BATTLE FOR VEGAS ANNOUNCES UPDATED 2023 TEAM ROSTERS
Star-studded charity softball game set for Saturday, July 22 at Las Vegas Ballpark®
with team captains Reilly Smith and Maxx Crosby
New roster additions include Adin Hill, Zach Whitecloud, Ryan Reaves and José Canseco
The Battle for Vegas hosted by Reilly Smith returns to Las Vegas Ballpark® at Downtown Summerlin® on Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The star-studded charity softball event gives fans 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 softball showdown features two all-star teams of professional athletes and celebrities, led by Reilly Smith and members of the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Maxx Crosby of the Las Vegas Raiders and friends.
New additions to the Team Reilly roster are Adin Hill and Zach Whitecloud, who will join Captain Reilly Smith and current Vegas Golden Knights members Jack Eichel, Keegan Kolesar, Nic Hague, Logan Thompson, and Shea Theodore and former Vegas Golden Knights player Ryan Reaves – to name a few.
New additions to the Team Maxx roster are Bilal Nichols, who will join Captain Maxx Crosby and current Las Vegas Raiders members David Long Jr., Dylan Parham, Nate Hobbs, Tre’von Moehrig, Daniel Carlson and AJ Cole.
Oakland A’s alumni José Canseco is also confirmed to play in both the home run derby and the game.
Gates open on Saturday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m. The Home Run Derby will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the opening pitch at 7:30 p.m. A flyover is planned with special appearances by mascots Chance, Spruce the Goose, Aviator and others. The event will conclude with a post-game firework display presented by Century Gaming Technologies.
The initial event launched in 2019 and has raised over $550,000 for deserving local charities. This year’s Battle for Vegas will benefit the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation with funds distributed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada and the Public Education Foundation.
New for 2023 is a Battle for Vegas Fan Fest event which will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22 at Downtown Summerlin. The Fan Fest will feature family-friendly interactive games, plus food, drinks and appearances from players.
About Battle for Vegas:
The Battle for Vegas features two all-star teams of professional athletes to “battle” it out for Las Vegas’ ultimate bragging rights for a good cause. The event is hosted by Reilly Smith from the Vegas Golden Knights who serves as captain of his team. This year’s beneficiary is the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation. For additional information and details, visit www.battleforvegas.com.
About Las Vegas Ballpark®
Las Vegas Ballpark®, located on eight acres in Downtown Summerlin® just south of City National Arena – practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights, is the home of the Las Vegas Aviators®, the city’s professional Triple-A baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The team is wholly owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer of the award-winning master-planned community of Summerlin® and developer of Las Vegas Ballpark. With a wide range of seating options including 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones and decks, picnic tables, kids’ zone, bars and a pool beyond the outfield wall, Las Vegas Ballpark boasts a capacity of 8,196. Designed to host a variety of events in addition to baseball, the site is landscaped to complement the surrounding master planned community. The site is easily accessed from all regions of the valley via the 215 Beltway. For more on Las Vegas Ballpark, visit www.thelvballpark.com.