Findlay sponsors Miracle Flights for Kids

A Western-themed event to benefit Miracle Flight for Kids will take place Friday, Jan. 23, at Findlay Cadillac Saab in the Valley Automall.

Slated from 6-9 p.m. at the dealership situated at Gibson Road and Auto Show Drive, the Big Bar-B-Q Bash will be hosted by prominent television personality John Daly. Entertainment will be provided by Nashville's popular Mason Dixon Band.

A silent auction will include an '09 Cadillac CTS along with an organ from Keith Jorgensen's Music Center, to name a few. Floor entertainment will include a quick draw demonstration and a balloon artist. All monies raised from the event will be given to Miracle Flights for Kids.

Miracle Flights for Kids was founded in Southern Nevada by Las Vegan Ann McGee, who made it her goal to provide life-saving flights to ill children in need of medical aid hundreds of miles from their homes.

"We have so many sick kids," said McGee, who has lived in Las Vegas for 25 years. "There are children who are dying and we need to help them in any way we can. This event is a wonderful way to accomplish just that and we are so appreciative to Findlay Cadillac Saab for hosting the event."

Since its inception, Miracle Flights for Kids has logged more than 29 million miles helping sick children. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1985. Any child needing medical treatment or seeking out a second opinion not available in their own hometown is eligible to apply for a miracle mission.

Local 3-year-old Charlotte Bottha of Henderson, who suffers from short bowel syndrome, was flown to Boston Children's Hospital last year and received a second opinion that saved her young life.

For more information about the event, call Miracle Flights for Kids at 261-0494.

Findlay Cadillac Saab is part of the Findlay Automotive Group of dealerships founded more than 47 years ago by the late Pete Findlay, whose son, Cliff, now spearheads new- and used-car dealerships in Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Idaho. John Saksa is the general manager of Findlay Cadillac Saab.