LAS VEGAS Project 150, a local nonprofit that provides homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students with basic necessities, has appointed Chet Buchanan to its Board of Directors.
Buchanan is the host and creator of 98.5 KLUC’s long-running “Chet Buchanan Show.” Many Las Vegans know him from his work as the gameday host at UNLV basketball and football games, and as the “Voice of NASCAR” for Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He also hosts events for the Las Vegas Bowl, serves as public address announcer for the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA and hosts innumerable charity, corporate and civic events.
A supporter of several local charities, he is perhaps best known for his annual toy drive, where he lives and broadcasts on top of a 30-foot scaffolding for 12 straight days. He has now volunteered his time and talents to this annual toy drive for more than eight months of his life. The 2020 toy drive went “drive-through only” and still smashed records, filling another 42 53-foot semi-trailers with toys. At least 6,533 bicycles were collected, along with $516,170 in cash and gift card donations, bringing the 22-year total of toys, bikes and gift cards collected to an estimated value of nearly $40 million.
“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary serving students throughout Southern Nevada, Project 150 is so pleased to welcome Chet as our newest board member,” said Kelli Kristo, Project 150 executive director. “He’s a dedicated community leader and we’re excited to channel his talent, energy and expertise into furthering our mission.”
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 5,900 registered and non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in more than 61 schools in Southern 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. For more information, visit www.project150.org.