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Locked-Out NBA Players Invited to Work at Pawn Shop

Locked-Out NBA Players Invited to Work at Pawn Shop

 

As public relations stunts go, the guys behind “Pawn Stars” have cooked up with a pretty good one: locked-out NBA players can come work at the pawn shop.

“Chum and I love basketball and wagering on the games,” says partner and “Pawn Star" Corey Harrison. “We really miss the guys and the action and thought it might be fun to have them spend a day or more with us, while they aren’t playing ball.” Chumlee said. “If they think they work up a sweat during the game, they should see what it is like to negotiate under the watchful eye of the Old Man.

Richard Harrison, the Old Man on “Pawn Stars” and patriarch of the Harrison clan, believes everyone should put in a hard day’s work and challenges NBA players to take him one-on-one in the negotiating arena.

“It seems those players need a little help in their negotiation skills,” Harrison said. “Maybe I could give them a tip or two.”

Not Quite Newlyweds, Drivers Play Game for Fans

Not Quite Newlyweds, Drivers Play Game for Fans

 

They’re not exactly couples, but some of NASCAR’s top drivers will play a Newlywed Game-style contest starring its famous host.

The free event will be the first involving the 12 Chase drivers during this year’s FanFest celebration of the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion starting November 30.

 “We think this is going to be the best event of Champion’s Week,” LVMS president Chris Powell said. “It not only gives the fans a chance to get close to the 12 top drivers in NASCAR, but it also allows the fans to see them in a much more relaxed environment without their fire suits and helmets.”

Bob Eubanks, the man who made The Newlywed Game famous and hosted variations of the show in six different decades, will be on hand to host the game show.

UFC Star Mir to Talk with Students

UFC Star Mir to Talk with Students

UFC star Frank Mir will take part in a town hall Wednesday with hundreds of local high school students.

More than 200 students will participate in the annual Ward 5 Teen Town Hall from 10 to 11 a.m. in Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers, 400 Stewart Ave. Teens from Rancho, Canyon Springs, Western and Mojave High Schools will discuss a variety of topics, including the issue of bullying, building confidence and having self discipline.

Mir was born and raised in Las Vegas, and currently lives here with his family. At 4 years old, he started studying martial arts, and went on to obtain his Black Belt in Kenpo Karate as a teenager. He excelled in wrestling at Bonanza High School and won the Nevada State High School Wrestling Championships in the heavyweight division.

After graduating from high school, he started studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and now holds the Black Belt. In recent years he has also become an accomplished Muay Thai kickboxer.

Runnin' Rebels Take Over Fremont Street Experience

Runnin' Rebels Take Over Fremont Street Experience

 

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels want to give fans a whole new experience. The athletic department is teaming up with Fremont Street Experience for The Runnin’ Rebel Experience.

The event starts at 6 p.m., Friday at the 3rd Street Stage next to Fitzgeralds Casino. A short program to introduce the team starts at 7 p.m. The festivities are free and open to the public. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the evening.  

Professional Football Player Sets Up Camp for Kids

Professional Football Player Sets Up Camp for Kids

A former NFL player and current player for the United Football League's Las Vegas Locomotives is holding a football camp for kids this summer.

Lauvale Sape is holding a camp featuring current and former NFL players and coaches. One camp is for kids seven to 14. The second is for kids 15 to 18. The camp for the younger kids will not be full-contact, but the older kids will play full-contact football. Kids in the camp will get one-on-one training to learn the fundamentals of the game along with the importance of setting goals on and off the field. 

The camp is June 9 - 11 at Ed Fountain Park at Decatur Boulevard and Vegas Drive. Registration is open now. The fee for ages seven to 14 is $200. The fee for the older kids is $275. 

NFL Star Mark Sanchez Visits Boys & Girls Club

NFL Star Mark Sanchez Visits Boys & Girls Club

Mark Sanchez, the quarterback of the NFL's New York Jets, visited the Lied Memorial Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon. He was joined by George Maloof, owner of the Palms Casino Resort.

The visit coincides with National Boys & Girls Club Week and gave the kids the opportunity to toss the football and interact with Sanchez and Maloof. There are nine locations of the Boys & Girls Club throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Elementary School Basketball Tournament Kicks Off Thursday

Elementary School Basketball Tournament Kicks Off Thursday

The inaugural Heart Madness Elementary School Basketball Tournament will take place on March 24-26 to promote health awareness.

The tournament will kick off with a skills competition and health seminars from the American Heart Association from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, March 24, at the Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Avenue. The public is invited to the event, which will feature a dunk contest, dance competition, 3-point shootout, and jump rope contest. 

The events are only open to students from the schools participating in the tournament, which will include the Matt Kelly, Ollie Detwiler, Kermit Booker, Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, 100 Academy of Excellence, and Rainbow of Dreams Academy elementary schools.

The tournament games will be played at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 25, and 1-4 p.m., Saturday, March 26. The games are also open to the public and free to attend.