Las Vegas, Nev. (March 20, 2016)–Las Vegas is known as being world class for many things, and near the top of the list are the many amazing dining options in the city that glitters. Las Vegas is known for 5-star restaurants and internationally-known nightclubs, and now several of the top executives who operate these legendary spots are holding the inaugural Epicurean Charitable Foundation (ECF) Las Vegas Golf Classic presented by House of Blues at Arnold Palmer’s Red Rock Country Club on May 9. For all information or to register for this VIP event, click to the official Epicurean Charitable Foundation website. It’s time to Swing for Scholarships. –Brian Hurlburt.

Proceeds from the golf tournament will support ECF’s primary charitable endeavor of awarding annual scholarship awards to deserving high school students seeking careers in the hospitality and food and beverage industries. The Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas is comprised of 25 of Las Vegas’ top food and beverage and hospitality executives.

“The inaugural golf tournament provides a fun and social way for the Las Vegas community to get to know our students and board of directors,” said ECF Executive Director Melissa Arias. “Supporting ECF students is a great investment in our community. All of our students are currently enrolled in UNLV and have the intention of becoming leaders in Las Vegas’ primary industry: hospitality. The vast majority of our students find employment in the state after graduating.”

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The event will be held at the Red Rock Country Club’s private Mountain Course. It will be a social day of golf featuring a putting contest at 7:15 am and an 8 am shotgun start. It is a scramble format with a requirement of two drives from each player in the group. There will be contests on the course. Complimentary beverages will be available throughout the round followed by a BBQ lunch, raffle, and awards presentations in the clubhouse following play.  Player packages are priced at $250 for individual golfers and $1000 for teams of four. Participants may sign up to golf individually, as a team or through a sponsorship package.  Shotgun start at 8 am following a 7:15 am putting contest.

“I am honored and excited to help organize the golf tournament,” said Natalie Brown, VIP Services and Group Sales Manager at House of Blues Las Vegas. “The funds raised are so important to support the educational programs of ECF: to provide one-on-one mentoring opportunities, business and leadership development, job and internship placement, and to ensure college access through scholarship.”

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