Ringo Starr, Caesars Entertainment donate to Las Vegas fund

Both parties donate $100k to the Vegas Strong Fund

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino headliner Ringo Starr and wife Barbara Starkey, through their Lotus Foundation, along with Caesars Entertainment’s President and CEO Mark Frissora have each donated $100,000 to the Nevada Resort Association’s Vegas Strong Fund. This is part of Caesars Entertainment’s total contribution of $2 million to support the victims of the Las Vegas tragedy and their families.

Jan Jones Blackhurst who serves as Chairwoman of the Nevada Resort Association was present last week to receive the donations which will go to their Vegas Strong Fund. The fund was launched on October 12th to pool together resources to contribute and distribute additional funds to those impacted by this tragedy and to support community organizations and its brave first responders.

In light of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas on October 1st, Caesars Entertainment, its employees, family of chefs and entertainers have come together to organize $2 million in donations to assist those affected by this terrible event and to help our community heal. Fans can donate online.

On Friday (October 13th), Starr dedicated his opening show at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino to the victims and their families. Starr took the stage with his longest-running All Starr Band, featuring eight shows inside the Planet Hollywood Showroom. The All Starr Band includes Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette, who have been touring together since 2012.

General ticket prices range from $63 to $193, plus taxes and fees, and may be purchased in person at the Planet Hollywood Box Office, by calling (800) 745-3000 or online by visiting ticketmaster.com. All shows begin at 7:30 pm.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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