The Batali Foundation announced the opening of a new Books for Kids library in Las Vegas at the Acelero Spring Valley Learning Center. This is the eleventh Books for Kids library that the Mario Batali Foundation has funded, and their third in the state of Nevada.
The Acelero Spring Valley Learning Center serves 325 children, from the ages of one month to five years old, year-round; 65.6% of the children at the Spring Valley site live below the poverty line.
The opening ceremony included a ribbon cutting for the library, a book reading by Mario of Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham, remarks from the Mario Batali Foundation; Books for Kids; and Acelero Spring Valley Learning Center; and a special thank you from the children.
On Sunday October 16th, the Mario Batali Foundation and Mario Batali honored Chef José Andrés. This intimate evening (limited to 180 guests) of exquisite food, wine, cocktails, and music was held in the Private Restaurant at Del Posto Ristorante. Attendees enjoyed special performances by co-host Jim Gaffigan, Mike Mills of REM and a musical performance by Chris Stills.