ECF To Provide Scholarship Dollars
Dec. 13, 2007
LAS VEGAS - The Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas has teamed up with the UNLV men's basketball program for a new scholarship donation program, the athletics department announced Thursday.
The Epicurean Charitable Foundation will make a $1,000 per game scholarship contribution to the UNLV men's basketball program in the name of the Runnin' Rebel student-athlete who best exemplifies the competitive spirit and determination in giving UNLV its best chance for victory. The donations will assist the men's basketball program with scholarships and academic assistance support.
"The Epicurean Charitable Foundation and Rino Armeni do a terrific job in their efforts to provide scholarship assistance for college students," said Lon Kruger, UNLV men's basketball head coach. "We appreciate their partnership in contributing to our scholarship program through the Student-Athlete of the Game program."
Founded in 2001, the Epicurean Charitable Foundation utilizes the collective resources of local food and beverage executives to create educational opportunities and quality relationships throughout the community.
"We are very proud of supporting a winning program such as UNLV's, not only for its athletic achievements, but also for its dedication to the education of student-athletes," said Rino Armeni, founder of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. "In addition, it is our privilege to work with a man of integrity and great leadership such as Lon Kruger."
About the Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas ... Founded in May 2001, the Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas was created as a forum for Las Vegas food and beverage executives to share ideas and knowledge to foster a stronger and more unified hospitality industry in Las Vegas. Comprised of more than 40 of Las Vegas' top food & beverage executives, the Foundation's members have dedicated their time and resources to the goal of aligning the hospitality industry with the community through support of the local education system, related organizations, charities and associations. The Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas can be reached at 702-932-5098 or via their website at www.ECFLV.org.