Friday, July 15, 2011

Wayne Newton to Accept Donation to the USO Las Vegas

* * * MEDIA ALERT * * *

Wayne Newton to Accept Donation to the USO Las Vegas
at IPCPR Tradeshow at Sands Expo

WHAT: Wayne Newton will be on hand to accept a $20,000 donation to the USO Las Vegas from General Cigar Company on behalf of the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR).

The donation supports the “$1k a Day” campaign created to help fund the USO Las Vegas facility in McCarran Airport.

General Cigar and the IPCPR are making the donation as a way of giving back to the City of Las Vegas, which will host the 79th Annual IPCPR Trade Show from July 18-21, 2011. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the USO and its mission to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families.

WHERE: Sands Expo Booth 412 at Exhibit Halls B and C.

WHEN: Monday, July 18 at 2:00 PM

WHO: Interviews and photo ops are available with Wayne Newton, as well as representatives of the USO, General Cigar and IPCPR.

CONTACT: Doug Bradford, USO Las Vegas (702) 513-1362

PARKING: Please use The Venetian self-parking garage

MEDIA ACCCESS: Kindly RSVP to Sidra Kain, Denny Weddle & Associates, (702) 810-6253; Contact The Venetian | The Palazzo Las Vegas Public Relations Dept. at (702) 414-0338 for on-property access

About General Cigar
General Cigar Co. Inc., a division of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, manufactures and markets handcrafted cigars for the premium market. Committed to delivering cigars of the finest quality, General Cigar’s skilled artisans produce Macanudo®, Cohiba®, La Gloria Cubana®, Punch®, CAO, Partagas®, Hoyo de Monterrey®, Excalibur® and several other leading premium brands in the company’s Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan factories. In addition, the company cultivates proprietary tobacco which is used exclusively in its blends. General Cigar also operates Club Macanudo®, a cigar bar in New York City. Based in Richmond, VA, General Cigar sells through tobacconists nationwide and also exports select products to 62 countries. For more information, please visit

With more than 2,000 members throughout the U.S. and 31 foreign countries, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association is the leading non-profit industry organization representing retailers, manufacturers and distributors of hand-made cigars, pipes and accessories.  Stores displaying the IPCPR logo are recognized as premier purveyors of premium tobacco products. Members of IPCPR have access to IPCPR market research, trade shows, services, publications, and participation in community, constitutional and legislative action programs.

About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and other corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners: American Airlines, AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission and to learn more about the USO, please visit

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