Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation Raises $1.3 Million Dollars for Nine Local Charities at 19th Annual Governor’s Black-Tie Event


The Governor’s Black-Tie Event continues to be the premier fundraising event in the state of Nevada. Hosted by Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation, the 19th Annual Governor’s Black Tie Event kicked off on Thursday, April 11th, and what a blast the three-day celebration was! During this year’s event, headlined by three-time Grammy Award winner Brad Paisley, OCSHCF raised a whopping $1.3 million dollars bringing the total fundraising efforts to over $20 million dollars for local charities.

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The second day of the Governor’s Black Tie event saw newly-elected Governor Steve Sislak and Mr. Goett welcome guests to the black-tie reception dinner at Southern Highlands Golf Club, as well as the start of the two-day golf tournament, with the evening ending in a spectacular fireworks display. The tournament wrapped Saturday afternoon with a million-dollar shot competition and closing awards ceremony.

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Money raised from the weekend will support nine local charities including Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada, Candlelighters, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Children’s Heart Foundation, Assistance League of Las Vegas, Opportunity Village, Andson, Discovery Children’s Museum, and The Folded Flag Foundation.


“We couldn’t be more thrilled about the event and the generosity of our guests,” said Gary Goett, founder of Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation and CEO of Olympia Companies, developer of Skye Canyon and Southern Highlands. “We started this in 2001 with a vision to improve the quality of life for women and children in Southern Nevada. Supporting charities that align with our vision is a priority for us at Olympia, and we work very hard to make sure the Governor’s Black-Tie champions this cause. We are grateful for the work of our charity partners and the support of Governor Sislak and this year’s attendees.”