The Raiders are providing the opportunity for youth in Southern Nevada to attend a Las Vegas Aces WNBA game at the Mandalay Bay Event Center free of charge. The Raiders are also providing bus transportation to and from the game as well as food vouchers and Silver and Black-themed items.
“The Vegas Golden Knights and the Las Vegas Aces are our Brothers and Sisters in bringing professional sports to Las Vegas,” said Raiders Owner Mark Davis. “The community benefits of professional sports are tremendous. In particular, the women who play for the Las Vegas Aces are great role models for the young women all over Southern Nevada. We are excited to bring hundreds of those young women to see for themselves what can be accomplished through hard work and determination.”
The Raiders purchased a total of 1,600 tickets—200 tickets per eight Aces regular season home games, which began with the July 21 contest vs. the Minnesota Lynx. The Aces presently are tied for the best record in the WNBA and have the best home record in the Western Conference.
The Raiders are in turn distributing those tickets to various Southern Nevada-based youth organizations, starting Clark County School District high school girls’ basketball teams, Jr. Las Vegas Aces, National Youth Sports Nevada and Henderson Parks and Recreation.
For the July 23 Aces game vs. the Seattle Storm, selected Raiders guests from the community organizations will participate in a pregame “Ball Exchange” following the National Anthem when each participant will receive a basketball from an Aces player as a souvenir.