Monday, September 04, 2006

Why I Love My Old Hometown: Fund-Raising Vegas Style

From the Associated Press...

"The Clark County School District kicked off the first day of school Wednesday with scant resources. But it got a major donation from the scantily clad.

The same day the nation's fifth largest school district began the year with some 400 teaching vacancies, the nonprofit corporation that supports it, the Public Education Foundation, accepted a $2,500 donation from a strip club, Scores Las Vegas.

'Thank you for your donation of $2,500, received on August 30, 2006,' said a letter from foundation president Judi Steele to Scores' marketing director, Shai Cohen. 'Thank you again for your willingness to support our community and invest in our children ... our future.'

Scores raised the funds at an Aug. 23 back-to-school event called "Detention" that featured strippers dressed as teachers, schoolgirls and librarians.

'It's back to school time and you know what that means. Detention for everyone who has been bad!" one advertisement read.'"

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