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Las Vegas, NV · May 18, 2018
Earlier today, Credit One Bank, in conjunction with the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, presented checks totaling more than $37,000 to Family Promise of Las Vegas and The Shade Tree as part of an ongoing commitment to give back to the community.
The check presentations took place in front of the “Go Knights Go!” building wrap prominently displayed on the Credit One Bank Headquarters which can be seen from Buffalo and I-215 south. Credit One Bank employees were suited up in their Golden Knights gear to celebrate the historic season and share their excitement going into next week’s Stanley Cup Finals. Special guests to the presentation and mini pep rally included Chance, mascot for Vegas Golden Knights, and Bark-Andre Furry, four-legged Vegas Golden Knights Fan.
“The buzz in this city surrounding the Knights is incredible and our employees at Credit One Bank feel it as well,” said Amy Chasey, assistant vice president of public relations at Credit One Bank. “We want our employees to be proud to work for a company who supports the community in so many ways, through our partnership with the Vegas Golden Knights, as well as our philanthropic efforts with local charities.”
Half of the funds donated to Family Promise of Las Vegas and The Shade Tree, both local nonprofits dedicated to providing housing and emergency services to families, women, and children, were raised at silent auctions during two Vegas Golden Knights games. The other half of the donation was matched by Credit One Bank.
The Golden Knights Foundation serves as the team’s main charitable beneficiary and raises money through various fundraisers and in-game efforts to provide a positive philanthropic impact on the greater Las Vegas community and beyond. Acknowledging the important role our team plays in strengthening Las Vegas communities, the Foundation is focused on delivering maximum community impact by building effective programs and partnerships. Our players, coaches and staff enthusiastically lead the way in supporting community development efforts and setting the example for our loyal fans. The ultimate objective with our support efforts is to inspire our fan base to become agents of growth and change throughout Las Vegas. For more information visit our website at https://www.nhl.com/goldenknights/community/vgkfoundation.
Family Promise of Las Vegas proudly celebrates our 22nd year of serving homeless children and their parents across our valley achieve their goals of getting back to work and returning to their own home. Organized as a 501 c3 nonprofit in 1996 we have built a network of interfaith congregations to provide shelter to families and community wide partnerships with corporations, agencies and foundations to support our housing programs. We are the only shelter agency in our region that can serve intact families…Dad, Mom and Children with no separation in overnight shelter. Learn more about our work at www.fplv.org.
Since 1989, The Shade Tree has been Southern Nevada’s only 24-hour accessible emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of homelessness, human trafficking, domestic violence and/or abuse. On average, The Shade Tree provides assistance to nearly 15 new families each day offering over 5,000 women and children 100,000 nights of shelter and over 165,000 meals annually. The Shade Tree facility offers its residents’ areas such as sleeping rooms, libraries, training rooms, children's playrooms, meals, laundry services and access to the Stallman Touro Medical Clinic. Additionally, it provides programs and services such as life skills, workforce readiness, and housing assistance with the goal of promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance. To learn more, follow The Shade Tree on Facebook @ShadeTreeofLasVegas and Twitter & Instagram @ShadeTreeVegas or visit www.TheShadeTree.org.
Credit One Bank is one of the fastest-growing credit card issuers in the U.S. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Las Vegas, Credit One Bank offers a full spectrum of credit card products including cash back and points-based cards as well as jumbo CDs. Credit One Bank is also the Official Credit Card of the Las Vegas Raiders, NASCAR, WWE, the Vegas Golden Knights, and Best Friends Animal Society. Learn more at CreditOneBank.com, on our Newsroom, or on social media (@CreditOneBank) on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.