17° South, the tropical new restaurant inside Tahiti Village on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, is proud to host NHRA racer and perennial fan favorite Terry McMillen for a special meet and greet to benefit SHE 4Life on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Held in the spacious outdoor patio, proceeds from all “Terry McTinis” drinks sold during the event will go directly to breast cancer centers and outreach programs, to make an immediate impact for the breast cancer fighter and their families. SHE 4Life also assists with Free Mammogram programs to assist with early detection in order to increase the cure rate of breast cancer. Featuring a refreshing mix of Island Oasis Ice Cream, Raspberry Island Oasis, Ketel One Orange Vodka, chocolate drizzle and a raspberry garnish, the “Terry McTini” will be available for $7 each.
In addition to the opportunity to meet one of drag racing’s biggest stars, Tahiti Village guests and Las Vegas locals can take an up-close-and-personal look at McMillen’s one-of-a-kind dragster. Painted pink in honor of all breast cancer fighters, McMillen’s dragster will be on display in front of Tahiti Village from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Terry McMillen to 17° South and honored to be working with a wonderful foundation as SHE 4Life,” said Chef Gremo, Executive Chef of 17° South at Tahiti Village. “Tahiti Village guests and Las Vegas locals will not only have a chance to meet one of NHRA’s biggest stars, but to help families in need by purchasing a refreshing ‘Terry McTini.’ We’re proud to have the chance to give back to the Las Vegas community and lend a hand to those in need.”
“NHRA Drag Racing in Las Vegas is something we look forward to twice a year, probably more so than even the fans,” said Terry McMillen. “There’s just two races left in the final stretch of the Countdown to the Championship. It doesn’t get more exciting than this. Having our car displayed for NHRA fans and Tahiti Village guests and then to have a meet and greet at 17° South while benefiting She4Life is certainly one of the highlights of our season. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there.”
Survive, Hope, Empower, is a reflection of the people SHE 4Life helps and those who volunteer. Helping families affected by breast cancer afford the everyday necessities to help them fight the fight is the basis of SHE 4Life. The brand has been developed to make a difference in the lives of those who are battling to become survivors. The goal of SHE 4Life is to work with retailers across the nation to place “SHE4Life” products in their stores to honor all breast cancer fighters and generate dollars for regional breast cancer centers or outreach programs of the retailer’s choice. For more information on SHE 4Life, please visit www.she4life.com.
“SHE 4Life looks forward to October every year, so we can increase awareness of our mission and work with Terry McMillen Racing to help spread the word throughout the NHRA community,” said Jodi Kramer, CEO/Founder of SHE 4Life. “Our goal, with proceeds from this event at 17° South, is to assist The Promise PACC Foundation in establishing a transportation program to help breast cancer fighters travel to and from doctor appointments. Since we’re kicking this program off with Terry McMillen Racing, it seems appropriate that SHE 4Life helps provide Las Vegas breast cancer fighters with the fuel they need for their battle.
Born in Chicago, Terry McMillen is the team owner of Terry McMillen Racing and driver of the AMALIE Motor Oil Instigator Top Fuel Dragster. Racing since the age of 15, Terry’s dream of racing professionally on the NHRA circuit came true in 2010 when he made his full time NHRA Top Fuel debut. Known for his crazy top end interviews and the fan friendly atmosphere outside of his pit, Terry has quickly become a fan favorite. Career highlights for McMillen include first NHRA career round win at Antron Brown – Charlotte in 2009 and a best MPH of 326.71 in Houston in 2013. Terry likes to promote causes he holds near to his heart including, support of breast cancer awareness month in which he helps SHE 4Life. He also supports DRAW, which provides financial support to injured racers.
Located in Tahiti Village, 17° South offers a gorgeous outside deck (complete with televisions so you will not miss your favorite game) along with spectacular views of the immense main pool and lushly landscaped courtyard. 17° South’s new design and décor is welcoming and relaxing and also includes table top gaming and two slot machines if that is more your gaming style. The restaurant/bar seats 80 indoors and another 30 on the outdoor deck.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and the bar is open from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. A daily happy hour for non-Las Vegas residents is available Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the new Open To Close happy hour menu is available during all business hours and offers Las Vegas locals with a valid ID 50% off domestic beers, well drinks, specialty cocktails and select food items. For more information, please visit www.tahitivillage.com.