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

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 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.

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