VEGAS THRILL NAMES TONY LOVITT OFFICIAL PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER; MERCEDES MARTINEZ TO SERVE AS EMCEE AND HOST
Tony Lovitt and Mercedes Martinez Set to Headline Vegas Thrill
As excitement builds for the inaugural season of Vegas Thrill, the first professional volleyball team in Las Vegas, the organization proudly announces the appointment of Tony Lovitt as the official Public Address Announcer. Joining him as the official Emcee and Host is the celebrated Mercedes Martinez, known for her role as the host of “Mercedes in the Morning” on KMXB/Mix 94.1 and “Las Vegas NOW” on KLAS-CBS. Bringing decades of experience and unparalleled charisma, Lovitt and Martinez promise to elevate the Vegas Thrill experience with excitement, laughter and thrills.
With over four decades of experience, Lovitt’s distinctive voice has resonated across a multitude of prestigious sports and entertainment events throughout North America. Lovitt’s illustrious career boasts a remarkable repertoire of venues, including notable appearances at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. His talent has also graced international stages, such as the 2011 pre-Olympic volleyball tournament at Earl’s Court in London, UK, and the 1990 Goodwill Games held in Spokane and Seattle, Washington.
“I’m grateful to the Thrill for this wonderful opportunity and I’m very much looking forward to bringing energy to the Dollar Loan Center for them throughout their inaugural season,” said Lovitt. “Volleyball has been a huge component of my professional career and I’m delighted to be able to play a small part in helping to make the Thrill successful in my adopted hometown.”
In addition to Lovitt’s appointment, the Vegas Thrill organization is delighted to announce Mercedes Martinez, beloved radio personality of “Mercedes in the Morning” on KMXB/ Mix 94.1 and host of “Las Vegas NOW” on KLAS-CBS, will serve as the official Emcee/Host of Vegas Thrill. Martinez brings her infectious energy and charm to the role, promising unforgettable moments for fans both in the arena and listening at home.
“Being named the official Emcee for Vegas Thrill fills me with absolute joy,” said Mercedes Martinez. “Volleyball holds a special place in my heart for numerous reasons. As a devoted club volleyball mom, I not only bring passion as a fan but also a deep connection to the sport, and I can’t wait to bring the excitement to every game and make unforgettable memories for our fans.”
Vegas Thrill is one of seven U.S. teams for the inaugural Pro Volleyball Federation season in 2024, while Dallas, Indianapolis and Kansas City have been announced as 2025 expansion teams. In 2024, Vegas Thrill will play 24 matches which includes 12 at home and 12 on the road in the regular season. The team’s home opener is set for Feb. 15 against the Supernovas at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson.
Season memberships and Single Match Tickets are available now ranging from $29 to $114 per match for 12 home contests. Full season and half season VIP membership will be available as well. Single match tickets are on sale and available on VegasThrill.com.
ABOUT VEGAS THRILL
From the city that never sleeps, known for its high energy and even higher stakes, Vegas Thrill embodies the spirit of Las Vegas as its new generation of professional athletes and world-class entertainment. The Vegas Thrill is one of seven professional volleyball teams in the inaugural year of the Pro Volleyball Federation, priding itself on respect for athletes and providing fans with the world-class experience for which Vegas is known. The team is owned by Andy Abboud (Las Vegas Sands), Jon Bruning (former Nebraska Attorney General), the Foley Entertainment Group (Vegas Golden Knights), and City+Ventures (National investment and business acceleration organization investing in women’s professional volleyball). For more information and to stay up to date on the latest news, please visit VegasThrill.com.
ABOUT PRO VOLLEYBALL FEDERATION
Pro Volleyball Federation is REAL PRO VOLLEYBALL and the premier women’s professional volleyball league in North America. Pro Volleyball Federation began play in January 2024 with world class players and coaches, including some of America’s greatest volleyball players and elite players from around the world. Our entire focus is on ensuring that our level and quality of play, treatment of players, quality of event presentations, and day-to-day fan experience is world class and the very best offered in North America. For more information, visit ProVolleyball.com.
ABOUT FOLEY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Established by Bill Foley in 2021, Foley Entertainment Group operates the Foley Family’s growing portfolio of entertainment properties, highlighted by the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League; AFC Bournemouth of the Premier League; the Henderson Silver Knights of the American Hockey League; the Vegas Knight Hawks of the Indoor Football League; two community hockey facilities in the Las Vegas Valley; The Dollar Loan Center sports and entertainment venue in Henderson, NV; the Folded Flag Foundation; the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation; Hotel Les Mars, Chalkboard Restaurant and Goodnight’s restaurant in Healdsburg, CA; Farmhouse Inn and Farmhouse Restaurant in Forestville, CA; Hotel Californian and Blackbird restaurant in Santa Barbara, CA; Whitefish Mountain in Whitefish, MT; Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard in Dundee, OR; and a number of other assets. The Foley Entertainment Group is committed to providing five-star service and experiences to its fans, guests, customers and clients. For more information on the Foley Entertainment Group, visit foleyentertainmentgroup.com