The Battle for Vegas hosted by Reilly Smith announces its collaboration with the Las Vegas Grand Prix Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX, for the event’s Home Run Derby on July 22 at Las Vegas Ballpark®.
“The Las Vegas Grand Prix Foundation is proud to support Battle for Vegas this year, and to recognize the great work of the Public Education Foundation,” said Pilar Harris, Senior Director of CSR and Government Relations for Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. “We’ve worked hard to ingrain and align ourselves with the local sports community and feel this partnership is a natural fit.”
The softball showdown, now in its fourth year, features two all-star teams of professional athletes, led by Reilly Smith of the Vegas Golden Knights and his teammates versus friends from the Las Vegas Raiders. The full roster of players will be announced soon.
Gates open on Saturday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m. The Home Run Derby, presented by the Las Vegas Grand Prix Foundation, begins 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.
Battle for Vegas launched in 2019 and has raised over $550,000 for deserving local nonprofits. 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.
"The Public Education Foundation is honored to be one of beneficiaries of Battle for Vegas this year,” said Public Education Foundation CEO Rich Broome. "This investment in the PEF Teacher Superstore will provide our most under-resourced students with school supplies through the teachers who know their needs best. Special thanks to Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. for its commitment to the community and for recognizing heroes worldwide, including our teachers here in Southern Nevada."
New for 2023 is a Battle for Vegas Fan Fest event which takes 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 autograph signings from players. Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. will also have a presence at Fan Fest with special photo opportunities, giveaways and more.
Tickets for the Battle for Vegas Charity Softball Game are now on sale. General ticket prices begin at $35 for the game. All tickets can be purchased online at www.battleforvegas.com, www.ticketmaster.com or at the Las Vegas Ballpark ticket office. Individual and corporate sponsorships are available. For more information about group tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact James Sullivan at [email protected].
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.
About The Las Vegas Grand Prix Foundation
The Las Vegas Grand Prix Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the FORMULA 1 HEINEKENSILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX, has received federal tax-exempt status as a charitable organization under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation was established in 2022 to create a lasting positive impact in Southern Nevada.