Longtime Bowl Supporter Passes Away

LAS VEGAS - Longtime community leader and Las Vegas Committee member Roy Woofter passsed away January 25 at the age of 79.

Woofter, a Wyoming native who graduated from the University of Nevada and then earned his law degree from Georgetown, was a former Las Vegas City Councilman, Clark County District Attorney and a justice court judge.

"He was one of the original originals," Las Vegas Bowl Executive Committee member and LVCVA President Rossi Ralenkotter, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Woofter was heavily involved with sports in Southern Nevada for decades, including supporting UNLV, minor league baseball and helping develop and grow the now 21-year-old Las Vegas Bowl.

"Roy was an invaluable member of our committee for more than two decades and was truly a friend of the Bowl," Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director Dan Hanneke said. "Our condolences go out to his wife, Diane, and the entire Woofter family. Roy will really be missed by everyone."