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Stunt Kicks Off Extreme Sport Show

Stunt Kicks Off Extreme Sport Show

Two extreme athletes took an extreme risk Wednesday and jumped off a tower at the MGM Grand.

X-Game medalist Travis Pastrana and Nitro Circus star Erik Roner BASE jumped off a tower at Signature at the MGM Grand.  The stunt launched the Nitro Circus Live event which is set for Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The show features displays of FMX, BMX and skateboarding. Nitro Circus Live is based on the popular MTV series Nitro Circus. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

 

 

 

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

The National Park Service is waiving lake use fees Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave – a savings of $16 per vessel – for boaters who show proof of completing an approved boating course.

"Statistics show that the majority of boaters who are involved in accidents report that they haven't completed a formal boating education course," Superintendent Bill Dickinson said.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics showed that in 2009, 78 percent of boating accidents and 86 percent of boat fatalities involved operators with no formal boating education.

"We're announcing this early so boaters who haven't taken a course will have a chance to do so before the holiday weekend," Dickinson said.

Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International will hold its 16th Annual Links for Life Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 5 at Las Vegas Country Club.

All proceeds raised through sponsorship, foursomes and donations, result in a direct contribution to Links for Life Foundation beneficiaries – Southern Nevada’s children in need.

The Links for Life Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, and over the past 15 years, the Foundation has donated $2,100,000 to local children’s charities. Quite often donations from Links for Life serve as the bridge between what a charity has already raised and the realization of a specific goal here in southern Nevada.

To help, Colliers International requests you become a sponsor or participant in the Links for Life Golf Tournament. They are also accepting donated auction items and packages for live and silent auctions, as well items for a raffle.

With questions, please contact Gina Jones at 735-5700.

Special Olympics Nevada hosts a FLAG FOOTBALL CLINIC March 12

Special Olympics Nevada hosts a FLAG FOOTBALL CLINIC March 12

This Saturday, Special Olympics Nevada will be presenting a free flag football clinic, open to all Special Olympic Athletes and special needs individuals. The clinic is being put on with the help of Matt Petit, a local Eagle Scout Candidate, and will feature UNLV Football players as well as players from local high schools helping teach the basics of flag football. Coach Jim Fassel will be leading the clinic, which is set to conclude with a game, special needs athletes on teams with their non-disabled partners.

The clinic will run from 3pm until 5pm at Thurman White Middle School, 1661 Galleria Drive in Henderson, Nevada. for those interested in attending, please RSVP to Melva at 702-474-0690, ext 201, by this Friday, March 11th.

Free Combine 360 Testing for Las Vegas High School Football Athletes March 13th

Free Combine 360 Testing for Las Vegas High School Football Athletes March 13th

Local High School Football Players will be given the opportunity to participate in a free Combine Training event this weekend. Combine training is a way of evaluating athletes and used as a standard for improved performance, using feedback on the results to help an athlete reach a new level.

For people interested in registering to participate in the training, please visit www.combine360/combine360/event/59. The event will take pace at the Valley High School Football Field, 2839 S. Burnham Ave Las Vegas, NV 89169 this Saturday, March 13th from 9am to 1pm.

Several local businesses have joined forces to cover the cost of the testing, which runs $99/per person, for up to 150 students. So thank you to The Fitness Source, Southern Fidelity, Terrible Herbst, Buddah Balm, and Strauss Law, who provided this opportunity to the students.