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UNLV head basketball coach Dave Rice announced Friday that Jimmy Kimmel, host and executive producer  of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC, will join the Board of Directors of the Dave Rice Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports families in southern Nevada affected by development disorders such as Autism, and other charitable causes.


Jimmy Kimmel, who grew up in Las Vegas and attended UNLV, is a longtime Runnin’ Rebel fan. Like Coach Rice, Jimmy has a family member affected by Autism.


“We are proud and honored to welcome Jimmy as our newest member of the Board,” said Coach Dave Rice, the Board’s Chairman. “His past support has helped the Dave Rice Foundation make an important impact on the Las Vegas community in a short time.”


“As a lifelong Runnin’ Rebel fan, it’s an honor for me to assist Coach Rice and his wife Mindy in their efforts to provide support for children and families affected by Autism in Las Vegas,” said Kimmel. “This is an issue close to my heart.”


In addition to Coach Rice, his wife Mindy and Kimmel, the Dave Rice Foundation Board includes UNLV legend and TV basketball commentator Greg Anthony, businesswoman Donna Findlay and athletic administrator D.J. Allen.

The Dave Rice Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to the education and support of health initiatives including developmental disorders such as Autism, and other charitable causes. The Foundation was established in 2012 by UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Head Basketball Coach Dave Rice and his wife Mindy.


In a little over a year, the Dave Rice Foundation has awarded major grants to organizations including The UNLV Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Torino Foundation, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, Families for the Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) and the People’s Autism Foundation. For more information about the Foundation, please visit

Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC’s longest-running late-night talk show. Now in its 11th season, “JKL” produces the most popular comedy bits in late night and features a diverse lineup of guests including actors, musicians, athletes, comedians, authors, politicians, newsmakers and the occasional random weirdo. Kimmel’s monologue skewers pop culture and up-to-the-minute news. “JKL” airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35 CT, broadcasting from Disney’s El Capitan Entertainment Center in Hollywood.


In addition to the nightly show, annual specials like “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” are well-known for their all-star comedy videos. Videos including “The Handsome Men’s Club,” “Movie: The Movie” and “Movie: The Movie, 2V” have become hugely popular on television and online.


In January 2013, Kimmel was honored with a star on Hollywood Blvd’s Walk of Fame. In 2012, Kimmel hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards and the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C.


After 12 years in morning radio, Kimmel got his start in television as co-host of ‘Win Ben Stein’s Money” on Comedy Central, for which he won an Emmy for Best Game Show Host in 1999. Kimmel co-hosted, co-created and executive-produced 100 episodes of “The Man Show” for Comedy Central. Kimmel served for four seasons as on-air prognosticator for “Fox NFL Sunday,” co-created, executive-produced, and co-starred in ‘Crank Yankers” for Comedy Central/MTV, and co-created and executive produced “The Andy Milonakis Show” for MTV and MTV2.


Source: Wicked Creative

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