Las Vegas – (December 10, 2012). Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada hosted its annual Bike and Board Bonanza at the Element by Westin Las Vegas Hotel on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Gerry Shear, Board Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, greeted 58 Little Brothers and Sisters who received a new bicycle or skateboard along with a helmet and backpack from Santa Claus.

“Their smiles say it all,” said Molly Latham, Chief Executive Officer. “We are so very fortunate to be able to give so many special gifts to our ‘Littles’ this year. Our generous sponsors and supporters really make the difference.”

While waiting for Santa to arrive, youth, with their Big Brothers and Sisters and their parents enjoyed complimentary lunch and made thank you holiday cards for each event supporter.

The holiday event was sponsored by Credit One Bank, Element by Westin Las Vegas, GENCO ATC Product Lifecycle Logistics and IGT.

The event was supported by Al & Lauren Barbarich, American Family Insurance, Copper Mountain Solar, Elan Office Systems, Ernst & Young, National Security Technologies, NStec, Pelican-Case Sales of Nevada, Penske, Paul Rheinberger, Southwest Gas and United Coin. Photos were generously provided by Joan Fuller Photography.

Since 1973, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada has provided youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The agency currently supports more than 400 matches throughout the Las Vegas valley. For more information, please visit

For further info, please contact Molly Latham, CEO at or 702.731.2227.