Las Vegas – On Thursday, Oct. 8, Insomniac donated $105,000 raised through Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas 2015 ticket sales to three local nonprofit organizations, honoring the company’s commitment to giving back to the communities where their festivals are produced. This year’s recipients include the Injured Police Officers Fund, Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund and HELP of Southern Nevada’s Shannon West Homeless Youth Center.
Leaders from the three charitable groups came together at Downtown Container Park where Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac, presented each with a donation of $35,000. The Container Park stage was decorated with beautiful electric daisies and the crowd was full of smiling faces. Injured Police Officers Fund’s Eric Solano and Sergeant Alan Davidson of Nevada Highway Patrol, Dr. Dale Carrison of the University Of Nevada School Of Emergency Medicine and Terrie D’Antonio of HELP of Southern Nevada accepted the gift on behalf of their organizations.
This spring, Insomniac, in partnership with eBay Giving Works, held the first ever “EDC Week Charity Auction” during Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas. During the 10-day online auction, festival fans bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences, raising approximately $70,000 for Culture Shock Las Vegas, a nonprofit dedicated to steering youth away from substance abuse, violence and hatred through performance art and dance. In recognition of the funds raised by the auction, 35 Culture Shock Las Vegas dancers performed a special dance routine and presented Rotella with original artwork created by the students.
The Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF) reduces the financial burden suffered by police officers and their families in the event of a line of duty injury or death. IPOF assists thousands of officers in Nevada by providing monetary assistance to them and their families.
The Emergency Medicine Resident Fund is an established gift fund used to support resident research activities within the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine Foundation’s Emergency Medicine Department. The physicians that planned and directed the care for Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas are local physicians that are involved in teaching and training emergency medicine residents for the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine.
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 97 employees and serves more than 103,000 unduplicated clients each year. The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals. Programs available include Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Emergency Resources Services, Framing Hope Warehouse, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance and Homeless Outreach.
Since 2011, Insomniac has donated $380,000 to local and regional organizations following EDC Las Vegas including Clark County School District’s School-Community Partnership Program, Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Speedway Children’s Charity – Las Vegas Chapter, Rock the Vote and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.
The 19th annual EDC Las Vegas brought together a sold-out crowd of more than 400,000 people from around the world to experience three incredible nights under the Electric Sky, June 19 – 21, 2015. Throughout the three-day festival, Insomniac transformed the 1,000-acre Las Vegas Motor Speedway into a fully immersive neon-lit playground, where Headliners danced from dusk to dawn to the music of 200 of the world’s top dance music artists across eight newly designed stages. Festival goers explored more than 20 immersive art installations, witnessed 72 wedding ceremonies, dined on local and organic food truck fare, and made new friends while riding full-sized carnival rides. Fans unable to make it to Las Vegas witnessed the magic of the three-night festival through the Yahoo live stream, reaching millions of viewers around the world.
Tickets for Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas 2016 are now on sale. The festival will return June 17-19. For the most updated details regarding EDC Las Vegas and to purchase tickets, head toLasVegas.ElectricDaisyCarnival.com.