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Governor Sisolak Celebrates Las Vegas Aces Championship in Sports Capital of the World

Governor Sisolak: “This is why Las Vegas is the sports capital of the world. Between the Aces, the Raiders, the Golden Knights, F1, it’s phenomenal… and there’s more to come.”

Yesterday, Governor Sisolak attended the Las Vegas Aces championship parade and officially declared September 20th as “Las Vegas Aces Day” in the state of Nevada. 

The Las Vegas Aces are one of several professional sports teams that Governor Sisolak pushed to bring to Nevada as a County Commissioner and later as governor. In total, professional sporting teams and events including the Las Vegas Aces, Raiders, Golden Knights, and Allegiant Stadium have brought over $3 billion in economic impact and revenue to Nevada. Next year, the Formula One Grand Prix race alone is anticipated to have an $1 billion economic impact in Nevada. 

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NBA TV: Governor Sisolak Declares National Aces Day

Governor Sisolak: “We need to pack the house at every game next year, we’ll see you next year, go Aces!”

FOX5: Governor Sisolak Celebrates Aces

Governor Sisolak: “I’m so proud of these women for what they did. They’re role models on the court and off the court.”

KTNV: Governor Sisolak Proclaims Aces Day

Governor Sisolak: “It took a group of women to bring the first championship to Las Vegas!”

Telemundo: Gobernador Sisolak Celebra Los Aces

Governor Sisolak: “We are declaring today…Las Vegas Aces Day in the State of Nevada!”

CNN: Las Vegas Aces celebrate WNBA title in style with championship parade on the Strip

  • She was joined in celebrating the fans by Nevada governor Steve Sisolak who gave the Aces a key to the Las Vegas Strip as well as declaring Tuesday Las Vegas Aces Day in the state.
  • “It is incredible; these women deserve it so much,” Sisolak said. “They’re great leaders on the court, but off the court, they’re an inspiration to every young person, especially young women who now know that if they can dream it, it can come true.”

Las Vegas Sun: ‘We’re just getting started’: Las Vegas gets its parade as Aces bring first pro sports title home

  • Gov. Steve Sisolak further set the tone for the festivities by declaring Tuesday to be Las Vegas Aces Day.
  • “It took a group of women to bring the first championship to Las Vegas,” Sisolak said. “We are so proud of these ladies for what they did, not just on the court but off the court. They are role models in our community. Every young gal has to know if you can dream it, you can achieve it, because that’s what they have done, and we are so incredibly proud of them.”
  • Sisolak then called on Plum to join him at the podium to do her signature dog bark, and the two woofed into the microphone to the delight of everyone in attendance.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Aces, fans converge on Strip for WNBA championship party

  • Despite Las Vegas being in its major league professional sports infancy, watching the dream of a championship parade making its way down the Strip come true was a magnificent sight for Gov. Steve Sisolak.
  • “This community loves the Aces, and they’re just such a part of this community because they can relate with these women so easily,” Sisolak said. “They take pride in what they’ve accomplished. … We’re sure going to enjoy this celebration.”
  • Sisolak was proud of the team not only what they did on the court, but also for what they mean to those who look up to them off the court.
  • “It is incredible; these women deserve it so much,” Sisolak said. “They’re great leaders on the court but off the court they’re an inspiration to every young person, especially young women who now know that if they can dream it, it can come true.”
  • Sisolak marked the historic day by proclaiming Tuesday as Las Vegas Aces Day throughout the state.
  • “It’s really cool to be able to honor the team in this way,” the governor said. “It’s something that I’m thrilled to be able to do. … Knowing that this community has rallied around them so much and cares so much about them, as individuals, I think it’s a really special feeling right now.”

Sports Illustrated: Las Vegas Celebrates Aces’ First WNBA Title With Parade, Party

  • Beyond the players and fans, Nevada governor Steve Sisolak declared Sept. 20 as Las Vegas Aces Day across the state. “We couldn’t be prouder of our new @WNBA champions @LVAces,” Sisolak tweeted. 

CBS: 2022 WNBA championship parade: Aces celebrate first major pro sports title for Las Vegas

  • The Las Vegas Aces earned the 2022 WNBA championship trophy, becoming the first major league sports team to bring a title to the city. Forty-eight hours later, players, staff and fans celebrated accordingly. Gov. Steve Sisolak made it extra official by proclaiming Sept. 20 as Las Vegas Aces Day. 

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Aces stand on their own in Las Vegas sports history

  • The governor stood on a stage and barked with guard Kelsey Plum.
  • Yes. Steve Sisolak did his best woof-woof impression.

Fox 5: Aces take over Las Vegas Strip, thousands of fans show up for celebration

  • Standing side by side with the Aces were many public officials, including Nevada’s governor, who said he almost lost his voice after the rally due to all the excitement.
  • “This is absolutely incredible. I’m so proud of these women for what they did. They’re role models on the court and off the court and so active in this community and they’ve shown every young person, boy and girl, that you can be whatever you want if you stick to it and work hard enough. That’s what they did and they’re world champions,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said.
  • FOX5 asked Gov. Sisolak one-on-one if he had any doubt that this team was going to win because they were rolling all year.
  • “They were rolling. They were on a roll and played very, very well. They hit a couple of bumps, but they kept it together and leaned on each other. They worked as a team and were so unselfish, they just wanted to win and that’s what they did,” Sisolak admitted.
  • Sisolak also spoke on the importance of bringing major professional sports to Southern Nevada and how it has given Las Vegas a new way to shine.
  • “This is why Las Vegas is the sports capital of the world. Between the Aces, the Raiders, the Golden Knights, F1, it’s phenomenal. It’s great to be here and there’s more to come. We’re going to keep it going,” the governor added.

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