Locomotives to kick off season
The Las Vegas Locomotives United Football League team is set to play its first game of the season at 5 p.m. Saturday against the Omaha Nighthawks at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road. A pregame Fan Fest is scheduled from 3 p.m. Regular tickets are $10-$30. Junior tickets for fans 15 or younger are $5-$15. For more information, visit lasvgaslocos.com or call 877-5626.
Senior Rodeo finals are this week
The Senior Pro Rodeo National Finals are scheduled to running all day and much of the night Wednesday through Saturday at Horseman’s Park, 5800 E. Flamingo Road. A daily highlight is a tribute to silver screen cowboys scheduled at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the gate. For a full schedule of events, tickets and more information, visit seniorrodeo.com or call 928-684-9566.
RED ROCK 5K SET FOR Saturday
The Red Rock 5K is planned for 8 a.m. Saturday at the Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive.
The walk for charity portion is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m.
New-Com and Ryno Running have teamed up with the golf club for a safe, scenic course using the golf course’s concrete cart path.
Entry fee for the walk is $25 and benefits After-School All-Stars Las Vegas. The 5K entry fee is $30. Cash prizes will be awarded.
To register, visit redrock5k.com.
Bootleg Canyon trail ride planned
Nevada’s first 24-hour relay cycling event “24 Hours of Bootleg Canyon” is scheduled for Oct. 29 at Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park in Boulder City. The race includes a BBQ and bonfire with live rock ‘n’ roll music. To register or for more information, go to 24hoursofbootleg.com.
Lake Mead Triathlon scheduled
In recognition of Veterans Day, the inaugural Lake Mead Triathlon is scheduled for Nov. 12 at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City. The Lake Mead Triathlon is the last triathlon for the West Coast and benefits Operation Rebound. Early registration ends Sept. 30, with fees currently ranging from $65 to $150 for individual participants and $250 to $500 for relay participation. For more information, go to lakemeadtri.com.
BLM TO HOST FEE-free DAYS
The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands for National Public Lands Day on Nov. 11-13 for the Veterans Day holiday weekend.
These fee-free days also apply to areas managed within the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System.
Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals and group day use, will remain in effect. For more information, visit blm.gov.
Mayor’s Cup International Showcase nominated for award
The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase is being recommended for the prestigious international Peace and Sport Award. In a message from the Consulate of Monaco in Las Vegas to the city and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, consul Jonathan Warren announced that he was placing the soccer tournament in the running for the honor.
The Peace and Sport Award was founded by Olympic pentathlete Joel Bouzou and officially recognized by Prince Albert II of Monaco. The purpose of the honor is “to elevate humanity through the universal interaction of friendly competition and sportsmanship.”
The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase is co-hosted each February over Presidents Day weekend by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club. Last year more than 6,000 youth soccer players, ages 14 to 19, from eight foreign countries and 26 states took part. The tournament has become the largest youth soccer tournament in the country.
The tournament originally started as a means of bringing youth players from Rosarito, Mexico, to Las Vegas so the young players could share a passion for soccer. Since then, the tournament has grown into a major youth sports event, attracting nearly 150 college soccer coaches and recruiters. The Mayor’s Cup also provides a significant boost to the local economy. Sporting events and programs from around the world have been recommended for Peace and Sport Awards in at least five categories. The winners are expected to be announced in Monaco on Oct. 27.
Dew Tour set to hit Hard Rock
World-class skateboarders and BMX riders are set to compete in The Dew Tour Championships Oct. 13-16 at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. Competition types include Skate Street, Skate Vert, BMX Vert, BMX Park and BMX Dirt contests. The schedule is as follows:
Friday: A free FMX Best Whip contest presented by Hart & Huntington will feature Las Vegas native Carey Hart in the afternoon, followed by the Skate Street finals at the Joint with a special musical guest.
Saturday: BMX Dirt finals on a technical course designed by Las Vegas native and MTV host TJ Lavin.
Sunday: A party at the Hard Rock Hotel with the Vert Ramp built over the pool for the BMX Vert and Skate Vert finals.
The Dew Tour Championships Festival Village will be open and free to the public throughout the weekend. Tickets are available on allisports.com/dew-tour. For more information, visit allisports.com/dew-tour/event/las-vegas-2011/info/event-info.
West Las Vegas Schools Flag Football League begins play today
West Las Vegas schools flag football league opened free registration Sept. 6 for elementary school children at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St. League play begins today . All games will be played at the Doolittle Community Center field. For more information, contact Archie Reese at 229-1735 or 229-6374.
Racquetball Leagues gearing up
Minker Adult Racquetball Leagues are set to begin registration Monday until leagues are full at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road. Costs are $5 for members and $25 for nonmembers per league. Games are set from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 17 through Nov. 28.
Intermediate/advanced singles play is set for Mondays or Wednesdays, and novice singles play is set for Tuesdays or Thursdays. Play five matches each week during a six-week season, plus participate in an end-of-season tournament. For more information, call 229-6563.
Adaptive quad rugby tournament scheduled for oct. 14-16
An all-ages Helter Skelter Quad Rugby Tournament is set for Oct. 14-16 at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road, 229-6563; and Dula Gymnasium, 441 E. Bonanza Road, 229-6307. Watch regional teams compete during this annual event, which is free for spectators. For more information, call 229-4796.
Walk n Roll set
Ward 4’s 11th annual Las Vegas Walk ‘n’ Roll/5K Run for ALS of Nevada is set for Oct. 15 at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way. The event is for all ages. On-site registration begins 6 a.m.; the 5K run starts at 8 a.m.; and the Walk ‘n’ Roll starts at 8:15 a.m. An awards ceremony and tree dedication are to follow. A minimum $25 donation is required for ages 6 or older, which includes a T-shirt and continental breakfast. The event is free for children 5 and younger.
Councilman Stavros Anthony is set to welcome participants at 7:45 a.m. For information and advance registration, visit als.kintera.org/walknroll or call 777-0500.
Tennis alliance to host tournament to benefit Golden Rainbow
The Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance is set to host a tennis tournament Friday through Saturday at Darling Tennis Center, 7901 W. Washington Ave., with proceeds benefiting Golden Rainbow.
The deadline for player entry was Oct. 2. A draw party will be held to determine the tournament bracket from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Charlie’s Las Vegas, 5012 Arville St., and all players are invited to attend. Entry to watch matches is free and open to the public. Matches begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and run through 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on the tournament, contact Jim Lash at 338-1721 or email@example.com.
GLTA’s Las Vegas tournament features more than 100 players from all over the U.S., Canada and Europe. Each year, GLTA hosts more than 50 tournaments throughout the world. In 2006, the event raised more than $6,000 for Golden Rainbow. For more information on GLTA, visit www.glta.net.
Adult Softball Leagues to begin
Adult softball leagues began Oct. 3 for those 18 or older from 6:30 to
10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Doc Romeo Park, 2825 Ronemus Drive; Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave; and Veterans Memorial Fields, 400 Stewart Ave. Costs are $475 per team, plus umpire fees of $192. Divisions include Coed Rec, Coed D and Men’s D, Men’s D+. Season includes seven weeks of regular-season play (one doubleheader per week) plus an end-of-season tournament or seeded play. Teams can register online at clvbeyondtheneon.com or in person at the Municipal Sports Office located on the second floor of City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave., in the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department. For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/adultsports or call 229-1642.
Desert Breeze indoor pool celebrates 10-year anniversary
The Desert Breeze Indoor Pool is set to celebrate its 10-year anniversary from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the facility, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road. Admission will be $1 all day in honor of the event. Adult lap swim hours that day are 6 to 10 a.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. Family swim hours are 8 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 455-7798 and select option 2.
Mayor’s Cup soccer tournament set
The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Soccer Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 28-30. Team registration was $595 for 10- to 15-year-olds and ended Sept. 6. Admission is free for spectators, and all ages are allowed to view the games. Tournament headquarters are at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, 7353 Eugene Ave., and games are set to be at Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave., and other fields as assigned.
The platinum-ranked City of Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Soccer Tournament is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club. Last year’s tournament featured 290 youth soccer teams from 11 different U.S. states, as well as Canada and Mexico. The event offers gold and silver levels for boys and girls ages 10-15. Teams are guaranteed three games. Individual awards are offered for first and second place. The Mayor’s Cup is also the only tournament in Southern Nevada that offers a TOPSoccer flight. For more information, go to lvmayorscup.com.
southern highlands to host
charity walk and fall festival
Southern Highlands is scheduled to host its seventh annual fall festival 5K and one-mile walk on Oct. 22. The race is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goett Family Park, along Southern Highlands Parkway, south of Somerset Hills.
The festival, which is free, starts after the walk.
Registration prices for the race vary based on when you sign up and for which race.
Proceeds will benefit the Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation, the Southern Highlands Boys & Girls Club, the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada and We R Community.
Last year’s event raised more than $100,000.
For more information or to register, visit SH5K.com or call 263-1000.
HENDERSON LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER SOCCER COACHES
The city of Henderson’s sports office is looking for volunteer youth soccer coaches.
Practices began Sept. 6. The season is slated to run from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5.
The opportunity is open to any person with experience in the field or who is willing to learn.
Volleyball Leagues registration
Adult Coed Recreational Sand Volleyball Leagues registration for those 18 or older runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. The cost is $150 per team. Season includes seven weeks (two games per week) of regular-season play, plus an end-of-season tournament. Teams can register online at clvbeyondtheneon.com or in person at the Municipal Sports Office located on the second floor of City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave., in the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department. For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/adultsports or call 229-1642.