Community Involvement

December 17, 2016

12:30 PM on ABC


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The LVB KIDS Youth Partnership Program helps deserving Las Vegas kids get a leg up in life. Whether they are receiving instruction on the field or talking about the importance of staying in school, our Youth Football Clinic reinforces teamwork and the importance of learning. As part of the program, kids also get to attend the Las Vegas Bowl as a VIP, receive a commemorative shirt and a pre-game tour of the locker rooms. We help plant the seed for success with this program that inspires children to think about their collegiate future. For more information on sponsorship of this program or to find out more information on how your child can be involved in the annual clinic or game day program, contact the Las Vegas Bowl office at 702-732-3912.

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8TH ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BOWL CLINIC

The Las Vegas Bowl hosted that its eighth annual Youth Football Clinic presented by Terrible Herbst and Raising Canes on Friday, July 29 on the UNLV campus. The free event was open to the public and the first 750 kids to register.

This year’s clinic was led by the UNLV football coaching staff, including second-year head coach Tony Sanchez, as well as dozens of returning Rebel players who will open their own training camp the following week.

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

lvbkidsphotostwoNew this year was a free class taught during the event by the City of Henderson that covered topics such as heat dangers, first aid, proper hydration, concussion signs and  symptoms, and education on AEDs and how to use them. The class was designed for coaches and parents and was open to anyone on hand wishing to participate.

“We set a record for turnout was again for this year’s clinic and we were excited to offer this fun experience again 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 and of course we love having Coach Sanchez and his UNLV staff on hand for what has become a great tradition leading into football season.”

lvbkidsphotosthreeUNLV played host for the eighth consecutive year to the Las Vegas Bowl Youth Football Clinic Presented by Terrible Herbst. More than 500 area youth attended the free event at Rebel Park to learn from drills overseen by UNLV coaches and players. The youngsters also heard about the dangers of heat and importance of hydration from Sydney Selitzky, Medical Services Officer for the City of Henderson Fire Department.

The Rebels open camp on August 5 and kick off the season Thursday, September 1 when they host Jackson State at 7 p.m.

Season tickets to UNLV's six-game home slate are available now call (702) 739-FANS or visiting: www.unlvtickets.com