Friday, March 18, 2016

Indoor Skydiving Celebrates 35 Years & Raises $5K For Three Square Food Bank


Vegas Indoor Skydiving celebrated its 35th anniversary in Las Vegas, and the 35th anniversary of indoor skydiving in America as a whole, with Tunnel Jam 2016, its inaugural flight competition in benefit of Three Square Food Bank. The competition, which featured two divisions, 11 competitors and more than $5,000 in prizes, helped raise more than 1,136 pounds of food, which equates to 947 meals for families in need.

“Tunnel Jam 2016 was a success on so many levels and we can't thank everyone enough for being involved with us on this,” said Dave McMahan, Business Development at Vegas Indoor Skydiving. “We look forward to hosting Tunnel Jam 2017 and feeding even more hungry families across the Las Vegas valley, while putting on one of the most unique competitions this town has ever seen!”

Featuring a guest judge panel of Chris Kael, bassist from Las Vegas’ own heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch and former Vegas Indoor Skydiving flight instructor, BMX pro and reality television star Ricardo Laguna, legendary flight instructor Ray Kubiak and original Vegas Indoor Skydiving instructor Jimmy Redman, winners included Rob Grills (Best Routine - Pro Division), Levi Bunnell (Best Trick - Pro Division) and Zack Russell (Best Routine - Amateur Division).

Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 38 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 31 million meals – per year to a network of more than 1,300 community partners.  Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks.

For additional information visit www.threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit Facebook - www.facebook.com/LasVegasIndoorSkydiving/?fref=ts and follow them on Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).

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