South Point Hotel and Casino Becomes New Host for Annual Big City Showdown Between Findlay Prep and Bishop Gorman
The annual Big City Showdown (BCS), featuring two of Las Vegas’ stellar high school basketball teams from Findlay College Prep and Bishop Gorman, will debut in its new home at the South Point Arena for the fourth annual running of the event Monday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. South Point Hotel and Casino will permanently serve as the host venue of this annual event showcasing Las Vegas’ best high school talent.
“Some of the top young basketball players in the entire country are playing in our backyard, and we couldn’t be more excited to have these players competing at the South point during the Big City Showdown,” said South Point Hotel and Casino General Manager Ryan Growney. “This event is just another opportunity for us to showcase our commitment to the local community and our local customers.”
The BCS matchup, sponsored by Findlay Toyota, showcases the area’s most talented high school players from two of Las Vegas’ premier high school basketball teams. The game will highlight players from Findlay College Prep, currently the top nationally ranked team, competing against Bishop Gorman, currently ranked at number seven in the nation.
“We start our workout each and every day with this game on our minds,” said Grant Rice, head coach of Bishop Gorman. “We look forward to the challenge of once again playing the top-ranked Pilots.”
Last year’s showcase drew in a sold-out crowd of students, professional athletes, entertainers, politicians and local sports fans who witnessed Findlay Prep earn a hard fought victory in double overtime again their rivals.
“This is the game our players look forward to most on our schedule,” said Todd Simon, the new head coach of Findlay College Prep. “Having a game where every player knows each other creates a rivalry-like atmosphere unseen anywhere else.”
In the days leading up to the showdown, South Point Bowling Center will host a bowling tournament featuring athletes from the Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) organization in addition to the Findlay College Prep and Bishop Gorman teams. All proceeds from the bowling tournament and BCS event will benefit the SONV organization.
Adding to the adrenaline of the day, South Point Arena will host a pre-game viewing party for the National Championship football game occurring prior to the BCS matchup. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and include food and drink specials for fans as they eagerly count down the minutes until the BCS tips off.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased for $12. 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 website. Tickets may also be purchased through Findlay Toyota.
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:
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is a 2,200-room resort in Las Vegas providing affordable luxury while catering to visitors and locals alike. This casino destination features a world-class spa, bingo, ten restaurants, showroom, equestrian arena, convention center, exhibit hall, bowling center, 16 movie theatres and all of the casino games that made Las Vegas famous. The property opened in 2005 and expanded its casino in 2010. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare.