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The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod Announces “SkyJump for a Cure” Charitable Event

February 23, 2022

LAS VEGAS – Feb. 23, 2022 – The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod will host its first ever “SkyJump for a Cure” charitable event, partnering with Students of the Year in order to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 12.
Throughout the day of the event, all proceeds from The STRAT’s SkyJump will be donated directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help reach an end goal of $50,000.
“It’s an honor to take part in this incredible and special event with Students of the Year,” said Stephen Thayer, vice president and general manager of The STRAT. “We are thrilled to support this cause and are looking forward to seeing a great number of participants join us.”
SkyJump, The STRAT’s heart-pounding, open-air leap from 829 feet above the Las Vegas Valley, holds a Guinness World Record as the highest commercial decelerator descent facility. The controlled descent reaches speeds of over 40 miles per hour.
Through Students of the Year, high school students take on innovative campaigns during a seven-week competition to raise money for cures and access to treatment for blood cancer. The “SkyJump for a Cure” campaign is led by 17-year-old student, Kailee Olliges.
“I hold this cause near and dear to my heart,” said Olliges. “It’s my mission to help create a world without blood cancer. After all, everyone wins when cancer loses.”
To take part in “SkyJump for a Cure,” tickets may be purchased online, on-site or by calling 702-380-4517.
Free parking and valet are always available at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod.

About The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full reinvention of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the newly remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino. The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360-degree rotating dining room on the 106th floor; the Observation Deck, which offers SkyJump Powered by MTN DEW, 108 Eats and 108 Drinks, located on the 108th floor; and thrill rides, located at the top of the tower, including: Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream. The STRAT’s main floor has introduced PT’s Wings & Sports, View Lounge and STRAT Café, each offering chef-driven cuisine; the William Hill Sports Book; and REMIX Lounge. The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, WET24, located on the rooftop of the 24th floor, open seasonally; and the Elation Pool, with three oversized spas and poolside café. A variety of shows and entertainment include “Banachek’s Mind Games Live,” a mentalist act; Xavier Mortimer: The Dream Maker, an illusionist show; iLuminate, a multi-sensory blend of dance and technology; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcases up-and-coming stand-up comics. Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, True Rewards, is now available at The STRAT and 140+ other locations. Free valet and self-parking are available anytime for all guests. More information is available at or by calling 702-380-7777. The STRAT is on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – casino operations and distributed gaming. Golden Entertainment operates over 16,000 slots, 120 table games, and 6,200 hotel rooms. Golden Entertainment owns ten casino resorts – nine in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at over 1,000 locations and owns over 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. Golden Entertainment is also licensed in Illinois and Pennsylvania to operate video gaming terminals. For more information, visit
Media Contacts:
Lauren Cahlan/Lauren Addante
(702) 283-1414
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Tim Evans of The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod  
(702) 383-4782
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