn & Teller VIP Tent at the 2012 AIDS Walk Las Vegas
  • The opportunity to accompany Penn & Teller on their walk at the 2012 AIDS Walk Las Vegas

To join the Penn & Teller Challenge, click here. This year participants have the option to sign up under the Penn & Teller Challenge and maintain their team identity, or join the Penn & Tell team as individuals. Registration for the AIDS Walk is free, but a minimum donation of $50 per person is encouraged. Registration with a donation includes the official AIDS Walk Las Vegas T-shirt. The AIDS Walk will be held at UNLV by the Student Union at 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy. To register, please visit www.afanlv.org.

About Penn & Teller
The outrageous duo, Penn & Teller are known for their unique blend of comedy and magic. Their show has been a Broadway hit around the country and now found a permanent home in Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Penn & Teller perform in the Rio’s Penn & Teller Theater nightly at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $95/$85/$75 (plus tax) and are available through the Rio Box Office at (888) 746-7784. For more information, please visit www.pennandteller.com.

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