"Pawn Stars" Gold & Silver Pawn Shop Gives Back to Community with $11,500 Donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children

Rick Harrison, Austin "Chumlee" Russel and fellow Gold & Silver Pawn Shop employees present representatives from the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a donation of $11,500 on behalf of Shriners Hospitals
Rick Harrison, Austin "Chumlee" Russel and fellow Gold & Silver Pawn Shop employees present representatives from the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a donation of $11,500 on behalf of Shriners Hospitals
  • Rick Harrison, Austin "Chumlee" Russel and fellow Gold & Silver Pawn Shop employees present representatives from the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a donation of $11,500 on behalf of Shriners Hospitals
    Rick Harrison, Austin "Chumlee" Russel and fellow Gold & Silver Pawn Shop employees present representatives from the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a donation of $11,500 on behalf of Shriners Hospitals
    Rick Harrison, Austin "Chumlee" Russel and fellow Gold & Silver Pawn Shop employees present representatives from the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a donation of $11,500 on behalf of Shriners Hospitals
    Rick Harrison, Austin "Chumlee" Russel and fellow Gold & Silver Pawn Shop employees present representatives from the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a donation of $11,500 on behalf of Shriners Hospitals

 Tweet it: Pawn Stars’ Gold & Silver Pawn Shop (@pawnstars) presented @jtshrinersopen staff with $11,500 on behalf of @shrinershosp on 11/8

 Yesterday afternoon, Gold & Silver Pawn Shop employees including Rick Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell, best known for their roles on History’s “Pawn Stars” series, presented a donation of $11,500 to members of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children tournament staff at the Las Vegas pawn store on behalf of the network of the 22 hospitals.

 As fans and customers gathered outside, Russell and Harrison joined fellow employees and members of the tournament staff to take photos and express their support for the hospital’s exceptional medical efforts provided to children with burns, orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.

 The staff members of the shop, which has become a tourist hot spot, pledged $1 of every t-shirt sold in the month of September to the Shriners Hospitals for Children for its continued dedication to providing advanced care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for children regardless of their ability to pay.

 “We strongly support the mission of the Shriners Hospitals for Children, and it is an honor to have the opportunity to give back to an organization that serves numerous children and their families across Southern Nevada,” said Rick Harrison, owner of Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. “We were thrilled with the commitment displayed by the community and loyal customers who purchased t-shirts throughout September to assist in our contribution to the hospitals.”

 For more information on how to get involved with the Shriners Hospitals for Children and the 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Oct. 1—7, 2012 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, visit www.jtshrinersopen.com

 Photo courtesy of Denise Truscello/WireImage.com.

 About The 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:

The 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the ongoing commitment between Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children® to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas.  The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals for Children® as Title Sponsor and Host, along with Celebrity Host Justin Timberlake, creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike.  A variety of well-known golfers will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer.  The 2012 tournament is October 1– 7, 2012 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

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 About Shriners Hospitals for Children®:
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

 Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of donors.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 About the PGA TOUR:

The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to expand the PGA TOUR so as to substantially increase player financial benefits while maintaining our commitment to charity and integrity to the game.

 In 2012, the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour collectively consist of more than 100 events staged in 34 states and in 12 countries outside of the U.S.

 In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities.  In fact, the PGA TOUR and its tournaments have given more than $1.5 billion in overall charitable contributions.  The PGA TOUR's Web site address is www.pgatour.com and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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