LAS VEGAS – Las Vegan James Holzhauer, who secured his 22nd win last Friday on “Jeopardy!” and now has the second-longest winning streak in the history of the popular game show, shared some of his winnings with a good local cause by donating $10,000 to Project 150.
“Adolescence is hard enough when you are safe, warm and dry. The fact that we have homeless teenagers in our community hits us right in the heart,” James and wife Melissa Holzhauer said when announcing the donation. “We need to help them, advocate for them and fight for their futures.”
The donation will be used to supply food and basic necessities that Project 150 distributes to thousands of homeless and disadvantaged teens in Southern Nevada.
“This generous donation from James and his wife Melissa will continue our mission of supporting homeless youth who are finding academic success and graduating from high school,” said Kelli Kristo, Project 150 executive director. “We are very thankful for the Holzhauer family’s support.”
For more information about Project 150 or to make a donation, visit www.project150.org or call (702) 721-7150. Follow Project 150 on Facebook and Twitter.
About Project 150
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 5,000 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in more than 75 schools in Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college scholarships, workforce readiness, and other needs so they can continue school and be successful in life.