Findlay Toyota Big City Showdown Celebrates 10 Years of Competition at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

 

 

 

 

 

Findlay Toyota Big City Showdown Celebrates 10 Years of Competition at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

 

Bishop Gorman High School will compete for bragging rights against Findlay Prep on
Saturday, Jan. 20

 

Tickets are available for $15 on the South Point website or at the door

 

The annual Findlay Toyota Big City Showdown celebrates a decade of fierce competition between two of Las Vegas’ top high school men’s basketball teams – Findlay Prep and Bishop Gorman High School – as each compete for bragging rights at the South Point Arena on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m.

 

“It’s incredible to see the sheer talent of these high school athletes year after year as they grow into some of the best players in the nation,” said South Point Hotel and Casino General Manager Ryan Growney. “The excitement from the crowd is contagious, which makes this the perfect event to enjoy with friends and family.”

 

The Big City Showdown, sponsored by Findlay Toyota, hosts a full-day of basketball games played by top high school athletes in Las Vegas, including Clark High School, Coronado High School, Desert Oasis High School, Durango High School and Liberty High School.

 

Additional game schedules include:

  • Desert Oasis High School Girls vs. Coronado High School Girls at 11:30 a.m.;
  • Liberty High School Girls vs. Bishop Gorman High School Girls at 1 p.m.;
  • Liberty High School Boys vs. Durango high School Boys at 2:30 p.m.;
  • Clark High School Boys vs. Coronado High School Boys at 4 p.m.

 

In 2017, Findlay Prep stunned crowds as they pulled ahead after trailing Bishop Gorman with a 78-72 victory.

 

Big City Showdown event tickets are on sale for $15. To purchase tickets directly, call the South Point Hotel and Casino’s ticket office at 702-797-8055 or toll free at 866-796-7111 or visit the South Point ticket website.

 

For more information on upcoming events, please visit the South Point Arena website.

 

 

About Bishop Gorman High School
Founded in 1954, Bishop Gorman High School is the only Catholic college preparatory school in Southern Nevada.  In addition to its emphasis on Catholic values and service, Bishop Gorman also has a nationally ranked athletics program and offers 40 different co-curricular clubs and organizations.  For more information, visit www.bishopgorman.org

 

About Findlay College Prep
Findlay College Prep (www.FindlayPrep.com) at the Henderson International School is a program for exceptional student basketball athletes to receive a top-notch educational experience while creating the opportunity for each student to attend the college or university of their choice. Founded in 1932 in Henderson, Nevada, the Henderson International School is a college preparatory school with comprehensive academic, athletic and artistic programs for students in pre-school through twelfth grade.

 

About Findlay Automotive Group

Findlay Automotive Group (www.FindlayAuto.com) was founded by the late Pete Findlay in 1961 when he arrived in the Las Vegas Valley from Panaca to open Pete’s Used Cars on Boulder Highway. Findlay’s son, Cliff Findlay, now spearheads Findlay’s 22 dealerships in Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Idaho.

 

About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events.  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

 

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Las Vegas’ Top High School Basketball Teams Take the Court at the South Point Arena for 9th Annual Findlay Toyota Big City Showdown

 

 

 

 

Las Vegas’ Top High School Basketball Teams Take the Court at the
South Point Arena for 9th Annual Findlay Toyota Big City Showdown
Findlay College Prep once again takes on Bishop Gorman High School Saturday, Jan. 21

 

 

For the ninth consecutive year, Findlay College Prep men’s basketball team will storm the court at the South Point Arena to take on Bishop Gorman High School in the Findlay Toyota Big City Showdown High School Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. During the most anticipated high school basketball match up of the year, each team will compete for bragging rights, with Bishop Gorman holding two wins against Findlay College Prep, and Findlay College Prep holding six wins against Bishop Gorman.

 

“You never know what you are going to see when going into this game,” said South Point Hotel and Casino General Manager Ryan Growney. “Fans are cheering on some of the top high school players in the nation – many of whom go on to play in college and the NBA – and what the outcome is going to be is anyone’s guess.”

 

The Big City Showdown, sponsored by Findlay Toyota, hosts a full-day of basketball games played by top high school athletes in Las Vegas, including Liberty High School, Durango High School, Clark High School, Desert Pines High School, Coronado High School and Centennial High School, with the main event between Findlay College Prep and Bishop Gorman High School. Additional game schedules include:

  • Liberty High School Ladies vs. Bishop Gorman High School Ladies at 11:30 a.m.;
  • Liberty High School vs. Durango High School at 1 p.m.;
  • Desert Pines High School vs. Clark High School at 2:30 p.m.;
  • Coronado High School vs. Centennial High School at 4 p.m.

 

Last year’s competition attracted a record-breaking crowd of students, entertainers, politicians, professional athletes and local sports fans who came to see the most anticipated high school event of the year. In 2016, Bishop Gorman overthrew Findlay Prep as victor with a 77 – 71 win.

 

Big City Showdown event tickets are on sale for $15. To purchase tickets directly, call the South Point Hotel and Casino’s ticket office at 702-797-8055 or toll free at 866-796-7111 or visit the South Point ticket website.

 

For more information on upcoming events, please visit the South Point Arena website.

About Bishop Gorman High School
Founded in 1954, Bishop Gorman High School is the only Catholic college preparatory school in Southern Nevada.  In addition to its emphasis on Catholic values and service, Bishop Gorman also has a nationally ranked athletics program and offers 40 different co-curricular clubs and organizations.  For more information, visit www.bishopgorman.org

 

About Findlay College Prep
Findlay College Prep (www.FindlayPrep.com) at the Henderson International School is a program for exceptional student basketball athletes to receive a top-notch educational experience while creating the opportunity for each student to attend the college or university of their choice. Founded in 1932 in Henderson, Nevada, the Henderson International School is a college preparatory school with comprehensive academic, athletic and artistic programs for students in pre-school through twelfth grade.

 

About Findlay Automotive Group
Findlay Automotive Group (www.FindlayAuto.com) was founded by the late Pete Findlay in 1961 when he arrived in the Las Vegas Valley from Panaca to open Pete’s Used Cars on Boulder Highway. Findlay’s son, Cliff Findlay, now spearheads Findlay’s 22 dealerships in Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Idaho.

 

About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events.  South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

 

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare.

Free French Toast for Kneaders Bakery & Cafe’s First 100 Customers, April 8 and 9

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FREE FRENCH TOAST FOR KNEADERS BAKERY & CAFÉ’S FIRST 100 CUSTOMERS, APRIL 8 AND 9

Giveaway celebrates the first-ever Kneaders Bakery & Café Opening in Southern Nevada

 

Kneaders Bakery & Café is bringing their mouth-watering pastries, delectable sandwiches and unforgettable pies to residents of Southern Nevada for the first-time ever. The premier fast-casual restaurant and retail shop will open their newest location on  April 8. To celebrate the special occasion, Kneaders is offering a free meal of Chunky Cinnamon French Toast to the first 100 customers attending the grand opening festivities on April 8 and 9.

 

All day-old bread from Kneaders will be given to HELP of Southern Nevada as a way to further their efforts and support of families and individuals. In addition, 10 percent of sales on opening weekend will be donated to the junior class at Coronado High School.

 

When:             Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9

Store hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

Where:            11271 Eastern Avenue, Henderson, NV 89052

 

 

About Kneaders Bakery & Café

Founded by Gary and Colleen Worthington in 1997, Kneaders Bakery & Café is headquartered in Orem, Utah.  The award-winning fast-casual restaurant uses only the highest-quality ingredients to create fresh European hearth breads, delicious sandwiches, mouthwatering pastries, hearty soups and refreshing salads, all made in-house each day.  All restaurants provide catering services for groups of all sizes as well as a variety of retail products.  Kneaders Bakery & Café currently operates corporate-owned and franchised locations in six western states.
For more information, visit www.kneaders.com.

 

UNLV WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS: Incoming Recruit Michaela Morris Named Gatorade Nevada Girls Player Of The Year

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UNLV INCOMING RECRUIT MICHAELA MORRIS NAMED GATORADE NEVADA GIRLS SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 Incoming UNLV women’s soccer recruit Michaela Morris has been named the 2014-15 Gatorade Nevada Girls Soccer Player of the Year, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, announced on Thursday. Gatorade is in its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, and Morris becomes the second honoree from Nevada to join the current Rebel squad, as rising junior Nicole Westover was the 2012-13 selection from Nevada.

Morris is the first player from Coronado High School to be chosen as Gatorade Nevada Girls Soccer Player of the Year, and she is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Player of the Year, which will be announced in May. The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.

The 5-foot-6 senior forward scored 45 goals and passed for 18 assists this past season, leading the Cougars (16-8) to the Division I state championship game. Also the Southeast League Player of the Year, Morris battled back from a quadriceps injury to score the game-winning goal in overtime against Palo Verde High in the state semifinals. A three-time All-Southern Nevada selection and a member of the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Olympic Development Program team, she concluded her prep soccer career with 89 goals and 37 assists.

She has excelled in the classroom as well, maintaining a 4.6 weighted GPA in the classroom. A candidate for valedictorian of the Coronado High senior class, she has volunteered locally at the Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach Catholic ministry and has also donated her time to Make it Personal Love Bags, gifting wellness items to homeless people.

“Michaela was an extremely valuable player to that team,” said Frank Messina, head coach of Palo Verde High. “The fact that she went down with an injury during the tail end of the state semifinals and then came back in to score the game-winning goal against us is impressive.”

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.

Miracle Mile Shops Hosts USA Sevens Rugby Pep Rally For The USA Eagles Jan. 22

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MIRACLE MILE SHOPS HOST USA SEVENS RUGBY PEP RALLY FOR THE USA EAGLES JAN. 22 

 

WHAT: Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will hold a pep rally for the USA Eagles rugby sevens team as they prepare to compete in the 2014 USA Sevens international rugby tournament Jan. 24 – 26 at Sam Boyd Stadium. USA Sevens cheerleaders will kick off the pep rally, followed by remarks from Miracle Mile Shops General Manager Jerry Irwin and Dan Lyle, tournament director for USA Sevens Rugby and executive vice president for United World Sports, a welcome address by Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and player introductions by Head Coach Matt Hawkins. The event will also feature a performance by the Coronado High School Drum Line.

 

WHEN:
Wednesday, Jan. 22
10:45 a.m.: Music starts
11 a.m.: Pep rally begins

 

WHO:
USA Eagles
Rugby Sevens Team, Head Coach Matt Hawkins and cheerleaders
USA Sevens Rugby Tournament Director Dan Lyle
Miracle Mile Shops General Manager Jerry Irwin
Former Mayor of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman

 

WHERE:
Miracle Mile Shops
Outside at the Las Vegas Boulevard entrance by PBR Rock Bar & Grill
3663 Las Vegas Blvd., S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

ABOUT: For the third year, Miracle Mile Shops will show their support for the USA Eagles rugby sevens team with a pep rally that is free and open to the public. Everyone in attendance will be given American flags to show their support for the USA Eagles. Following the rally, guests can enjoy food and drink specials at PBR Rock Bar & Grill.

 

Miracle Mile Shops Hosts USA Sevens Rugby Pep Rally For The USA Eagles

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MIRACLE MILE SHOPS HOST USA SEVENS RUGBY PEP RALLY FOR THE USA EAGLES

 

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will hold a pep rally for the USA Eagles rugby sevens team as they prepare to compete in the 2014 USA Sevens international rugby tournament Jan. 24 – 26 at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The festivities start at 10:45 a.m. with music on the plaza near PBR Rock Bar & Grill. At 11 a.m., USA Sevens cheerleaders will kick off the pep rally, followed by remarks from Miracle Mile Shops General Manager Jerry Irwin and Dan Lyle, tournament director for USA Sevens Rugby and executive vice president for United World Sports. Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman will also be in attendance to welcome the USA Eagles, whose members will be introduced to fans by Head Coach Matt Hawkins. The event will feature a performance by the Coronado High School Drum Line. Guests can enjoy food and drink specials following the rally at PBR Rock Bar & Grill.

The event will take place outside of the center’s south entrance near PBR Rock Bar & Grill and is free and open to the public. Everyone in attendance will be given American flags to show their support for the USA Eagles.

About USA Sevens Rugby:
The annual USA Sevens international rugby tournament is the premier rugby event in North America as well as the fourth event out of nine in the HSBC Sevens World Series. USA Sevens is the only North American stop in the series. Fans in attendance will see 16 international rugby sevens teams play 45 matches during a three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings. Fans can stay updated on all the latest USA Sevens Rugby news, events and details by following on Facebook (USA Sevens Rugby Tournament And Festival) and Twitter (@USASevensRugby).

Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, rugby sevens is played with just seven players per team.  Matches have seven minute halves with two minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators.

About Miracle Mile Shops:
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and live entertainment venues.  The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.  Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.

 

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday.  For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

RUDY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MASTER OF THE HOUSE PARTICIPANTS

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RUDY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MASTER OF THE HOUSE PARTICIPANTS
Top performing arts programs across the Las Vegas Valley to compete in showcase
of ensemble musical theater talent for the chance to win scholarship prizes

The Rudy Foundation is proud to announce the participation of the Las Vegas Valley’s top performing arts programs in its first ever Master of the House competition. Kicking off its inaugural year, the event brings together the most talented youth in the “entertainment capital of the world” for a performance showcase, in which musical theater groups will compete for scholarship funds to support their programs and the chance to have football legend Rudy Ruettiger speak at their school.

Hosted by Maggie Wheeler, best known for her role as “Janice” on the #1 hit television series, Friends, the Saturday, April 6th competition will also allow students to participate in a master class workshop with their celebrity emcee, Sunday, April 7th.

“We are so thrilled to have so many phenomenal theater programs participating in our first ever Master of the House competition,” said Cheryl Ruettiger, founder and executive director of the Rudy Foundation. “The competing schools are the perfect reflection of why Las Vegas is called the ‘entertainment capital of the world.’ Las Vegas youth have an infinite amount of talent and this event is the perfect showcase of just how extraordinary they are.”

Confirmed musical theater programs include, Las Vegas Academy, Coronado High School, Sign Design Theatre Company, Broadway Bound, and the proud host school Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School.

Master of the House is part of the Rudy Foundation’s 2013 performing arts initiative, designed to provide support, awareness and funding for various youth performing arts programs throughout Las Vegas.

“My ultimate goal for this year’s performing arts initiative is to raise the funds and awareness to establish a true community center for performing arts in Las Vegas, where local theater groups can rent space for a reasonable fee and communities and families can attend affordably and experience life changing and inspiring productions,” said Ruettiger.

To help support its 2013 performing arts initiative, the Rudy Foundation has also announced the upcoming production, L.O.V.E. – A Cabaret, an afternoon of music by Las Vegas community performers that takes audiences on a journey through relationships. L.O.V.E. – A Cabaret will perform Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m. at the Summerlin Library Theatre. All proceeds will benefit the Rudy Foundation. For tickets, visit www.showtix4u.com.

Founded in 1997, the Rudy Foundation is committed to supporting youth in performing arts, sports and education. True to its mission of encouraging individuals aspiring to fulfill their dreams, the Rudy Foundation sponsors dance events, 5k races, soccer competitions, spelling bees and countless other scholarship opportunities. For more information about Master of the House and to purchase tickets, visit www.masterofthehouseshowcase.com. For more information about the Rudy Foundation, including a schedule of upcoming events, visit www.Facebook.com/RudyFoundation.

 

About the Rudy Foundation
The Rudy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and recognition of those who aspire to fulfill their dreams through character, courage, contribution and commitment. For more information, visit www.rudyinternational.com.