LAS VEGAS BOWL YOUTH FOOTBALL CLINIC AT UNLV BACK FOR NINTH YEAR

LAS VEGAS (June 19, 2017) – The Las Vegas Bowl announced that its ninth annual Youth Football Clinic presented by Terrible Herbst and Raising Canes is set for Thursday, July 13 on the UNLV campus.

The free event is open to the public as the first 500 kids age 6-14 (cannot be entering the ninth grade) can be registered at the website lvbowl.com.

This year’s clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon and be led by the UNLV football coaching staff, including third-year head coach Tony Sanchez, and various Rebel players.

Boys and girls who register will gather at Bill “Wildcat” Morris Rebel Park where they will go through multiple stations on Ernie Becker Sr. Football Fields as well as inside the Lied Athletic Complex. The day will include a free commemorative T-shirt and complimentary lunch provided by Raising Canes.

“This is both an educational and fun experience for kids in Southern Nevada,” said Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director John Saccenti. “Terrible Herbst and Raising Canes continue to make this possible with their generous support of what has turned into a great summer football tradition in this community.”

The 26th Las Vegas Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 16, at 12:30 p.m. PT (3:30 p.m. ET) at Sam Boyd Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on ABC, featuring the top choice from the Mountain West against the sixth pick from the Pac-12 Conference.

Tickets for the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl are on sale now by visiting www.lvbowl.com to purchase or for more information. VIP ticket packages starting at $250 are available by calling (702) 732-3912.

Last year’s edition saw San Diego State down Houston 34-10 as the Las Vegas Bowl reached the quarter-century mark.

The Las Vegas Bowl is one of 14 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

Follow the Las Vegas Bowl on Twitter: @LasVegasBowl

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ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 32 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football

AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Frisco Bowl (Texas); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); St. Petersburg Bowl (Florida); Texas Bowl (Houston); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)

 Collegiate Basketball

AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (TBD); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); PK80 (Portland, Ore.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan); State Farm Champions Classic (Chicago) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)

For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.

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Las Vegas Bowl Media Contact: Mark Wallington at 702-528-6291, or mark.wallington@unlv.edu

 

2017 Las Vegas Bowl Tickets Now On Sale

LAS VEGAS — Tickets for the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl went on sale June 6. Prices, depending on location, range from $35-$110. Visit www.lvbowl.com to purchase or for more information. VIP ticket packages starting at $250 are available by calling (702) 732-3912.

The 26th Las Vegas Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 16, at 12:30 p.m. PT (3:30 p.m. ET) at Sam Boyd Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on ABC, featuring the top choice from the Mountain West against the sixth pick from the Pac-12 Conference.

This will mark the sixth consecutive Saturday kickoff and 11th in the event’s history. Last year’s edition saw San Diego State down Houston 34-10 as the Las Vegas Bowl reached the quarter-century mark.

The Las Vegas Bowl is one of 14 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

Follow the Las Vegas Bowl on Twitter: @LasVegasBowl

Find the Las Vegas Bowl on Facebook: facebook.com/lvbowl

 

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 32 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

 

Collegiate Football
AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Frisco Bowl (Texas); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); St. Petersburg Bowl (Florida); Texas Bowl (Houston); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)

 

Collegiate Basketball

AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (TBD); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); PK80 (Portland, Ore.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan); State Farm Champions Classic (Chicago) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)

For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.
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Las Vegas Bowl Media Contact: Mark Wallington at 702-528-6291, or mark.wallington@unlv.edu

Las Vegas Bowl Inducted Into Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame executive committee welcomed the Las Vegas Bowl along with four individuals in being inducted as the Class of 2017 in ceremony at the Orleans Arena on June 2.

This diverse class also included Overton Curtis, Butch Harmon, Floyd Mayweather and Sam Schmidt, which means the Hall of Fame now consists of 98 members.

“The class of 2017 is accomplished in so many different ways,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Dan Dolby. “We have an outstanding group of athletes who have contributed both in the competitive arena and in the community, as well as one of most iconic and longest-lasting sporting events in our city. This class again represents the best attributes of our community, and we are thrilled to bestow upon them the state’s highest sports honor in welcoming them to the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame.”

The Las Vegas Bowl has become one of the city’s most iconic and enduring sporting events. Organized by community leaders out of a need to fill hotel rooms during a traditionally slow period, the Las Vegas Bowl first kicked off in December of 1992. As the annual showcase has grown in stature, many pundits nationally consider the Las Vegas Bowl as the kickoff to the annual bowl season. Currently, the game pits teams from the Pac-12 and Mountain West conferences, with eight of the last twelve featuring sold-out crowds at Sam Boyd Stadium. Of the 39 current bowl games, the Las Vegas Bowl is now the 16th-oldest game overall and ranks No. 13 in age on a list of current bowls that have remained in one city during their entire history.

The Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization committed to recognizing the outstanding achievements by Southern Nevada athletes, both in the world of sports and the local community.

Proceeds from the event are donated to organizations committed to the support and enhancement of Southern Nevada youth through active participation in programs designed to promote leadership, values and character through sports.