Off Season Events
Annual VIP Golf Outing - Southern Highlands Golf Club
On October 13th, 2014, the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl held their annual VIP Golf Outing at Southern Highlands Golf Club. It was a beautiful day in the mid-70's creating perfect golfing conditions. 132 players participated in a shotgun scramble style tournament with the chances to win prizes for best score, longest drive, and closest to the pin.
Royal Purple and Rum Chata had featured holes on the course where they had music, highlight DVD's, and drinks for all who played in the tournament. Additionally, Bud Light set up a Build-A-Bar to outside of the clubhouse to create a fun, easy-going atmosphere for the day. After all teams finished their round, the clubhouse was the hosted a viewing party for the 49ers vs. Rams Monday Night Football game.
The 2014 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:00pm. For information on tickets, please call (702) 732-3912.
Annual Ticket Kickoff Luncheon
The annual Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Kickoff Luncheon was held Sept. 18 at a new site, Vinyl Las Vegas inside the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, and drew a big crowd of local business leaders and supporters.
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director John Saccenti reminded the crowd that the bowl is more than just a game.
"We're here to talk about civic and community pride and getting some new faces involved in the game," he said. "We're here to talk about the love we have for college football. There are just 31 communities that have the privilege of hosting a college football bowl game and we want to be the best at it here in Las Vegas, a city that is great at welcoming the world."
Hosted by local radio personality Chet Buchanan, the event also featured Randy Fisher from second-year title sponsor Royal Purple as well as special guest speaker and longtime ESPN announcer Rod Gilmore.
"I got to play in one bowl game during my career at Stanford and for me and all of our guys, that became an experience we can share forever," Gilmore said. "Going to a bowl game is unique and it's something they can never take away from you. The importance that a bowl trip has on an 18-19 year old is amazing. The bowl I played in (Bluebonnet in Houston) was taken for granted and it went away after a lack of support lcoally. The bowl here is so important and critical for this community. I want you to understand what a treasure you have here."
The 2014 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, featuring a Pac-12 team against the top selection from the Mountain West, will be played Saturday, Dec. 20, at 12:30 p.m. PT (3:30 p.m. ET) at Sam Boyd Stadium and televised nationally on ABC.
Tickets, depending on location, are priced at $25, $35, $45, $65, $75 and $110 until prices increase by $10 each on Dec. 7. Fans can buy their tickets by calling (702) 739-3267 (739-FANS), going online to www.unlvtickets.com or visiting the Thomas & Mack Center box office. For more information and sponsorship opportunities call (702) 732-3912.