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Battle For Vegas, hosted by Vegas Golden Knight (VGK) center Jack Eichel this year returns to Las Vegas Ballpark® at Downtown Summerlin® on Saturday, July 13. This popular charity softball game, now in its fifth year, pits two all-star teams of professional athletes led by Jack Eichel of the Vegas Golden Knights and his teammates against friends from the Las Vegas Raiders, led by Raiders punter A. J. Cole. Summerlin® and its developer, Howard Hughes, return as sponsors of this fun and action-packed event that is once again expected to be a sell-out.

Fans will get the chance to watch their favorite stars in action as two teams “battle” it out for Las Vegas’ ultimate bragging rights, all for a good cause.

The roster for team Eichel includes current Vegas Golden Knights players Zach Whitecloud, Keegan Kolesar, Nic Hague, Logan Thompson and former Vegas Golden Knights player Ryan Reaves – to name a few.Athletics alumnus Terrence Long will also play for team Eichel.

The roster for team Cole includes current Las Vegas Raiders players Daniel Carlson, Alexander Mattison, Dylan Parham, Tre Tucker, Tre’von Moehrig, and Jakorian Bennett.  Athletics alumni Jose Canseco and Ozzie Canseco round out the roster for Team Cole.

Gates open on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m.  The Home Run Derby, sponsored by the Athletics, begins at 7:00 p.m. with the ceremonial first pitch by Chance, mascot of the Vegas Golden Knights, and Stomper, mascot of the Athletics. The game starts at 8:00 p.m. 

A pre-game flyover is planned with special appearances throughout the game by mascots Chance, Stomper, Spruce the Goose, Aviator, and others. The event concludes with a post-game fireworks display presented by Century Gaming Technologies.

The initial event launched in 2019 and since inception, has raised over $850,000 for deserving nonprofits.  Proceeds from this year’s Battle for Vegas will once again be directed to the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation with Best Buddies Nevada as the primary 2024 game beneficiary. Eichel serves on the board of directors for Best Buddies International, dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, inclusive living, and family support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Summerlin and Howard Hughes have supported Battle for Vegas since its inception in 2019,” said James Sullivan of Las Vegas Agency and organizer of this epic event. “Community partnership helps to make this event so successful and allows us to give back to the community in a big way.”

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Now in its 34th year of development, Summerlin offers more amenities than any other Southern Nevada community. These include 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 and home of the Las Vegas Aviators®.  

In total, Summerlin currently offers nearly 100 floorplans in approximately 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 mid-$400,000s to more than $1 million. For information on all actively selling neighborhoods, visit Before you visit, call the builders to check on hours of operation. Phone numbers for each neighborhood are on