Local Middle School Students Spend the Night to Benefit the Josh Stevens Foundation
LAS VEGAS – The Josh Stevens Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps children recognize heartfelt kind acts and inspire them to be more kind, today announced the fourth annual KINDSOMNIA event. The event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25 and will conclude by 7 a.m. the following morning.
2,200 students from 59 Southern Nevada middle schools will attend this annual community-wide event. KINDSOMNIA is made possible by the Foundation’s partnership with Central Christian Church and has steadily increased in attendance over the past three years. The purpose of this event is to provide sixth, seventh and eighth graders with an opportunity to build friendships and breed an atmosphere of kindness.
The 13-hour fun-fest kicks off with a kindness rally hosted by the Josh Stevens Foundation and led by Drew Stevens, founder of the Josh Stevens Foundation. Students will be transported by coach buses to all locations and supervised not only by more than 320 adult and parent volunteers.
A new addition this year, all parents are invited to attend the Kindness Rally kicking off the KINDSOMNIA event in the Central auditorium from 7:30 to 9pm. Students will then be transported via 42 buses to four locations, spending approximately 60 to 90 minutes at each stop. Locations will include Skyzone, The Adventuredome, Battleblast Laser Tag, XTreme Paintball and Big League Dream’s Sports Arena.
“We are honored to be a part of Kindsomnia yet again this year,” said Drew Stevens, Founder of the Josh Stevens Foundation. “Seeing our community come together to provide a night full of fun for the students, to make a commitment to Kindness and to honor my son Josh’s legacy means so much to our family and the Josh Stevens Foundation.”
The price of admission is $59 and includes all transportation, a t-shirt, bracelet and admission to all three activities. Food is not included in the price; parents should have children bring money for food and drinks. Children participating are encouraged to bring anything they may need to stay overnight, including medication, an extra pair of clean socks and close-toed shoes due to the planned activities. This event has sold out, and tickets are no longer available.
ABOUT THE JOSH STEVENS FOUNDATION
Founded in 2008, the mission of the Josh Stevens is to celebrate a child’s genuine heartfelt Kind act and to inspire people to be more Kind, more often. One month before Josh’s 13th birthday, he lost his life in a tragic accident in September 2008.Josh is remembered by not only his friends and family but the entire community as an exceptionally Kind boy. He left a legacy of Kindness that lives on today through the work of the Foundation. Be Kind… like Josh School Programming is implemented annually in over 350 elementary, middle and high schools in 11 states across the country. In addition to supporting the implementation of Kindness programming, the Foundation works with other nonprofit organizations to fulfill their missions through financial support. For more information on Josh’s legacy and the Josh Stevens Foundation visit www.JoshStevensFoundation.org or JOSH STEVENS FOUNDATION on FACEBOOK.