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 service dogs.
Kenneth Brooks, who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, and Dwayne Rucker, a veteran of Desert Storm with the U.S. Marines, were told Wednesday that the Raiders Foundation will provide the funds to Kline Veterans Fund to help get their service dogs.Both Kenneth Brooks (U.S. Army) and Dwayne Rucker (USMC) 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.
Salute to Veterans Golf Tournament benefiting Kline Veterans Fund:
Veterans Appreciation Day at Las Vegas Ballpark:
Skye Canyon 5K/8K Road Race: Saturday, March 7, 2020
SALUTE to Veterans Golf Tournament: Monday, April 20, 2020
Memorial Day Poppy Drive: Wednesday May 20-Monday, May 25