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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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