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“Pawn Stars” Gives Back to Community with $11,500 Donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children

Pawn Stars including Rick Harrison, Stephanie Maes, Mike Siegel, Donna Millwood, Austin Chumlee Russell
This week, Gold & Silver Pawn Shop employees including Rick Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russel, best known for their roles on History’s Pawn Stars series, presented a donation of $11,500 to members of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children tournament staff at the Las Vegas pawn store on behalf of the network of the 22 hospitals (Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com DeniseTruscello.net)

As fans and customers gathered outside, Russel and Harrison joined fellow employees and members of the tournament staff to take photos and express their support for the hospital’s exceptional medical efforts provided to children with burns, orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.

The staff members of the shop, which has become a tourist hot spot, pledged $1 of every t-shirt sold in the month of September to the Shriners Hospitals for Children for its continued dedication to providing advanced care, innovative research and outstanding 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 Harrison, owner of Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. “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.”

For more information on how to get involved with the Shriners Hospitals for Children and the 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Oct. 1—7, 2012 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, visit www.jtshrinersopen.com

About The 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
The 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the ongoing commitment between Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals for Children as Title Sponsor and Host, along with Celebrity Host Justin Timberlake, creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A variety of well-known golfers will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer. The 2012 tournament is October 1– 7, 2012 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

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