Las Vegas 51s In The Community
The Las Vegas 51s have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada. Las Vegas Triple-A baseball was born on April 10, 1983 before a crowd of 10,622 at Cashman Field. The 2013 season will mark the 31st campaign in the Silver State (1983-2012).
The 51s pride themselves in giving back to the community of Las Vegas and to help and aid in annual school functions, children's hospital visits and charity events with various businesses and organizations in the Las Vegas valley.
"The 51s franchise is dedicated to be a community partner and we need to give back to the city that we play in," 51s Executive Director Don Logan said. "We have provided fun and exciting entertainment during the summer months for the citizens of Southern Nevada for three decades and 51s baseball is a very important entity in this community."
The Las Vegas franchise annually coordinates mascot appearances for Cosmo and donates team merchandise and/or discounted game tickets for numerous schools, businesses and charities. The 51s schedule seasonal player appearances at schools, conduct Little League Baseball Autograph Days at Cashman Field, annual School Day Game and children's hospital visits featuring the players.
The Las Vegas 51s staff also volunteers their time to read to school children during Nevada Reading Week, answer phones during Vegas PBS (KLVX) television pledge drive and assisted radio stations with the 4 corners food drive during the Holidays.
The 51s have assisted over the years, to name a few, with: American Cancer Society, Tip A 51 Luncheon (to benefit Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer, Nevada Diabetes Association and American Heart Association), Boys & Girls Club, Desert Research Institute (Nevada Medal Dinner), Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon), Las Vegas Police Protective Association Metro, Inc., Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Las Vegas Nursing Facility (National Nursing Home Week), Lied Discovery Children's Museum, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The March of Dimes (WalkAmerica event), Nevada Child Seekers, Nevada Commission for National & Community Service, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), UNLV National Youth Sports Programs, the Rape Crisis Center, The Shade Tree and The Southern Nevada affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Organization.