December 6, 2022



Left: JoLae Brandt-Shapiro, choreographer/dancer, Reckless In Vegas; center: Michael Shapiro, leader, Reckless In Vegas; right: Agnes Roux, dancer, Reckless In Vegas.
(Photo credit: Jerry Metellus)


Program Connects Southern Nevada Businesses with Local Charities

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LAS VEGAS (December 2022) Reckless In Vegas, the high-energy alt-rock band where Vintage Vegas Meets Rock ‘n’ Roll now performing at SAHARA Las Vegas, is partnering with local businesses to help raise funds for deserving non-profits through Ante Up. The group’s founder, Michael Shapiro, created this collaborative community give-back program to connect Southern Nevada businesses with local charities. This month, the Ante Up program announces the NV Energy Foundation as its December partner. To raise funds for HELP of Southern Nevada, the NV Energy Foundation will donate $10,000 directly to the non-profit. 

With a commitment to connecting with local communities, the NV Energy Foundation partakes in various philanthropic efforts, including civic leadership, financial contributions and volunteerism. The NV Energy Foundation is dedicated to making communities in Nevada better places to live and work, which in turn makes them better places to do business.

As this month’s recipient charity, HELP of Southern Nevada assists families and individuals attain self-sufficiency through direct services, training and referral to community resources. Since 1970, the organization has continued to provide direct services to low and moderate income individuals, including emergency shelter, transitional housing, job readiness training, resume building, life skills development, substance abuse treatment, transportation assistance, diapers/wipes/formula, Thanksgiving meals, toys for the winter holiday and installation of energy saving measures.

“Thanks to the generosity of NV Energy Foundation, we are able to help thousands of individuals served by HELP of Southern Nevada,” said Shapiro. “With a growing need for community resources in Las Vegas, we are thrilled Reckless In Vegas’ Ante Up Collective was able to bring these two extraordinary organizations together.” 

For more information or to learn how to become an Ante Up sponsor, interested businesses should contact Reckless In Vegas at or (702) 508-6382.

Reckless In Vegas, the high-energy alt-rock band where Vintage Vegas Meets Rock ‘n’ Roll, offers exhilarating original renditions of beloved classics by the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley and more. The power trio comprised of Michael Shapiro (band founder, lead vocals, guitar), Jack E. Roth (drums) and Chris Nichols (bass, vocals), brings high-energy performances to its residency inside the SAHARA Las Vegas Theatre. Whether audiences remember the swinging Vegas lounge era days or were born much later, Reckless In Vegas brings something for everyone. Video montages, dialogue, humor, modern hard-rocking grooves and tender moments of balladry combine to create a truly original take on this classic genre. For more information on Reckless In Vegas or its residency at SAHARA Las Vegas, visit or follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,613 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, AZILO Ultra Pool, two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, Infinity – a premium gaming lounge, The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; famed Philadelphia sports bar Chickie’s & Pete’s; The Noodle Den from renowned Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin; CASBAR Lounge; Uno Más; Prendi; The Tangier; Zeffer’s and James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Balla. SAHARA Las Vegas is also proud to serve as home to MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing Tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, which gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit and stay connected on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Jevaughn Williams/Erika Pope
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