Rhodes Homes is making wishes come true as the presenting sponsor of Feb. 2 Run For A Wish charity event. It will be held downtown and start at 9 a.m. Registraton is 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. An estimated 2,000 participants are expected to run and walk in support of the Make-A- Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada.
“We are thrilled to have Rhodes Homes are our presenting sponsor again this year,” said Kendall Tenney, the event’s organizer. “They have taken this event to the next level and their support is invaluable in making wishes come true for children in Southern Nevada who are dealing with life-threatening conditions.”
Proceeds raised from the Run For A Wish event will be used to fulfill wishes of children who are battling life-threatening illnesses. It is the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada’s largest annual fundraiser.
Glynda Rhodes, Rhodes Homes’ vice president of interior and architectural design, leads the company’s giving efforts and said she especially enjoys working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“The Make-A-Wish Foundation is one of the most inspiring organizations I have worked with over the years,” said the Las Vegan native, who is also owner and president of ID Interior Design. “They have made it their mission to give children with life-threatening illnesses a beacon of hope by granting them their ultimate wish. Whether it is a trip to Disneyland or being a princess for a day, this organization gives hope to thousands of children who truly need it.”
“Glynda fell in love with these children a few years ago when Rhodes Homes made a wish come true for a child who wanted to go to New York and her design firm, ID Interior Design, did a room makeover. She has been a tireless supporter of Make-A-Wish ever since,” Tenney said. “She has an infectious energy that lights up anything she touches. The Run for a Wish is no exception.
To participate in the seventh annual Run For A Wish, visit runforawish.kintera.org/2008 and register online. For more information, call 212-9474.
Rhodes Homes has built more than 6,000 homes in the Las Vegas Valley during the past two decades and is currently developing 16 neighborhoods throughout the city. Two of Rhodes Homes’ largest developments are the Tuscany Residential Village and the Rhodes Ranch master-planned communities.
Tuscany Residential Village’s 35,000-square-foot recreation center, La Vita Tuscana, includes a lap pool, lagoon pool, hot tubs, a workout facility, aerobics room, indoor and outdoor basketball, racquetball, tennis, arts and crafts rooms, billiards, conference rooms, park areas and jungle gyms for children.
Residents of Rhodes Ranch have access to the 35,000-square-foot R Club recreation center. The community’s Fun Zone Water Park opened this year and includes slides, lap pools, spas and cabanas in addition to play areas and tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.
To visit Tuscany Residential Village, take Lake Mead Drive past Boulder Highway to Mohawk Drive and turn left. Follow the signs to the clubhouse.
To visit Rhodes Ranch, take Interstate 215, the Las Vegas Beltway, to Durango Drive, and then go south to Rhodes Ranch Parkway.
Sales offices are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week. For more information on each community, visit rhodeshomes.com.