The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities is teaming with the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer by hosting the inaugural Kick-It Las Vegas kickball tournament on Saturday, April 23.
The family friendly event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas intramural fields on the corner of Harmon Avenue and Swenson Street. Anyone age 6 and above is eligible to play in the first-year event, with teams of 12 to 15 players squaring off in a bracket-style tournament for fun and prizes.
A $35 donation is required for each player, and awards will be given to the top three teams, as well as the team with the most creative uniform. Participants may sign up as individuals or register full teams for the day-long event.
Money raised at the event will be donated to the Las Vegas SCC Chapter and the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation.
"We're so excited to host our first kickball tournament, and it is a special joy to be able to partner with the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation to help make a difference," Las Vegas SCC Chapter Director Paulette Anderson said. "Far too many children suffer from cancer, and we are dedicated to helping support them in their fight. It's going to be a great day at UNLV, and we encourage everyone to join a team and help us kick it to cancer!"
Each team is guaranteed to play two games, and all players will receive an official Kick-It gift. Bleachers will be made available, and participants are allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, but pets are not permitted.
Tents sized 10x10 and smaller are also allowed, but no staking will be permitted. No bottles or alcohol is allowed at the event, but a water bottle refill station will be provided.
SCC-Las Vegas is partnering with the UNLV Campus Recreational Services and the World Amateur Kickball Association (WAKA) to host the inaugural event, which also has the support of FOX 5, Kick It for Children's Cancer, CBS Radio, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Players can register at www.scclasvegas.org or by calling 702-632-8242.