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Flyball Tournament to Benefit Animal Organization

Flyball Tournament to Benefit Animal Organization

 

Fast-flying canines will be doing their best to win at an interesting competition going on this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The dogs will be competing in the Fly’N Aces Need4Speed Flyball Tournament. The event starts at 7:45 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Nationwide Series garage in the superspeedway infield.

More than 300 dogs will be part of the Flyball event. The dogs will race from the starting line, jump over a line of hurdles, release a tennis ball from a spring-loaded box, grab the ball as it shoots in the air and then return the ball to their handlers.

The event will benefit the Greg Biffle Foundation. The foundation was started by NASCAR driver Greg Biffle and his wife to improve the well-being of animals. The event is free and open to the public.

NASCAR Awards Staying in Las Vegas

NASCAR Awards Staying in Las Vegas

NASCAR announced Monday its awards ceremony and Champion’s Week will stay in Las Vegas for the next three years.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will take place at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, November 30. The awards will be a culmination of Champion’s Week, which is a week-long celebration for the Sprint Cup Series champion and NASCAR fans.

“Experience tells us that Las Vegas creates the perfect backdrop for our sport and our fans to join us in celebrating a NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship,” said Steve Phelps, chief marketing officer for NASCAR. “Returning Champion’s Week and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards to Vegas for the next three years will help our loyal fans crystallize their plans to join us in putting the finishing touches on the season that was with a series of intriguing events across the city.”

Nellis Airmen Named Grand Marshals at Henderson Parade

 

Five airmen from Nellis Air Force Base will serve as grand marshals for Saturday’s Henderson Heritage Parade. The event honors the 59-year history of Henderson.

Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

It's one thing to be in the military and constantly moving around the country. It's something quite different to be pregnant while your spouse is overseas and you're left living in a community far away from family and friends.

That is how Operation Showers of Appreciation got started. It's a way to support those military families who need a good friend to throw them a baby shower when they need it most. 

Again this year Operation Showers of Appreciation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, will be assisting more than 100 military moms with all the things they need as a new parent, or soon-to-be parent.

"To have the opportunity to support and lift up these mothers is just fantastic. It helps ensure moms have what they need and reassures deployed dads that their loved ones are cared for so they can focus on their mission," said Kimberly Felshaw, President of Operation Showers of Appreciation.

Police and Thunderbirds Compete on the Softball Diamond

Police and Thunderbirds Compete on the Softball Diamond

North Las Vegas Police will be facing off against the United States Air Force Thunderbirds in a softball game Saturday.

The ninth annual charity softball tournament starts at noon at Mojave High School, 5302 Goldfield Street. The money raised in the tournament will go to nearby Elizondo Elementary School.

Besides the softball game, there will be performances by the North Las Vegas Police Department Honor Guard and the K-9 unit. There will also be a chance for people to meet and get autographs from the USAF Thunderbirds. There will be on-site food vendors along with a raffle.

The event is free and open to the public.

Fire Station Open House Offers Summer Safety Info

Fire Station Open House Offers Summer Safety Info

 

The local community is invited to a Clark County Fire Department open house on Saturday, April 28.

It will take place at Fire Station 23, 4250 E. Alexander Road near Lamb Boulevard, from noon to 3 p.m.

Station 23 is located in Commission District D, which includes downtown Las Vegas and the central valley. Visitors can meet the firefighters who serve their neighborhoods and tour the fire station.

5K to Honor Fallen Service Members

 

There will be a special 5K run this weekend to honor fallen members of the military and to help the families they left behind.

The 2nd annual Windy 25 Memorial 5K will start at 9 a.m. Saturday. The run will start at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The money raised this weekend will go Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors or TAPS. The group provides support and services to people who have a lost a loved one in service of the country.

The race is dedicated to the members of the Windy 25 crew. The group was killed when their Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Afghanistan in 2005. During last year’s race, more than $36,000 was raised for TAPS.