Las Vegas Market Hosts Gift For Life Benefit at Summer Market

LAS VEGAS, July 13, 2016 — Las Vegas Market announced today that it will host its 6th annual “Up on the Roof” gala charity event benefiting Gift For Life, the sole national charitable organization for the gift, stationery and home décor industries, on Monday, August 1, during the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market, July 31-August 4, 2016. Party-goers will enjoy cocktails, appetizers, dancing, music and access to a spectacular selection of nearly 20 exceptional silent auction prize packages – valued between $200 to $4,850 – including the 50th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, TN, and Nascar Sprint Races across the United States, as well as a variety of Las Vegas-focused prizes, such as hotel stays, dinners and show tickets.

“Las Vegas Market has been a consistent supporter of Gift for Life, and we are delighted to enhance our sixth annual ‘Up on the Roof’ fundraiser with a selection of truly unique and unusual experiential silent auction prizes,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “With 100% of party proceeds benefitting Gift For Life, Las Vegas Market is doing its part to unite the industry against AIDS. As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, we are proud to support the industry’s sole national charity.”

Among the prizes available for silent auction during “Up on the Roof” are travel package prizes to Costa Rica and New Orleans, as well unique experiences such as the 50th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Nascar Sprint Races and an ultimate “Top Gun” adventure will allow one lucky buyer to serve as a fighter pilot for a day in a military aircraft. Las Vegas-focused prizes available through silent auction include multi-night hotel stays at the Cosmopolitan, Golden Nugget, Hilton Grand Vacation, The D, SLS, Stratosphere, TI, Trump and Venetian; dinners at Giada and McCalls Heartland Grill; Happy Hour at High Roller; and tickets to shows including Geordie Brown, Marriage Can Be Murder, Mystere and The Pin-Up Show.

The “Up on the Roof” fundraiser and reception will be held in an awe-inspiring setting—the WorldView Ballroom on the 16th Floor of Building B—showcasing dazzling views of the Las Vegas skyline. From 6 to 8 p.m., party-goers will enjoy cocktails, appetizers, dancing, music and the silent auction. Tickets, which cost $25 each, may be purchased online at, and at specially-designated kiosks onsite during Las Vegas Market. All guests will receive one raffle ticket with each ticket purchase and can buy additional raffle tickets at the auction. All funds raised will benefit Gift for Life.

Las Vegas Market’s 6th Annual “Up on the Roof” silent auction items include:

  • The Ultimate Top Gun Experience: a one-fighter pilot mission experience for one person on the SIAI Marchetti SF260 or the Extra 300L, including briefing on the Rules of Engagement, the physiological effects of G-forces, practice with formation flying, basic maneuvers, five to six dogfights, and debriefing afterwards; a mini DVD that records your entire flying experience from three onboard cockpit cameras.
  • Costa Rica Getaway in Playa Herradura or Playa Hermossa, for six days and six nights at a private villa for up to eight people.
  • A trip for two to the 50th Annual Country Music Awards & Country Music Awards after-party in Nashville, Tennessee for three days and two nights.
  • The Home of Jazz trip to New Orleans, including round trip economy class air; four days/three night’s accommodations at either the St. James Hotel, the Windsor Court Hotel, the Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans, or the Maison Dupuy Hotel; a dinner jazz cruise, including a lavish Creole buffet, a Gray Line New Orleans-Super City Tour and a three-hour class at the New Orleans School of Cooking.
  • A trip for two to an exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Race with premium tickets to your chosen race for three days and two nights with accommodations.
  • Las Vegas themed gift basket from Connections Housing.
  • Two night stay in a terrace studio suite at the Cosmopolitan and two complimentary passes to the Wicked Spoon
  • Giada cookbook and gift certificate for two for dinner at Giada
  • Two night stay at Golden Nugget and two tickets to Gordie Brown show
  • Two night stay in a one bedroom suite at the Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Two night stay and $100 dining credit at the SLS
  • Two night stay at Stratosphere, with Stratosphere Tower admission for two, dinner for two at McCall’s Heartland Grill and two tickets to The Pin-Up Show
  • Two tickets to Marriage Can Be Murder at The D
  • Two night strip stay at TI and two tickets to Mystere
  • Two night stay at Trump
  • Three night stay at the Venetian, with limo transfer from McCarran airport and two $150 Canyon Ranch Spa certificates


Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 3,100+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market runs July 31-August 4. For more information, visit