Saturday, November 3, 2007

Outstanding Young Men

Paths Cross
Las Vegas thrives on its image. City of Sin. Anything goes. A place you'd want to visit but not live. But that's just the hype. That's the marketing plan. And when you think of "What Happens in Vegas..." think of this: Las Vegas has always been a family town. iIn the early 1800s it was the Indians who lived along grassy meadows. Few people realize that an Indian reservation sits just a few blocks from Downtown Glitter Gulch. In the mid 1800s came the Mormons whose influence in the city's government and civic organizations is still very evident. The "Mormon Fort" still stands near the reservation. In 1905 a group of businessmen auctioned 110acres and the town was born. Las Vegas has been home for a growing population ever since.
One young man, a son of native Nevadans was Jeremy Duncombe Butler. He attended the Las Vegas Academy, completed his graduation requirements by the end of his junior year and spent his senior year as a foreign exchange student. Another native son is Andre Agassi, the tennis phenom whose community involvement includes the Andre Agassi College Prepatory Academy which provides a superb education for many at-risk children. So how are the two locals connected?
Jeremy lost his life in an auto accident. He loved golf and coveted his experience as an exchange student. A fundraiser has been set up as the Jeremy Dunncombe Butler Golf Classic. This is the second year of the Classic. The goal is to raise $ 100,000 to support students who study at the Andre Agassi Academy with scholarships that will provide for overseas foreign exchange programs. This is Jeremy's legacy. You can be a part of it.
For additional information email and to register to play in the tournement go to
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