The Las Vegas Cause Players Alliance (LVCPA) was founded by Troy and his wife Jackie in July of 2018.
LVCPA became a Nevada Non-Profit Corporation, duly organized under the laws of Nevada and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Nevada since January 24, 2019, and is in good standing with the State of Nevada.
On June 1, 2021, LVCPA was approved as a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code with an effective date of January 24, 2019. The LVCPA Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 84-2311747.
Troy Criz is a US Army Veteran. During his time of service he was awarded an Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, two Good Conduct Medals and stacks of certificates. Troy has two adult children, two young grandsons, and Jackie and Troy welcomed their beautiful baby girl in 2022.
We love working with other organizations in our community to bring smiles to children in need.
The Las Vegas Cause Players Alliance, founded by Troy and Jackie Criz in 2018, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Las Vegas, NV. We are dedicated to uplifting and encouraging children in our community so they can face any challenges in their path.
The LVCPA is a talented group of volunteers, including costume designers, cosplayers, prop builders, and others whose goal is to bring smiles to children in need. We visit children in high quality costumes, with in character acting, to provide a genuine and magical experience as characters from a wide variety of genres, such as: Movies, Cartoons, Video Games, Anime, Disney, Pixar, Wrestling, Power Rangers, Comic Books, and more. We will do our best to fulfill any kid-friendly character request we get from any children’s facility.
We visit children’s hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, homeless shelters, abuse shelters, grief counseling centers, community centers, schools, and more. We enjoy being invited to public events supporting local charities, charitable causes, and fundraisers, while spreading love and smiles.
We’ve have had the pleasure to work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Nevada PEP, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Adam’s Place, RAD, FEAT, Clark County School District, the JET Foundation, and more.
President & Co-Founder.
Vice-President, Treasurer & Co-Founder
Director of Human Resources
Director of Community Outreach
Secretary of the Board
Director of Volunteer Engagement
Director of Events & Social Media
“Children need great memories. As adults, we often revisit amazing childhood memories to find value, hope, inspiration, love, or just to escape from our adult lives. I have always wanted to be like the heroes that inspired me as a child. The Lone Ranger was my biggest inspiration. As I became an adult, I learned there was someone even greater than The Lone Ranger and that was the man who played him, Clayton Moore. Clayton Moore embodied the very spirit of all The Lone Ranger represented. He wore the costume and visited children in schools, hospitals, and clubs. He had silver bullets made to give to the children he visited and did so with his own money in a time when actors like him were not making millions. He understood that that act of goodness might inspire children to repeat and pass along acts of goodness. He inspired me to do what I do and I hope that my acts of goodness will inspire other children to someday repeat the acts and continue to pay it forward.”