The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) held the Fight Against Hate Gala on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Paris Hotel & Casino. This year the ADL honored Lovee and Bob Arum for their continual and lasting support of the ADL’s work in the Las Vegas region.
The ADL Nevada also recognized community partners The John C. Kish foundation, Captain Chris Jones of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) and Ashlee Winkle, a senior at Arbor View High School – who have all been instrumental in building and supporting their own communities through their volunteer work and philanthropy.
Jim Lampley, an American sportscaster, news anchor, movie producer and restaurant owner, joined ADL in honoring the Arums with the Americanism Award. He read a letter personally written from Muhammad Ali to the Arums on behalf of ADL’s honor. The emcee of the evening was world renowned ring announcer, Michael Buffer. George Foreman and his family also attended the event.
Lovee and Bob Arum were presented with the Americanism Award due to their commitment to fighting against hate in Las Vegas, California, and all around the world. Bob, well-known for his role as one of the world’s leading boxing promoters and owner of Top Rank, Inc., welcomes and promotes diversity in all areas of his life. Lovee, known for her extensive work with Keep Memory Alive Foundation, Junior League, American Cancer Society and many other organizations, stands by Bob in all of his endeavors.
It was a wonderful night to be able to recognize the Arums and all they do.
For the first time, ADL Nevada awarded the John C. Kish Foundation with the Community Partners award which honors valuable partnerships that exist between ADL and those that are committed to supporting ADL’s mission of fostering respect, promoting diversity and building bridges in the community.
Another first time award – the SHIELD Award – was given to Captain Chris Jones, LVMPD for his service, honor, integrity, excellence, leadership and dedication toward fighting hate crimes, terrorism and extremism. The last recognition award, but also the first time of its presentation in Las Vegas, was given to Ashlee Winkle. She is a senior at Arbor View High School and has proven to be a role model to her fellow classmates through the model of ADL’s No Place For Hate program.
Jolie Brislin, regional director for ADL Nevada, said, “We are thrilled to be able to recognize these people within on our community for their commitment to the ADL and everything it stands for.”
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913, “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.”
Source: Alana Gross, ADL -Nevada