BATTLE FOR VEGAS PRESENTED BY DOLLAR LOAN CENTER
ANNOUNCES BENEFICIARY, NONPROFIT PARTNERS
Game Beneficiary is Vegas Golden Knights Foundation
with proceeds benefitting Grant A Gift Autism Foundation and Miracle League of Las Vegas
Star-studded charity softball game set for Saturday, July 24
with team captains Reilly Smith, Marcus Allen
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (June 29, 2021) – The Battle for Vegas presented by Dollar Loan Center and hosted by Reilly Smith returns to Las Vegas Ballpark at Downtown Summerlin® on Saturday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.
The game beneficiary is the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, with proceeds benefitting Grant A Gift Autism Foundation, Ackerman Center, Nevada’s leading nonprofit provider of clinical, support, and vocational programs and services to families affected by autism; and Miracle League Las Vegas, the local chapter of a national organization that provides opportunities to children with special needs to play baseball, regardless of their disability.
The star-studded charity softball event gives fans the chance to watch their favorite stars in action as the teams “battle” it out for Las Vegas’ ultimate bragging rights, all for a good cause. The softball showdown features two all-star teams of professional athletes, celebrities, and media personalities, led by Reilly Smith of the Vegas Golden Knights and his teammates vs. Pro Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen and friends from the Las Vegas Raiders.
Team Reilly and VGK friends will play for Miracle League, while Team Marcus and Raiders friends will play for Grant A Gift Autism Foundation, Ackerman Center.
The initial event launched in 2019 and raised over $136,000 for local nonprofits. According to Smith, the bar was set high with the inaugural event and this year should be no different. “Once again, we are looking forward to coming together to support two nonprofits in our community that do great work, while having a little fun,” he said. “We appreciate our fans coming out to support this event that promises to entertain while helping our community.”
Gates open on Saturday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. The home run derby begins at 6:30 p.m. and the opening pitch is at 7:30 p.m. Concessions will be open throughout the Ballpark, making it a perfect one-stop for a family-friendly night out.
America’s Got Talent finalist Daniel Emmet will sing the National Anthem. Other confirmed entertainers include the Vegas Vivas, DJ Green, along with mascots Chance, Buckets, Spruce the Goose, and Aviator will also make appearances.
Tickets for the Battle for Vegas Charity Softball Game are available online at Ticketmaster.com https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/17005ABBD57F59E1 or at the Las Vegas Ballpark ticket office. General ticket prices begin at $40. A limited number of elevated package experiences, including ballpark suites, are available. Individual and corporate sponsorships are available. For more information about group tickets, suites or sponsorship opportunities, contact James Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit BattleforVegas.com.
About Battle for Vegas presented by Dollar Loan Center:
The Battle for Vegas presented by Dollar Loan Center features two all-star teams of professional athletes, celebrities and media personalities to “battle” it out for Las Vegas’ ultimate bragging rights for a good cause. The event is hosted by Reilly Smith from the Vegas Golden Knights who serves as captain of his team. Pro Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen serves as the other team captain. This year’s beneficiary is the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation. For additional information and details, visit www.battleforvegas.com.
About Dollar Loan Center:
Dollar Loan Center is Nevada’s premier short-term lender, founded in Las Vegas over 20 years ago. The company specializes in Signature Loans up to $5,000 processed in minutes. No checking account is required, no collateral is needed with no hidden fees and full transparency. They have nearly 60 locations throughout Nevada and Utah and over 300 employees. For additional information, visit www.dontbebroke.com.
About Las Vegas Ballpark®
Las Vegas Ballpark®, located on eight acres in Downtown Summerlin® just south of City National Arena – practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights, is the home of the Las Vegas Aviators®, the city’s professional Triple-A baseball team of Triple-A West (formerly the Pacific Coast League, PCL) and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The team is wholly owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer of the award-winning master-planned community of Summerlin® and developer of Las Vegas Ballpark. With a wide range of seating options including 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones and decks, picnic tables, kids’ zone, bars and a pool beyond the outfield wall, Las Vegas Ballpark boasts a capacity of 10,000. Designed to host a variety of events in addition to baseball, the site is landscaped to complement the surrounding master-planned community. The site is easily accessed from all regions of the valley via the 215 Beltway. For more on Las Vegas Ballpark, visit www.thelvballpark.com.
About Grant A Gift Autism Foundation, Ackerman Center:
The mission of Grant a Gift Autism Foundation (GGAF) is to help children, young adults, and their families master living with autism by providing fundraising and advocacy to support the services provided at the Ackerman Center. Working in conjunction with the Ackerman Center we are committed to providing access to best-in-class diagnostic and treatment services to all families facing the challenges of autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions. Learn more and visit our new website at www.grantagift.com.
About Miracle League of Las Vegas:
Our goal is to provide our special, “differently-abled” athletes the “miracle” of inclusion that comes with being a teammate in a sports program. Miracle League of Las Vegas provides children and adults in the greater Las Vegas community the opportunity to participate as authentic members of a baseball team, in an environment where their cognitive and/or physical challenges are not exclusionary. We provide a safe playing surface and able-bodied peer buddies so that our players have the opportunity to enjoy for the first time ever the physical and mental stimulation of America’s favorite past-time! Team uniforms, personalized baseball cards, an LED scoreboard w/players’ photos, custom walk-up songs and a play-by-play announcer help ensure that our athletes experience a first-class professional baseball environment and can build the type of memories that their able-bodied peers may take for granted. The games are truly inspiring spectacles and a welcome respite for families from the demands of round-the-clock care-giving responsibilities. Located at 101 S. Rancho Drive in Las Vegas, Nevada, and online at https://miracleleaguelasvegas.com, our state-of-the-art ball field allows 250+ individuals to enjoy physical and mental stimulation, and build greater self-esteem in 8-game Spring and Fall seasons each year. After all, everyone deserves a chance to play baseball… And now soccer, too!
Melissa Warren / McKinzie Cogswell
The Warren Group
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