Memorial Day Car Parade at Skye Canyon

There were old cars, new cars, sports cars, and family cars, each decorated in red, white, and blue for the second annual Memorial Day Patriotic Car Parade. Nearly 50 vehicles and hundreds of families were on hand to celebrate and honor those who died while serving in the US military.

Under beautiful and sunny skies, Skye Canyon residents gathered at Skye Canyon Park to safely spend time together outdoors while showing off their patriotic and community pride. A $5 donation secured a spot in the neighborhood parade. All vehicle parade registration fees were donated to Kline Veterans Fund so they can continue their impactful work providing financial assistance and other support to homeless, at-risk, and indigent veterans and their families in Southern Nevada.

The day began with the UNLV Air Force ROTC Honor Guard presenting the colors and then a rousing rendition of the national anthem was performed by Paul Shortino from the bands Rough Cutt and Quiet Riot.

The parade was led by a 40-foot themed float featuring representatives from Kline Veterans Fund including their honorary mascot dog, Cooper. One by one the vehicles slowly made their way on a three-mile route throughout the Skye Canyon neighborhoods while families assembled outside to wave and cheer as they drove past. Participants in the parade received a special commemorative Skye Canyon event pin to add to their growing collection.

Following the parade,  families spent time at Skye Canyon Park and enjoyed music, food trucks, giveaways and more.

Mondays Dark raises $10,000 for veterans in 90 minutes 

On Monday, March 15, Mondays Dark featured HEROES: The Sounds of Marvel & DC Comics to benefit Kline Veterans Fund. The 90 minute show was live streamed to over 4,000 viewers and included favorite superhero movie soundtrack hits from some of Las Vegas' most popular singers. In addition to entertainment, there was a silent auction and together they raised $10,000 to support homeless and at risk veterans here in our community.
Mondays Dark is a twice monthly variety show hosted by Mark Shunock raising money for local charities one show at a time.
Photo credit: Alex Vasquez/Ocyris Photography

Skye Canyon Fitfest raises over $3000 for Veterans

With fitness, health and safety in mind, Skye Canyon’s Fit Fest 2021 was an exciting day as 150 residents ranging from novices to trailblazers to those just seeking a stroll with family, pets and friends enjoyed a day of racing and socially distanced, fitness-focused fun at Skye Canyon Park.

Even better, through Skye Serves – the community’s philanthropic outreach program – 100% of proceeds from race registration totaling more than $3,000 was raised and will directly benefit the Kline Veterans Fund, a charitable organization providing financial assistance and other support to homeless, at-risk and indigent veterans and their families in Southern Nevada.

Part of Skye Canyon’s ongoing Thrive@Skye program and planned in accordance with current safety directives, the crisp and beautiful day began with the presentation of the colors by UNLV Air Force ROTC, Detachment 004 Honor Guard followed by star of the longest running musical theatre comedy show in Las Vegas history, “Menopause the Musical,” Vita Corimbi Drew, sang the national anthem.

2020 Salute to Veterans Golf Tournament

Skye Canyon 5K/8K/Run Run & Fit Fest

9/11 Tribute to Veterans and First Responders

On Wednesday 9/11, 5,100 fans gathered at Cashman Field for the Kline Veterans Fund Tribute to Veterans and First Responders during the Las Vegas Lights FC soccer match. The UNLV Rebel Battalion honor guard presented colors while EMMY award winning actress and vocalist Vita Corimbi Drew sang our national anthem. Jeremy Sonenschein, a former FDNY firefighter/paramedic was honored as the game's pink scarf recipient. Veterans, first responders, and medical personnel were honored by the crowd during a halftime ceremony.

"It was heartwarming to see so much of the Las Vegas community come together in reverence for 9/11 to honor the thousands of lives lost and to pay tribute to our veterans and first responders who heed the call to protect and defend us every day. We are so appreciative of our community partners UFC and the Lights organization for their commitment to helping homeless veterans in Southern Nevada."  Stephanie Helms, Executive Director

"It's always fulfilling to put on an event honoring our heroes. It's even greater when you have great partners and a real cause to benefit. Working with Kline Veterans Fund to put on our Tribute to Veterans and First Responders on September 11th this year was an amazing experience. We were able to unite the community for a great cause and honor countless heroes in the process." Bobby Long, Las Vegas Lights FC

Kline Fund partnered with the Raiders Foundation to provide service dogs to deserving vets

On Wednesday, June 26 the Raiders Foundation took Kline Fund board members and two local veterans on a tour of the new stadium where two veterans with surprised with the news that they would receive a scholarship for service dog training.

Two local veterans were told Wednesday that the Raiders Foundation will provide the funds to Kline Veterans Fund to help get their service dogs.Both veterans had been on the waitlist for more than a year.

Supporting veterans and active military members is part of the Raiders Foundation's mission and we thank them for their life-changing support. Local non profit Michael's Angel Paws will provide the training.

Inaugural Salute Golf Tournament benefiting Kline Veterans Fund:

Veterans Appreciation Day at Las Vegas Ballpark:

On Sunday, May 5th Kline Veterans Fund presented Veterans Appreciation Day at the new Las Vegas Ballpark. Veterans, active duty military, spouses and families were recognized throughout the day. Opening ceremonies included a presentation of colors by the UNLV ROTC Army Color Guard and a ceremonial first pitch thrown out by Kline Fund Executive Director Stephanie Helms.  Board members from Kline Fund and Caesars Salute group were on hand to greet attendees. Hundreds of Veterans were asked to stand and be honored during the seventh inning stretch during which, Paul Shortino, star of Raiding the Rock Vault at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, serenaded the crowd of 9,236 with God Bless America. Vicky Brabant, whose son is an active duty Marine stationed in Okinawa, Japan, was the lucky winner of the Aviators swag basket raffled off during the game. This event was presented in partnership with Caesars Salute and sponsored by America First Credit Union.