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Race at Speedway to Benefit Wounded Warriors

Race at Speedway to Benefit Wounded Warriors

 

Neighbors will join forces on Memorial Day weekend to raise money for a great cause.

The Speedway Soldiers’ Run will take place starting at 7:30 a.m. May 27 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Proceeds from the 5k run/mile walk will benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and the Wounded Warriors Project.

Registration will take place at 7:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 8:45 a.m. The race will begin at 9 a.m. on the 1.5-mile superspeedway.

Participants ages 12 and older must register. All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt and bib on the day of the event. Strollers are welcome, but no pets are allowed.

Online pre-registration is $35. Registration on the day of the event is $40. Participants may register online at http://m.active.com/running/las-vegas-nv/speedway-soldiers-run-2013.

Luncheon Honors Impact of Nellis in Southern Nevada

Luncheon Honors Impact of Nellis in Southern Nevada

 

The impact of Nellis Air Force Base and its servicemen and women will be honored next month at a business luncheon.

The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce will host the event Tuesday, March 19, at Texas Station. Major General Jeffery G. Lofgren, commander of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis, will be the keynote speaker and will discuss Nellis’ role in the military, as well as the relationship between Nellis and the southern Nevada community.

Nellis Air Force Base has an estimated $5 billion economic impact on Las Vegas. More than 8,500 military and 4,200 civilian personnel are employed at Nellis, Creech Air Force Base and the Nevada Test and Training Range.

Registration and the Nellis showcase will open at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch will run from noon to 1 p.m. Cost of the event is $50 for Chamber members and $65 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at LVChamber.com.

Call It "The Danica Discount" at LVMS

Call It "The Danica Discount" at LVMS

 

The longer Danica Patrick can remain the front of the field in Sunday’s Daytona 500, the less tickets for the 2014 NASCAR Weekend will cost.

The speedway is offering a $1 discount off 2014 tickets for every lap Patrick leads in NASCAR’s biggest race. The offer is good until the green flag flies for Sunday’s race at Daytona.

“Danica has been headline news since she won the pole on Sunday, and it’ll add some excitement for our race fans to join in her success,” LVMS president Chris Powell said. “And there’s a minimum guarantee – everyone who takes part in this offer is guaranteed a minimum of a $10 discount, even if she leads fewer than 10 laps.  But if she leads more than that, it’s a dollar off each ticket for each of those laps led.”

Patrick became the first woman ever to win a pole position for a NASCAR Sprint Cup race when she edged out Jeff Gordon during qualifying.

Rugby Players to Hold Clinics on Base

Rugby Players to Hold Clinics on Base

 

Members of rugby teams in southern Nevada for the USA Sevens event will hold a clinic Wednesday for children as well as active military personnel at Nellis Air Force Base.

The event will be held at the Warrior Fitness Center. A clinic for children ages 5 - 18 will be held from noon to 2 p.m. An active-duty clinic will be held for all skill levels from 2 to 3 p.m., and a meet-and-greet will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

There will also be 30 rugby players from the U.S. Air Force's team; 15 rugby players from the U.S. Air Force Academy's team; 12 rugby players from the U.S. Army's team; and 12 rugby players from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard team. Coaches from all the services will also be present at this event.

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

If it’s time to forget about that lost love once and for all, Goodwill wants to help.

Event to Celebrate Improvements at Raptor Play Park

Event to Celebrate Improvements at Raptor Play Park

 

The grand opening of phase two of the Raptor Play Park in the Thunderbird Family Sports Complex will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

The 10-acre sports complex is located at 6105 N. Durango Drive, at the northwest corner of Tropical Parkway and Durango. Some light refreshments will be available.

The F-22 Raptor is the centerpiece of the park, appearing to fly above a monument plaza with contrail-shaped curved steel beams anchored in a concrete base providing support. The Raptor was selected due to its use in the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base. The Thunderbird Family Sports Complex pays tribute to the United States Air Force and all military families in the  valley.

Electric Daisy Carnival Tickets On Sale Wednesday

Electric Daisy Carnival Tickets On Sale Wednesday

 

Tickets go on sale Wednesday for this year's Electric Daisy Carnival music festival.

The box office opens at noon Pacific Time. Three-day general admission tickets start at $289 and VIP tickets start at $500. Those prices do not include service fees. There is also a layaway pricing option. Single-day tickets are not available.

The organizers are also offering travel packages that include hotel deals and shuttle passes.

The EDC will again be at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21, 22 and 23.  There are also special pool parties, dayclub events and nightclub bashes in the days surrounding the actual festival dates.

When the early bird tickets went on sale in November, the tickets sold out in an hour.

To purchase tickets, go to electricdaisycarnival.com.