“Go Knights Go!” the crowd cheered as Kerry Bubolz, President and COO of the Vegas Golden Knights took the stage at the 2018 Community Achievement Awards. Each year the Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada awards an organization or business that has shown dedication to helping grow our community. Sofa King Creative Group was thrilled when we were asked to produce the 2018 award show in partner with the Better Business Bureau, helping honor the Vegas Golden Knights.
The Vegas Golden Knights have taken the NHL by storm in their inaugural season with eight wins in their first nine games, setting a record for an expansion team. Their profound response following the events of October 1 made the Knights strongly tied with the community in Las Vegas. From a team of so-called “misfits” to the Western Conference Champions, the Vegas Golden Knights have brought a new meaning to the term “Vegas Strong.” As Las Vegas’ first major professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights recognize and embrace their duty to strengthen and inspire our community. They chose for proceeds from the event to benefit the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation.
The Foundation serves as the primary charitable link between the NHL’s newest team and the Las Vegas community. The foundation is focused on five priorities – fostering the physical, social and emotional growth of Las Vegas youth, with an emphasis on sports; making a sustainable, positive impact on health and wellness through research, education and prevention; enhancing teaching and learning through K-12 public school programs; securing the future of Las Vegas military, first responders, and their families; and fighting hunger and homelessness by addressing their root causes.
We had over 350 attendees at the luncheon inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The press coverage from the event was amazing. Below are some quotes written about the event. We want to extend a special thank you to our sponsor Boyd Gaming, our keynote speaker, Kerry Bubolz, the hosts of our event, Chris Maathuis, Big D, and Mark Shunock, the Vegas Golden Knights, and all the businesses which donated items to the silent auction.
Again, thank you all very much for being apart of the 2018 Community Achievement Awards and we look forward to seeing you all next year!
“FINALLY ONE MORE NOTE FROM THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS, THEY WERE HONORED FOR THEIR COMMUNITY WORK AT TODAY’S BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU’S AWARDS LUNCHEON. THE COUNTY ALSO PRESENTED THE KNIGHTS WITH A PROCLAMATION. FORMER GOVERNOR AND SENATOR RICHARD BRYAN SPOKE AT THE EVENT, AND SAYS IT’S CRAZY WHAT’S HAPPENED IN THIS CITY WITH MAJOR SPORTS NOW HERE. ” -8 News Now at 11 PM
“MEANWHILE THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS WERE HONORED FOR THEIR COMMUNITY WORK AT THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU’S AWARDS LUNCHEON. THE COUNTY PRESENTED THE KNIGHTS WITH A PROCLAMATION. FORMER GOVERNOR AND SENATOR RICHARD BRYAN ALSO SPOKE AT THE EVENT, AND SAY IT’ CRAZY WHAT’S HAPPENED IN THIS CITY WITH MAJOR SPORTS NOW HERE.”- 8 News Now at 6 PM
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