August 10, 2021 (Newswire.com) –
The Shaquille O’Neal Basis immediately introduced particulars for “The Occasion,” its first-ever fundraising gala introduced by Pepsi Stronger Collectively and scheduled for Oct. 2, 2021, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas. The groundbreaking night will function an all-star lineup from the world of music and comedy, highlighted by performances from Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Think about Dragons and Snoop Dogg—with extra award-winning musical and comedy acts to be introduced within the coming days.
Established by four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, The Shaquille O’Neal Basis’s mission is to create pathways for underserved youth to assist them obtain their full potential. In doing so, they’ve partnered with two organizations near Shaquille’s coronary heart – Boys & Women Golf equipment and Communities in Faculties.
With live performance tickets out there to the general public, the inaugural gala serves as the first fundraiser for The Shaquille O’Neal Basis. The night will even embrace a personal cocktail reception, dinner, and reside public sale adopted by a public efficiency. Desk sponsorships for the personal occasion vary from $10,000 to $75,000, with normal admission live performance tickets starting from $125 to $350. Live performance tickets go on sale immediately at www.AXS.com/ShaqEvent2021.
“I am honored to have so many individuals within the Las Vegas group and past, be part of our efforts to assist underserved youth,” mentioned O’Neal. “We’re proud to create an inclusive occasion, one that everybody could be part of, from the extra approachable live performance ticket choices to the higher-priced desk sponsorships. Collectively, we are able to present alternatives and sources for the children who want them essentially the most.”
The Basis focuses on serving kids in Las Vegas and Atlanta. It just lately introduced the opening of the Shaquille O’Neal Boys & Women Membership of Henry County, situated simply exterior of Atlanta. Final 12 months, the Basis awarded greater than $50,000 in grants to Las Vegas excessive faculties to help athletic applications impacted by the pandemic and is at present partnered with the Metropolis of Las Vegas to refurbish out of doors basketball courts at Doolittle Group Middle. Proceeds from The Occasion will assist comparable initiatives, along with initiatives with Communities in Faculties, Shaquille’s annual Shaq-a-Claus vacation program and extra.
“The Shaquille O’Neal Basis has been an amazing associate to Pepsi Stronger Collectively, as we’ve repeatedly aimed to offer the precise sources to the communities who want it most,” mentioned Derek Lewis, President, South Division, PepsiCo Drinks North America. “We’re thrilled to workforce up as soon as once more for this nice occasion that can convey the group collectively and can assist develop our grassroots initiatives all through the nation.”
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About The Shaquille O’Neal Basis
The Shaquille O’Neal Basis creates pathways for underserved youth, serving to them obtain their full potential. Established in 2019 by the NBA Corridor of Famer, tv sports activities analyst and entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal, the Basis works to instill hope and convey about change in communities, collectively shaping a brighter future for our kids. Whereas primarily partnered with Boys & Women Golf equipment and Communities in Faculties, the Basis will concurrently assist Shaquille’s different charitable endeavors, akin to his annual Shaq-a-Claus vacation occasion and initiatives alongside his company companions. For extra data, go to shaqfoundation.org.
About MGM Grand Backyard Area
The MGM Grand Backyard Area is residence to live shows, championship boxing and premier sporting and particular occasions. The Area affords comfy seating for as many as 16,800 with wonderful sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Distinguished occasions to this point have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson in addition to Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez in addition to Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao; and live shows by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, U2, Girl Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Live performance. The MGM Grand Backyard Area additionally has been residence to annual occasions together with the Academy of Nation Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the Latin GRAMMY Awards, iHeartRadio Music Competition, Pac-12 Males’s Basketball Championship and Frozen Fury NHL pre-season video games hosted by the Los Angeles Kings.
About Pepsi Stronger Collectively
Pepsi Stronger Collectively is a nationwide initiative to empower and interact communities across the nation by offering tailor-made programming and sources that convey folks collectively. It was conceived with the concept now, greater than ever, we should foster a way of connection and belonging, beginning by investing regionally. Launched in Might of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – participating its community of companions within the South to shine a highlight on important front-line staff in a wide range of industries – Pepsi Stronger Collectively was expanded in October of 2020 by partnering with NBA groups and charitable organizations to foster, amongst different issues, group and police relations.
Guiding PepsiCo is our imaginative and prescient to Be the International Chief in Handy Meals and Drinks by Successful with Function. Underneath this imaginative and prescient, Pepsi Stronger Collectively is frequently evolving this system to reply to the cultural second and meet the wants of communities throughout the US. Keep updated at pepsistrongertogether.com, the place guests can have interaction in dialog and be taught in regards to the newest group initiatives and find out how to give again. Observe the dialog on social media at @pepsistrongertogether.
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