Hospitality groups stage ball

Oct 22, 2002 6:21 AM

The Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association, Nevada Restaurant Association and Nevada Hospitality Foundation announce the fifth annual statewide scholarship and school-to-career fundraising event, the Nevada Hospitality Scholarship Ball on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Mardi Gras Ballroom at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

   The event will kick off with a reception for leaders in the industry, educators and government officials. Invited dignitaries include: Michael Bartlett, Senior Vice President of the national Hospitality Business Alliance, Jack McLaughlin, State Superintendent of Education; leaders from both the National Restaurant Association and American Hotel & Lodging Association; state elected officials including Lt. Governor Lorraine Hunt and hospitality industry leaders.

   The Scholarship Ball will award more than 30 scholarships and honor Nevada’s “Educator of The Year,” Claudine Williams, Chairman of the Board, Harrah’s Las Vegas. Tickets are priced at $125 per person or $1200 for a table of ten, and can be purchased by calling the Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association at (702) 878-9272 or the Nevada Restaurant Association at 878-2313. Proceeds from this event will support continuing education and scholarship opportunities for hospitality students attending Nevada high schools and colleges.

   The Nevada Restaurant Association is the industry advocate for the state of Nevada and an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, which promotes a pro-restaurant agenda on critical restaurant issues like the minimum wage, food safety, and IRS tip audits. Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to represent, educate and promote a rapidly growing industry that is comprised of 858,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing 11.3 million people.