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THIRST DATE: Walk for Water raises awareness of global water issues — and $120k — at eighth annual Springs Preserve event

More than a thousand walkers, plus volunteers and one mayor gathered in the local desert Sept. 21 to raise awareness of worldwide water issues.

“Who ordered the perfect day?” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman asked the cheerful crowd about to embark on a three-mile trek in the mild morning sunshine at Springs Preserve.

One Drop, an international foundation created in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté and dedicated to providing access to safe water in the world’s most vulnerable communities, hosts the annual Walk for Water.

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GUNS ‘N’ HOSES: Police and firefighters produce hits and runs for multiple charities at Las Vegas Ballpark

Representatives of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue took the field Aug. 25 in the annual “Guns ’n’ Hoses” charity game. It was the first time Las Vegas Ballpark, new home of the Las Vegas Aviators, has hosted the game, which had been played at Cashman Field since the early 1990s. The greatest pregame ovation was for the Fire team’s honorary manager, Vegas Golden Knight Deryk Engelland, who threw one of the ceremonial first pitches. 

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Raiders players bowl Strikes for Kids at Red Rock fund-raiser

The Strikes for Kids fund-raiser aimed to raise money to provide 350 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.