Recently, Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation hosted its first-ever special celebratory Pancake Breakfast and Pool Party to present nine local charities with proceeds raised at this year's 19th annual Governor's Black-Tie event. Representatives from the local charities including: Andson, Assistance League of Nevada, Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada, Candlelighters, Children's Heart Foundation, Discovery Children's Museum, The Folded Flag Foundation, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and Opportunity Village were invited to bring a delegation from their respective organizations for a fun-filled morning at The Spa at Southern Highlands featuring a delicious breakfast, poolside activities, a swim party, and of course – the checks!
Upon arrival, founder of Olympia Companies SH Charitable and CEO of Olympia Companies, Garry Goett, presented each of the nine charities with oversized checks. Nearly 160 attendees joined together for photo-ops celebrating the successful, philanthropic endeavors to improve the quality of life of women and children in Southern Nevada.
Following the check presentation, attendees enjoyed a hot breakfast served buffet-style on the lawn that included pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausages, potatoes, baked goodies, juices and a live-action omelet station.
Once given the green light that the pool was open, the kids cashed in on their party favors supplied by OCSHCF that included beach balls, bubble wands, sunscreen, water toys and more and made a splash. Properly equipped for maximum fun, it was finally party time! Having set up dozens of yard games on the lawn including a water balloon toss, a grass-painted soccer field, a giant toppling Jenga game, oversized hopscotch (and much more), kids had the choice between swimming, playing games, hamming it up with the props in the photo booth, getting a couple of temporary tattoos, or even opting for a colorful face painting!
It is estimated that over 100 naps were taken later in the day, and although tummies were full, hearts were even fuller as the Pancake Pool Party and Check Presentation ended. With that, we would like to thank each and every one of you who joined us for yet another memorable event.