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


About Findlay College Prep
Findlay College Prep ( 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 ( 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.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Names Liberty High School Student Winner of 2014 Guitar Pin Design Contest



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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino names Caitlin Grant of Liberty High School the winner of its second annual Guitar Pin Design Contest.  The limited-edition pin is on sale now for $12.95 in The Hard Rock Store; 100 percent of the net proceeds benefit The Public Education Foundation to help support fine art scholarships throughout the community.


The 18-year-old’s design was selected from more than 1,300 entries. Grant will be honored with an awards ceremony at Liberty High School as well as receive prizes valued up to $1,000. Prizes included her artwork framed and displayed in The Hard Rock Store, one-night stay in the Real World Suite, breakfast at Mr. Lucky’s Café, one-day pool cabana rental, dinner at 35 Steaks + Martinis and more.


Each year, Hard Rock Hotel partners with The Public Education Foundation and Clark County School District to encourage local students to channel their inner artist to create a new design for the hotel’s signature guitar pins. The annual contest is open to all students in the Clark County School Districts.


For more information on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, please visit


About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Saturdays and Sundays and RELAX Mondays; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.