October 11, 2011
Letter from Dallas Haun
Earlier this month the Nevada community scored a big win at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. As the hometown boy, Kevin Na, won his first PGA tour title, fans, local Shriners, and sponsors formed a winning combination to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children® and 70 not-for-profit organizations serving children and families in the Las Vegas community. Nevada State Bank was proud to be among the sponsors.
The Shriners Hospitals for Children provide advanced care in orthopedics, the treatment of burns, and other specialties, regardless of patients’ ability to pay. From the first hospital established in Louisiana in 1922, this healthcare network has grown to 22 hospitals nationwide. As I learned at the tournament, local Shriners at the Zelzah Shrine temple on West Mesquite Avenue in Las Vegas organize a quarterly outreach clinic here. At the clinic held in September, doctors from the Shriners Hospital for Children-Los Angeles saw more than 80 children at facilities on Galleria Drive in Henderson donated by Healthcare Partners of Nevada. In addition, the Zelzah Shriners arrange for follow-up visits via teleconferencing, and volunteers drive patients and their families to Shriners Hospitals for Children in California and Utah.
As I watched the Shriners—easy to spot in their signature red fezzes—walking around the grounds of TPC Summerlin, their presence was a reminder of just how much good we can do when we join together. Especially during this economically challenging time, when so many need help, remembering the power of a strong community is important.
President and CEO
Nevada State Bank
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