CORE—a nonprofit granting support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-alternating circumstances—will be the official charity of the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, happening March 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The NFL Alumni Association (NFLAA) will be joining CORE to participate in the largest gathering of bar, nightlife and beverage professionals in the world.

Kicking off festivities, CORE will be sharing a video of one of their families on Tuesday, March 27 at 9:45 a.m. On Wednesday, March 28, CORE Executive Director Lauren LaViola will be leading an educational session with CORE partner Partender and former NFL player Barrett Brooks titled, “Do good. Look good. Feel good. Why giving back is always on trend!” Two of CORE’s Las Vegas-based families will be there to share their stories and experience with attendees following the session.

Stationed at booth #200 on the Nightclub & Bar Show expo floor, CORE and the NFLAA will interact with guests and host a “Putt with the Pros” contest, where participants can donate $10 to the organizations in exchange for the chance to putt against NFL alumni, Barrett Brooks and Victor B. Cohen. The winning participants will be entered to win a grand prize. In addition to Brooks and Cohen, former NFL players in attendance will include NCB Show keynote speaker Ron Jaworski, Reggie Kelly, Vince Young and Gary Brackett. There will also be a silent auction featuring autographed sports memorabilia along with other surprise items. All the proceeds from the putting contest and the silent auction will benefit both CORE and the NFLAA.

“We are so grateful to Nightclub & Bar Show for making us their charity of choice for the third consecutive year,” LaViola says. “Partners like them and the NFLAA have a big place in our hearts and allow us the opportunity to share about CORE and help even more families in the industry that we love. We’re looking forward to an exciting and successful 2018 event.”

Additional Nightclub & Bar Show events will include a Welcome Kickoff Party, expert lectures, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitors, nightlife activities, networking and more.

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