The Hornets Nest Screening at Westgate Las Vegas Resort

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is hosting a free special tribute screening of the critically acclaimed film, The Hornets Nest.

The Hornets Nest
The Hornets Nest

The film is an inspirational, never-been-seen picture of the everyday sacrifices and tribulations that our troops encounter every day in battle.

The Hornets Nest will feature a cocktail reception and silent auction from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. inside of Westgate’s Tempo Lounge followed by a presentation and introductions hosted by Willie Gault, former NFL player from the Super Bowl XX Championship Chicago Bears team and Los Angeles Raiders, and Julie McCullough, former Growing Pains actress and Playboy magazine Playmate, inside of the Westgate Theater. Paul Shortino, former frontman of the bands Rough Cutt and Quiet Riot and current lead vocalist for the Raiding the Rock Vault show at Westgate, will sing the National Anthem. There will be a live auction for two tickets to the 2015 Super Bowl and a special performance from Lee Greenwood, best known for the song “God Bless the USA”. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. The event will also include a red carpet. See below for a partial list of celebrity appearances (subject to change):

Leon Spinks, former boxer who defeated Muhammad Ali, Jade Kelsall, former Miss Nevada USA 2012, Ana Braga, Brazilian Playboy model, J.B. Bernstein, creator of The Million Dollar Arm contest in India, and players from the Las Vegas Legends of the Major Arena Soccer League.

Tickets to The Hornets Nest screening are free and available at the Westgate Las Vegas box office. Donations are suggested and will benefit the Green Beret Foundation, a non-profit that provides unconventional resources for our Army Special Forces wounded, ill, injured and transitioning warriors.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
5:00 PM: Cocktail reception and silent auction at Tempo Lounge
7:00 PM: Presentation and introductions at Westgate Theater
7:30 PM: The Hornets Nest screening followed by Q&A segment at Westgate Theater

3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Hornets Nest

Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-Winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history. Mike and Carlos are embedded with U.S. Forces fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan, amidst the constant threat of the Taliban. Their journey, “The Hornets Nest’, unfolds a true story of survival not only for the soldiers but for a father and son who seek to rekindle their relationship under the most harrowing of circumstances.


The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®. The Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Mexican specialties and fabulous margaritas at Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world and more.


The property boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by “Raiding the Rock Vault” in the main theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners, comedy and production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike. For more information or to book accommodations, log on to

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