Imagine Las Vegas’ most popular professional teams from different sports playing against each other! At the Battle for Vegas, a charity softball game, Knights and Raiders are up to bat on the same field – all for fun and a good cause. Presented by Dollar Loan Center and hosted by Reilly Smith, the Battle for Vegas is now in its third year and is set for Monday, July 18 at Las Vegas Ballpark® at Downtown Summerlin®.
Route 206 takes you directly to Las Vegas Ballpark where the gates open at 5:30 p.m., the home run derby starts at 6:30 p.m., and the opening pitch at 7:30 p.m. Special features include a flyover, mascot appearances, and a post-game fireworks show at approximately 9 p.m.
Team Reilly includes Captain Reilly Smith and current Vegas Golden Knights members Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson, Jack Eichel, Dylan Coghlan, Keegan Kolesar, Nic Hague, Logan Thompson and Zach Whitecloud.
Team Jacobs, headed by Captain Josh Jacobs, includes current Las Vegas Raiders members Maxx Crosby, Johnathan Abram, Darren Waller, Denzel Perryman, Jayon Brown, Foster Moreau, AJ Cole and Alex Leatherwood.
The initial event launched in 2019 and has raised over $350,000 for local nonprofits. This year’s Battle for Vegas benefits the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation with funds distributed to two nonprofits: Communities In Schools of Nevada, the state’s leading dropout prevention organization that provides support and wraparound services to more than 80,000 students to ensure they have what they need to stay in school; and the Maximum Hope Foundation founded by Brad Garrett to provide financial assistance for housing and other basic needs to families of children dealing with critical, life-threatening illnesses.
Tickets for the Battle for Vegas Charity Softball Game are currently on sale. General ticket prices begin at $35. All tickets can be purchased online at www.battleforvegas.com, or at the Las Vegas Ballpark ticket office.