The Las Vegas Bowl Community Champions are reflections of the Southern Nevada community and represent what makes Las Vegas great. They are diverse and represent all walks of life. They can be heroes in uniform or the more unsung, contributing to the betterment of our city in ways that are not as obvious. They are individuals who are passionate about serving our community and lead by example in extraordinary ways with a strong sense of purpose. Simply put, they represent the best of Las Vegas. A Community Champion could be a front-line worker, a grocery store clerk, a delivery driver, a teacher, a coach, etc.
The Las Vegas Bowl will recognize 125 Community Champions for their service to our community. Each Community Champion, and a plus one, will be invited to the LV Bowl Game. The Community Champion will also be recognized on the field during the bowl game.
Extra Yard for teachers
The purpose of the Las Vegas Bowl’s Extra Yard for Teachers Grant Program is to provide grants for funding innovative sports and leadership projects and to elevating the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers. With the growing student population, there is a need for enhanced learning opportunities. The Las Vegas Bowl Huddle will offer a solution to funding these innovative and unique learning opportunities presented by Clark County teachers.
Dr Pepper Most Inspirational High School Player Award
The SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl, in cooperation with Dr Pepper is proud to introduce a program for the 2021 football season that will honor a student-athlete who is often overlooked. The Dr Pepper Most Inspirational Player Award aims to recognize a Clark County high school football player who, through their presence, actions and words of encouragement, serves as an inspirational example to their teammates. The program celebrates the unsung heroes of our high school football teams. This individual might often be overlooked on the field, yet inspires his teammates and coaches through his commitment, positive attitude and willingness to persevere through adversity.
Youth Football Invitational
More than 300 local youth attended the ninth Annual Las Vegas Bowl Youth Clinic presented by Terrible Herbst and Raising Cane’s at Faith Lutheran High School. Boys and girls ages 6-14 were treated to drills from Mike Waters and the Phase 1 Sports staff. At the conclusion of the day the kids were treated to an educational presentation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The day also included a free commemorative T-shirt and complimentary lunch from Raising Canes. “Our summer clinic is always a fun and educational event for kids in Las Vegas and we had another record turnout today,” said Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director John Saccenti. “Terrible Herbst and Raising Canes make this possible with their generous support and we are thrilled that Phase 1 Sports and Faith Lutheran continue hosting what is a great tradition and a memorable day for everyone involved.”
Youth Ambassador Program
The Ambassador program is an initiative launched by The Huddle to reward Nevada Youth Sports football players with the opportunity to be instrumental in the activities that are scheduled during bowl week. Players are nominated by their coach or team mom and are invited to be Las Vegas Bowl Ambassadors to play a marquee role during the week. Ambassadors are nominated based on sportsmanship, community service, classroom performance, punctual attendance and attitude.
Opportunity Village Player Visit
Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that proudly works to enhance the lives of adults with intellectual and related disabilities and the lives of the families who love them in the southern Nevada community. On December 13, players from the participating teams, along with mascots and cheerleaders, volunteer their time to visit the men and women of Opportunity Village to provide an exceptional experience for everyone.
Goodie Two Shoes Foundation Shoe Distribution
At each year’s Las Vegas Bowl, players from both teams have a great opportunity to give back to the Vegas community. During this annual Goodie Two Shoes Foundation shoe distribution event, players assist over 400 children in picking out their very own brand new pair of sneakers. The selected critical-needs Kindergarten thru 8th grade students receive new sneakers, socks, backpacks and more! Many of these children are picking out new shoes for the very first time and that, paired with the player visit, creates holiday memories that last a lifetime.
Downtown Summerlin Ladies and Kids Day
25 ladies and 25 kids from each team’s travel party are treated to a day of shopping, food and games at the beautiful Downtown Summerlin. The ladies visit Andiron Steak and Sea for a delicious meal and a talk from one of The Huddle members before setting off on a shopping spree at Downtown Summerlin’s award winning mall. Meanwhile, the kids are treated to lunch and games at Dave and Buster before heading to Build-a-Bear Workshop and Corks and Crafts.
In support of Opportunity Village, the Las Vegas Bowl sponsors a tree at the Magical Forest as a way to help Opportunity Village and their efforts. With the Game Day crew making a special appearance, the hope of spreading holiday cheer continues. The public can visit the Magical Forest and see this year’s Las Vegas Bowl tree.
Military Warriors Support Foundation
The Military Warriors Supports Foundation’s mission is to provide support and programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star families. Their programs focus on housing and homeownership, recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development. Through their programs, they award mortgage-free homes and payment-free vehicles to combat wounded heroes and Gold Star spouses. In addition to the home or vehicle, the families receive family and financial mentoring. The Las Vegas Bowl and Military Warriors support foundation have partnered to provide support for a wounded combat veteran and will be honored during this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl.
After School All-Stars
After School All-Stars provides comprehensive after school programs aimed at keeping children safe and healthy, helping them to graduate high school, go to college and find careers they love. After school all-stars in the Las Vegas community are identified and recognized on the field for their hard work and dedication to the program.