LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas valley’s biggest sports stars went head-to-head at the ballpark Saturday for the Battle for Vegas and it was all for a good cause.
Raiders and Golden Knights players swung away with the help of a few legend players in the charity softball event.
The teams were led by Reilly Smith of VGK and pro football Hall of Famer and former Raider Marcus Allen.
While some players may be sticking with either hockey or football, fans enjoyed it either way.
"They’re having a good time. They’re out there trying to play and having a great time,” Kim Dove, who lives in Las Vegas, said.
The money that was raised was given to the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation with proceeds benefiting Grant A Gift Autism Foundation, Ackerman Center and Miracle League Las Vegas.
Players said they were just glad to be out on the field again after last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic. The event in 2019 helped raise more than $136,000 for local nonprofits.
"There is a lot of things that got in the way, but we hope to do it every year and it is just great that it is finally coming around and we are able to give back to the community that has welcomed us here,” Smith said, of the Vegas Golden Knights.
Fans agreed and are hoping to see more of the event next year.
“We’re all back. The place is crowded, it’s packed and it’s awesome. It’s loud and we have a lot of people here and it’s fun,” local Q Myers said.
The Raiders stars took the game against the Golden Knights stars in a 25-16 final.