Donations from event will benefit the Green Beret Foundation



LAS VEGAS – September 2, 2014 – Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, along with Green Beret (United States Army Special Forces) Foundation and Benefits eXchange Alliance, will honor the fallen heroes of 9/11 with a special tribute screening of the critically acclaimed film, The Hornet’s Nest. The event will take place on Thursday, September 11 and will include a cocktail reception with silent auction inside of Westgate’s Tempo Lounge from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A presentation and introductions will occur inside of the Westgate Theater at 7 p.m.  The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. and a question and answer segment will immediately follow the screening conducted by the film’s Director/Producer, David Salzberg.
 
The Hornet’s Nest is an inspirational, never-been-seen picture of the everyday sacrifices and tribulations that our troops encounter every day in battle. The film follows Peabody and Emmy Award-winning ABC News Journalist Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos Boettcher as they enter the front lines in Afghanistan amid the constant threat of the Taliban. Armed with only their cameras, the film is a real life documentary of survival for the soldiers as well as the father and son team who seek to re-connect under the most harrowing of circumstances. This 97-minute film is rated R for mature audiences and contains adult language.
 
“Westgate Resorts has a long tradition of supporting our nation’s military veterans,” said David Siegel, Founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts. “As a veteran myself, we are proud to support our nation’s heroes and their families and bring this exclusive Nevada premiere screening of The Hornet’s Nest to Las Vegas in remembrance of 9/11 and those we have lost. We honor these brave and selfless men and women for fighting for our freedom.”
 
In the past three years, Westgate Resorts has donated more than 4,500 three-day, two-night vacations to military personnel involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, or the War on Terror.
 
Tickets to this event are free and available at the Westgate Las Vegas box office. Donations are suggested and will benefit the Green Beret Foundation, a non-profit that provides unconventional resources for our Army Special Forces wounded, ill, injured and transitioning warriors.
 
For more information or to schedule an interview with David Salzberg, Director/Producer of The Hornet’s Nest or Scott Neil, Director of Strategic Development at Green Beret Foundation, please contact Preferred Public Relations at 702-254-5704.

 

 


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The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®. The Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Mexican specialties and fabulous margaritas at Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world and more.  The property boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by “Raiding the Rock Vault” in the main theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners, comedy and production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.  For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.westgatelasvegasresort.com.  
 
ABOUT WESTGATE RESORTS
One of the largest privately owned timeshare companies in the world, Westgate Resorts features luxury resorts in premier travel destinations such as Orlando, Florida; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Branson, Missouri; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Mesa, Arizona; and Tunica, Mississippi. Founded in 1980 by David A. Siegel, Westgate Resorts develops and operates uniquely themed destination resorts that include luxurious accommodations, destination health spas, water parks, restaurants and retail shopping outlets. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit www.westgateresorts.com.