LVMPD Foundation launches Good Ticket program in partnership with Caesars Entertainment and SilverSummit Healthplan
Las Vegas – Tonight, the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel located at The LINQ Promenade, turned blue in support of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation’s “Go True Blue” campaign launch. The Foundation also launched its Good Ticket program, designed in collaboration with local Girl Scout Sydney Ramenofsky, which provides recognition to LVMPD officers and Las Vegas Valley civilians for good deeds performed around the valley. The first Good Tickets, sponsored by Caesars Entertainment, were issued to nine LVMPD officers at The LINQ Promenade and included staycations at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts and complimentary rides on the High Roller. SilverSummit Healthplan is also generously sponsoring the program.
“Go True Blue is a way to recognize and support the officers who, day-in and day-out, work hard to keep our community safe. It’s a vehicle for the members of this great community to show their support for LVMPD and the strong partnership that exists between the public and Metro,” said Tom Kovach, executive director of the LVMPD Foundation. “The Good Ticket takes that support one step further by allowing citizens to give a Good Ticket to officers for every day ‘good deeds’ that sometimes go unrecognized and by giving officers the opportunity to hand out Good Tickets to civilians for doing something good and not just only when they’ve done something wrong.”
The Good Ticket was initially proposed by Sydney Ramenofsky, a member of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. The program provides citizens the opportunity to nominate an LVMPD officer for a Good Ticket when they see them doing a good deed, as well as allows officers to give Good Tickets to civilians seen doing something positive in the community.
“SilverSummit Healthplan is an advocate of helping others and giving back to the community. This is why the Good Ticket program is important to us as we team up to help Metro police officers recognize citizens doing good deeds,” said SilverSummit Healthplan President and CEO Garrett Leaf. “Our law enforcement officers work diligently to keep our community safe. This program will allow them to also experience some positive aspects of their jobs by seeing the good in people and rewarding them for it.”
In addition to the High Roller observation wheel, other landmarks around the Las Vegas Valley will also turn blue in support of LVMPD. The campaign is part of an effort to encourage further support from the community for LVMPD through the LVMPD Foundation. The LVMPD Foundation raises funds to support and supplement LVMPD programs and initiatives including advanced officer training, updated equipment and more.
To nominate an officer for a Good Ticket, please visit lvmpdfoundation.org. For more information on Go True Blue, The Good Ticket and the LVMPD Foundation or to make a donation, visit lvmpdfoundation.org or find LVMPD Foundation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
About Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation was established in 1999 as the non-profit arm for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to support LVMPD programs that make southern Nevada a safer place to live, work and visit. Donations are directed to initiatives including updated equipment for the Department, advanced officer training, support for the families of fallen officers, higher education scholarships for children of officers and Every 15 Minutes, a program which aims to reduce traffic fatalities by educating new teen drivers on the safest ways to travel the roads. To donate or for more information visit lvmpdfoundation.org. The LVMPD Foundation is a 501(c)3. Federal Tax ID number 88-0429730.
About SilverSummit Healthplan
SilverSummit Healthplan is a managed care plan that provides health insurance to the people of Nevada. Established in 2017, SilverSummit exists to improve the health of its members through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. SilverSummit is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise. For more information, visit www.silversummithealthplan.com.