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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.

Las Vegas 51s Tickets on Sale Today!

Las Vegas 51s  Tickets on Sale Today!

Today at noon, tickets officially went on sale for the 2011-2012 season of the Las Vegas 51s at Cashman Field. The 51s are a part of the Pacific Coast League, and a Triple A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Tickets can be purchased at the Cashman Field box office from noon to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, or online at www.ticketmaster.com

The individual game tickets for the 72-game home season are priced at $10.00 (reserved), $13.00 (plaza) and $14 (field). The traditional $2.00 discount for Military personnel is offered on plaza and reserved seats throughout the season except for the “Fireworks Extravaganza” on Sunday, July 3 (all seats priced at $14.00). 

Proposed Sports Arena Moving to Symphony Park

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday voted to move a proposed 20,000 seat sports arena from the site of the current Las Vegas City Hall to Symphony Park.

The Cordish Companies entered into an agreement with the City of Las Vegas in 2009 to bring a new sports arena and entertainment complex to 20 acres of city-owned land near Stewart and Las Vegas Boulevard.

City officials say the move to Symphony Park enables the city and the developer to take advantage of existing infrastructure.

"As with many of these large scale projects, the big issue is infrastructure. Symphony Park has the capacity, from an infrastructure standpoint, to uniquely accommodate large projects like an arena and entertainment district," Las Vegas Chief Urban Redevelopment Officer Scott Adams said in a statement. "It clearly gives us an edge over our competition and will undoubtedly expedite our efforts."

County Officials Hear Proposals for Sports Arena

LAS VEGAS  -- Thousands of jobs and millions of dollars could come to the Las Vegas valley if an arena becomes a reality. Four proposals for state-of-the-art arenas were brought before Clark County commissioners Tuesday.

While each developer says their arena could attract sports teams or other big events, all of them would require some public money which is an idea county leaders aren't all sold on.

See the Arena Proposals

The projects would be located around Las Vegas Boulevard, with three proposed in unincorporated Clark County and a fourth proposed within Las Vegas city limits. County commissioners were told the undeveloped land has the potential to bring in millions of dollars for the Las Vegas economy.