Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour Book Drive Raises Over 3,500 Books to Donate to Four At-Risk Elementary Schools During Nevada Reading Week 2016
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Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour Book Drive Raises Over 3,500 Books to Donate
to Four At-Risk Elementary Schools During Nevada Reading Week 2016
Every student received a book of their own courtesy of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour Book Drive and The Public Education Foundation
Las Vegas, NV – March 10, 2016 – Harrah’s Las Vegas Headliner and Comedy-Magician Mac King made a special visit to four local at-risk elementary schools as part of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2016. King held assemblies at each school, reading short stories to the students, performing tricks from his show and discussing the importance of reading. During his scheduled visits, King hand-delivered books collected from book drives held throughout the month of February at Savers of Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Egg Works, The Egg & I, The Las Vegas Museum of Natural History and Darling Tennis Center. Book donations were distributed to the students that attend the local elementary schools selected by The Public Education Foundation.
“To everyone who supported the Mac King Magical Literacy Tour 2016, I’d like to give a mighty big thanks,” said King. “With the community’s support this year, we put more than 3,500 books straight into the hands of kids in at-risk schools in Las Vegas during Nevada Reading Week. I greatly enjoyed sharing my love of reading with my new pals and their enthusiasm was priceless. I look forward to continuing my Magical Literacy Tour in 2017 and want to encourage students all across the valley to Read More Books!”
Mac King has been a long-time supporter of childhood literacy. For years, King has visited Las Vegas elementary schools to highlight the importance of literacy to students. In 2011, King launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy program to encourage reading for Las Vegas school children. Since then, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour has collected more than 25,000 books for local elementary school students.
Stops on Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – Cyril Wengert Elementary School
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – Sunrise Acres Elementary School
Thursday, March 3, 2016 – Gene Ward Elementary School
Friday, March 4, 2016 – West Prep Elementary School
Photo #1 – Mac King reading an excerpt from Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar to the students at Sunrise Acres Elementary School during Nevada Reading Week on March 2, 2016. Each student at the school received their very own book to take home courtesy of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour.
Photo #2 – Mac King getting the students at Gene Ward Elementary excited about reading during Nevada Reading Week on March 3, 2016. Each student at the school received their very own book to take home courtesy of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour.
About Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour:
Comedy-Magician Mac King has been a life-long advocate for childhood literacy and since settling down in Las Vegas, has made it his mission to promote literacy in Southern Nevada.
For years King has visited local elementary schools, spreading the importance of literacy to local students. In 2011 King decided to take his philanthropic efforts to the next level and launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy initiative to foster the love of reading and rally community organizations to raise books for Las Vegas school children.
The tour kicked off during Nevada Reading Week 2011 and since then has collected more than 15,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including: Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, YMCA of Southern Nevada, Winder Farms, Sky Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Egg Works, and Las Vegas 51’s Baseball Team.
About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation works to bring about transformational change in teaching, learning and education leadership. For more information about the Foundation, go to thepef.org. “Like” us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ThePublicEducationFoundation. “Follow” us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ThePEFOutLoud.
About Mac King:
Now in his 16th year of headlining afternoons at Harrah’s Las Vegas, comedy-magician Mac King captivates audiences as he casts out a fishing line over their heads and catches live goldfish out of mid-air, performs amazing sleight-of-hand, makes his head completely disappear in a paper bag, and renders himself invisible, all while remaining unbelievably funny. Because of his quick wit and extensive audience interaction, no two shows are alike.
Sought after worldwide, King has made television appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and all five of NBC’s “The World’s Greatest Magic” TV specials. King is consistently praised by fellow magicians. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, called King “The best comedy magician in Vegas. He’ll fool you with his fantastically original tricks…” His numerous accolades include “Best Las Vegas Show” in the 2012 About.com Reader’s Choice Awards. Las Vegas Review-Journal named his show the “Best Bargain Show” for 10 straight years (2003-2013), “Best Family Attraction” in 2012, and “Favorite Male Las Vegan” in 2008. In 2011, he was deemed “Best Strip Headliner” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s “Best Of” Awards. King also has been voted as Magic Magazine’s “Funniest Act in Magic,” the World Magic Awards’ “Best Comedy Magician” and the Magic Castle’s “Magician of the Year.”
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