Battle For Vegas hosted by Reilly Smith returns to Las Vegas Ballpark® at Downtown Summerlin® on Saturday, July 22. This popular charity softball game, now in its fourth year, pits two all-star teams of professional athletes led by Reilly Smith of the Vegas Golden Knights (VGK) and his teammates against friends from the Las Vegas Raiders, led by Maxx Crosby. Summerlin® and The Howard Hughes Corporation® return as sponsors of this fun and action-packed event that is once again expected to be a sell-out, especially given VGK’s recent Stanley Cup win.
Fans will get 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 roster for Team Reilly includes Captain Reilly Smith and current Vegas Golden Knights members Jack Eichel, Keegan Kolesar, Nic Hague, Logan Thompson and Shea Theodore, among others. The roster for Team Maxx includes Captain Maxx Crosby and current Las Vegas Raiders members David Long Jr., Dylan Parham, Nate Hobbs, Tre’von Moehrig, Daniel Carlson and AJ Cole, among others.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the Home Run Derby, sponsored by the Las Vegas Grand Prix Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix at 6:30 p.m.
Opening pitch is at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a flyover and special appearances by mascots Chance from VGK, Spruce the Goose, Aviator from the Las Vegas Aviators and others. The event concludes with a post-game firework display presented by Century Gaming Technologies.
Battle For Vegas, which launched in 2019, has raised more than $550,000 for deserving local nonprofits. This year, Battle for Vegas benefits the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation with funds distributed to the Public Education Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
New for 2023 is a Battle For Vegas Fan Fest event on Friday and Saturday, July 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festivities take place on The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin and feature family-friendly interactive games, activations from the Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc., the Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee and Topgolf – among others. Shop a variety of retail and corporate vendors while enjoying a bevy of food and drink offerings. Entry to Fan Fest is free and open to the public. Upgraded bracelets are available for purchase for select experiences, player signings and more.
For more information, visit BattleforVegas.com .
Now in its 33rd year of development, Summerlin offers more amenities than any other Southern Nevada community, including 300-plus parks of all sizes; 200-plus miles of interconnected trails; resident-exclusive community centers; ten golf courses; 26 public, private and charter schools; a public library and performing arts center; Summerlin Hospital Medical Center; houses of worship representing a dozen different faiths; office parks; neighborhood shopping centers; and, of course, Downtown Summerlin®, offering fashion, dining, entertainment, Red Rock Resort, Class-A office buildings, City National Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights National Hockey League practice facility, and Las Vegas Ballpark®, a world-class Triple-A baseball stadium.
In total, Summerlin currently offers over 100 floorplans in 20 neighborhoods throughout eight distinct villages and districts. Homes, built by many of the nation’s top homebuilders, are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, priced from the $400,000s to more than $1 million. For information on all actively selling neighborhoods, visit Summerlin.com. Before you visit, any new Summerlin neighborhood, please call the homebuilder to check on hours of operation. Phone numbers for each neighborhood are on Summerlin.com.