Event honorees, Jeri and Rick Crawford, will receive the 2018 Great Friend to Kids Award

Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available for Purchase

TWEET IT: Get your Rockstar #RedCarpet attire ready for the @DiscoveryLV 2018 Magic of DISCOVERY Gala at Caesars Palace, Saturday, Sept. 29! For sponsorship and ticket info, visit

LAS VEGAS – Aug. 30, 2018 – DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is inviting guests to don their best Rockstar Red Carpet attire for the 2018 Magic of DISCOVERY Gala on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Caesars Palace. The fundraising event will include a cocktail reception, formal dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now.

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum will present event honorees, Jeri and Rick Crawford, with the 2018 Great Friend to Kids Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions towards strengthening education and improving the lives of children throughout Las Vegas. 

Jeri Crawford is president and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and has served on the organization’s Board since 2005. Crawford has bolstered the organization’s presence through expanding initiatives focused on Youth enrichment and community engagement. Under her guidance, the Youth Concert Series has grown its free concerts and music education to serve over 23,000 Clark County School District students per year. Crawford also serves as the vice president on the Executive Committee for the Kennedy Center’s National Symphony Orchestra, in addition to holding a position on the board of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras.

Rick Crawford is the founder of Green Valley Grocery, Midjit Market, Inc., Crawford Coin and Crawford Oil, Inc. Green Valley Grocery currently employs approximately 480 people in 58 stores throughout Clark, Nye and Lincoln counties. In addition to his business endeavors, Crawford is involved in numerous charitable and civic organizations and serves as a board member for Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVEGA), Three Square, St. Rose Health Foundation and the Advisory Board at UNLV. 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Magic of DISCOVERY Gala and include:

  • Platinum Sponsor: $25,000
    • Includes front row VIP seating for 10, premium wine and liquor package, print, digital and spoken recognition at the Gala and a full-page ad in the event program.
  • Gold Sponsor: $10,000
    • Includes VIP seating for 10, print and digital recognition at the Gala and a full-page ad in the event program.
  • Rose Gold Sponsor: $7,500
    • Includes seating for 10 in a preferred location, print and digital recognition at the Gala and half-page ad in event program. 
  • Silver Sponsor: $5,000
    • Includes seating for 10, print and digital recognition at the Gala and option to purchase a discounted full-page ad ($500) in event program.

Individual tickets are also available for purchase from $500 to $2,500 each. For more information, or to purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit or contact

About DISCOVERY Children’s MuseumConsidered Nevada’s most popular museum, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum at the Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center has seen more than one million visitors since opening its doors in March 2013 as a private, nonprofit educational institution. Las Vegas’ only children’s museum addresses its core educational areas of science and nature, art and culture and early childhood development with 26,000 square feet of interactive hands-on exhibits. The 3-story museum is complete with nine interactive exhibition galleries featuring traveling exhibitions, daily programs, demonstrations and activities and collaborative cultural programming for all occasions.

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