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LAS VEGAS – Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience are holding a day-long fundraiser with proceeds from all zipline rides benefitting the Professional Drivers Association and the family of slain cab driver Tesfaye Arze. The 30-year-old cabbie was killed while on duty in the early morning hours on March 4, 2011 in an alleged attempted robbery.

“Cab drivers are such a big part of the lifeline of Las Vegas and sometimes they’re faced with dangerous situations and often those situations end with injury or even death, as in this case. We wanted to honor both Tesfaye and support a group that helps drivers and families in similar situations,” said Flightlinez President Rex Owen.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience are committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. Most recently, the team donated $15,000 to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

 To take part, just head down to the east side of the Fremont Street Experience anytime from noon until midnight, on Monday, March 28th.  From noon until 6 p.m. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15, and from 6 p.m. until midnight  rides are $20.  Keep in mind, 100% of all proceeds will be split evenly to benefit the Professional Drivers Association and the family of Tesfaye Arze.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Flightlinez operates the zipline ride attraction located at the Fremont Street Experience and continuously puts forth fundraising efforts to support charities and worthwhile causes in Las Vegas. For more information on Flightlinez, please visit www.fremontstreetflightline.com.

In its continuing effort to help Las Vegas taxi drivers who have been the victims of crime while on duty, the Professional Drivers Association Board has raised more than $144,000 to date and have distributed more than $100,000 to drivers who have been killed or injured by criminal acts. www.pdalasvegas.com

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