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Summer Social and Rodeo at Shakespeare Ranch 2012

Shakespeare Ranch, Lake Tahoe

Camille and Larry Ruvo, along with the McGill family, resurrected the Glenbrook, Nevada rodeo in 2000 after it had been discontinued in 1965. This year’s iconic rodeo featured barrel racing as well as bull and bronco riding. Carnival games, a face painter, and a watermelon eating contest delighted kids, while a Western-style barbeque and a silent auction captivated the young-at-heart.

Saturday afternoon, some guests enjoyed a picnic at the home of Financier and Philanthropist Michael Milken and his wife Lori Milken, at which Mr. Milken and Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, presented an update on health in America.

The Ruvos once again opened their beloved Shakespeare Ranch to world-renowned restaurateur Emeril Lagasse, who saddled up in the kitchen to prepare an extraordinary dinner. Guests enjoyed the best of his signature cuisine accompanied by a selection of fine wine and spirits.

Rock musician and former lead singer of Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, performed his signature “You Can’t Drive 55,” while Emeril Lagasse picked up the drumsticks and joined the band.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

  • Ellen and Frank Arcella
  • Bombardier Aerospace
  • Viktoria & Keith Byer
  • The Robert Brown Family
  • The Carano Family
  • Denise & Tim Cashman
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Sandra & John Cook
  • Tammy and Michael Dermody
  • Eldorado Hotel & Casino
  • The Griffith Family Trust
  • Sandy & Steve Hardie
  • Jim Hart
  • The Hulburd Family
  • Ann & Charles Johnson
  • The Matthews Family
  • The McClain Family
  • R & R Partners Foundation
  • The Ruvo Family
  • Norma & Ranson Webster
  • L. Wiegand Foundation
  • Rick Wolford