Photo credit: Daniel Clark/LVSportsBiz.com

Foley’s Folded Flag Foundation Raising Money at Golden Knights Games One Raffle at a Time

By ALAN SNEL

 

Golden Knights owner Bill Foley’s portfolio includes an impressive array of properties, ranging from California wineries to Montana-based restaurant brands to his flagship property title insurance empire, Fidelity National Financial..

 

But below this corporate radar is Foley’s charity, the non-profit Folded Flag Foundation that raised $27,000 during the Golden Knights’ first two pre-season games thanks to the 51/49 raffles sold to fans in T-Mobile Arena, said Megan Galli, who works for the Golden Knights Foundation.

 

Folded Flag Foundation staffers talk with visitors at Sunday’s Golden Knights game. Photo credit: Daniel Clark/LVSportsBiz.com

 

“Bill started it 10 years ago. We’ve raised money through the 51/49 raffle,” said Galli, who was at a Folded Flag Foundation table at Sunday’s Golden Knights game on the main concourse.

 

 

Photo credit: Daniel Clark/LVSportsBiz.com

 

The Folded Flag Foundation raises money to create scholarships and education grants for the spouses and children of Americans in the U.S. military and government agencies killed in war.

 

Photo credit: Daniel Clark/LVSportsBiz.com

 

Foley’s Black Knights Financial Services underwrites the administrative costs for the Folded Flag Foundation. Foley is a 1967 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. For more information, call 844-204-2856 or log onto www.foldedflagorganization.org  The email is info@FoldedFlagFoundation.org.

 

Workers sell for 51/49 raffles for Golden Knights’ non-profit arm. Photo credit: Daniel Clark/LVSportsBiz.com

 

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The pre-season is over for the Golden Knights and they played their first three games at home this past week before inaugurating their regular-season home opener Oct 10.

 

Vegas Golden Knights are poised to start their regular season in Dallas Friday. Photo credit: Daniel Clark/LVSportsBiz.com

 

LVSportsBiz.com pays close attention to the non-action entertainment offerings and lists these top three – The Dancing Guy who works his section by stripping off shirts and dances up a storm to stir the crowd (he’s a super-fan mercenary who entertains fans in arenas around the country) ; The Celebrity Impersonator feature on the center Jumbotron where a fan’s appearance is compared to a celebrity’s look; and the Dance Cam, where fans are encouraged to dance their moves for the in-house cameras.

 

A suggestion for the Golden Knights is to increase the size of the font of a player’s penalty time on the center Jumbotron. It’s hard to read the time numbers.

 

LVSportsBiz.com photographer Daniel Clark documented the Golden Knights’ final pre-season game at T-Mobile Arena. Enjoy his work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact LVSportsBiz.com founder/writer Alan Snel at asnel@LVSportsBiz.com

Alan Snel

Alan Snel brings decades of sports-business reporting experience to LVSportsBiz.com. Snel covered the business side of sports for the South Florida (Fort Lauderdale) Sun-Sentinel, the Tampa Tribune and Las Vegas Review-Journal. As a city hall beat reporter, Snel also covered stadium deals in Denver and Seattle. In 2000, Snel launched a sport-business website for FoxSports.com called FoxSportsBiz.com. After reporting sports-business for the RJ, Snel wrote hard-hitting stories on the Raiders stadium for the Desert Companion magazine in Las Vegas and The Nevada Independent. Snel is also one of the top bicycle advocates in the country.

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