More than 60 local kids, ages 8-14, received the opportunity of a lifetime on August 26 to participate in a street hockey camp headlined by Vegas Golden Knight and 2023 Stanley Cup Champion, Logan Thompson. Underwritten by a donation from Howard Hughes, developer of the Summerlin® master planned community, to the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, the camp was organized by Las Vegas Agency and the city of Las Vegas Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.
Kenny Brooks, hockey director at Las Vegas Ice Center and varsity hockey coach at Bishop Gorman High School, along with members of the Bishop Gorman High School varsity hockey team, provided hands-on assistance and support, helping guide participants through a variety of skills and activities. Participants enjoyed Kona Ice snow cones following the camp that were also provided by Howard Hughes.
The camp was held at the VGK Ball Hockey Rink at Lorenzi Park that was funded by a donation to The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE from the VGK Foundation with support from the National Hockey League (NHL). Originally announced during the 2022 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, the ball hockey rink was completed in March and officially opened for public use in April. It is operated by the city of Las Vegas.
According to Sallie Doebler, CEO of The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, the camp was a dream come true for children from throughout the city who might not otherwise have an opportunity to participate in such a high quality and fun experience.
“We are grateful to good partners like Howard Hughes that understand the value of community-building through experiences like this hockey camp,” said Doebler. “Public-private partnership is at the core of the Mayor’s Fund as we seek to partner with companies like the Howard Hughes organization to advance initiatives that improve quality of life for all Las Vegans.”
“It was an honor to partner with the Mayor’s Fund, the city of Las Vegas, and Vegas Golden Knight goaltender, Logan Thompson, to make possible this exciting and unique camp experience for kids in our community,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Consumer Experience for Summerlin. “We, at The Howard Hughes Corporation, have long supported a variety of Mayor’s Fund programs, including public art installments, tree plantings and youth sports. We are grateful to the city of Las Vegas and the Mayor’s Fund for giving us the opportunity to contribute to key community betterment initiatives.”
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 100 floorplans in nearly 20 neighborhoods throughout seven 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.