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Gold & Silver Pawn employees, including Rick Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell of the hit History Channel series “Pawn Stars,” presented an $11,500 donation Monday to Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children tournament staff at their Las Vegas pawnshop on behalf of the network of 22 hospitals.
As fans and customers gathered outside, Rick and Chumlee joined fellow employees and tournament staff members -- including Stephanie Maes, Mike Siegel and Donna Millwood -- to take photographs and express their support for the hospital’s medical efforts provided to children with burns, orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries and facial defects.
Employees of Gold & Silver Pawn, which has become a tourist hotspot with lines forming before the store's opening every morning and is open 24 hours, pledged $1 of every T-shirt sold in September to Shriners Hospitals for Children for its continued dedication to providing advanced care, research and 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, owner of Gold & Silver Pawn. “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.”
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