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Thursday, December 18, 2014
News Release

Contact: Samantha Charles 
Phone: (702) 455-7414 
Email: SYC@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Thursday, February 07, 2013 
Gala to Benefit Foster Care Children and Services 

WHAT:            2nd Annual Open Your Heart Gala

WHEN:            Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6 -8 p.m.  

WHERE:         Palace Station Hotel Casino, 2411 W. Sahara Ave.  

EVENT:          

    An evening of dining, entertainment and fund-raising raffles will highlight the  annual Open Your Heart Gala to benefit the Fostering Southern Nevada association (FSONV).  The gala’s honorees will include Wells Fargo bank and a foster child who will be awarded the first-ever Game Changer Scholarship.  The Game Changer Scholarship provides foster care children with the opportunity to participate in potentially life-changing activities, such as summer camps and college tours.  This is the second year the Clark County Department of Family Services, FSONV and The Adoption Exchange has sponsored such a fundraising event.                          

    “Fostering Southern Nevada is a champion for the hundreds of families who open their hearts and their homes to the children in out-of-home placement in Clark County,” said Department of Family Services Director Lisa Ruiz-Lee.                          

    Event tickets can be purchased online at http://fsonv.com/open-your-heart-gala or by sending an email to fosteringsonv@gmail.com.  Businesses wanting to provide extra support are encouraged to consider corporate sponsorship, available from $800 to $5,000.                          

    For more information, please contact Audrey Rosenstein at (702) 266-5042.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 40 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.