Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation (OCSHCF) kicked off its 19th Annual Governor’s Black-Tie Event recently (April 11 – 13) at Southern Highlands Golf Club and M Resort Spa & Casino. Headlined by three-time Grammy Award winner Brad Paisley, OCSHCF raised $1.3 million dollars during the annual event. With this year’s fundraising effort, the OCSHCF has now raised more than 20 million dollars for local charities.
Money raised from the weekend will support nine local charities including Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada, Candlelighters, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Children’s Heart Foundation, Assistance League of Las Vegas, Opportunity Village, Andson, Discovery Children’s Museum, and The Folded Flag Foundation.
Since 2001, Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation, (formerly Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation,) founded by Garry Goett and Guy Inzalaco has led the charge to improve the quality of life for women and children in Southern Nevada by donating monies from its various fundraising events and numerous philanthropic endeavors.
Supported by the Governor of Nevada since its inception, the Governor’s Black-Tie continues to be the premier fundraising event in the state of Nevada. The three-day gala kicked off Thursday with the Governor’s Grand Bash highlighted by a patriotic tribute from Las Vegas local Daniel Emmett and a private concert from country music icon Brad Paisley at the M Resort Spa & Casino.
Friday saw newly-elected Governor Steve Sisolak and Mr. Goett welcome guests to the black-tie reception dinner at Southern Highlands Golf Club, as well as the start of the two-day golf tournament, which wrapped Saturday afternoon with a million-dollar shot competition and closing awards ceremony.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled about the event and the generosity of our guests,” said Garry Goett, founder of Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation and CEO of Olympia Companies, developer of Skye Canyon and Southern Highlands. “We started this in 2001 with a vision to improve the quality of life for women and children in Southern Nevada. Supporting charities that align with our vision is a priority for us at Olympia, and we work very hard to make sure the Governor’s Black-Tie champions this cause. We are grateful for the work of our charity partners and the support of Governor Sisolak and this year’s attendees.”
For more information about Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation, visit www.OlympiaCompaniesFoundation.org