The Reilly Smith team won this year’s Battle For Vegas charity softball event
The third year Battle for Vegas A charity softball event was held at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday.
For the first time, Reilly Smith and representatives of the Golden Knights beat Josh Jacobs and the Las Vegas Raiders, 27-20.
Vegas forward William Karlsson was named MVP of the game.
Karlsson and Smith, along with Jonathan Marchessault, Keegan Kolesar, Zach Whitecloud, Nicolas Hague, Logan Thompson and Jack Eichel competed as representatives of the Golden Knights.
The Josh Jacobs team consisted of Jacobs, Maxx Crosby, Darren Waller, Johnathan Abram, Alex Leatherwood, Foster Moreau, Jayon Brown, Denzel Perryman and AJ Cole.
“I can’t go 0-3,” Smith said with a smile when speaking to the media on Thursday. “I’m sure it won’t be a great title. But realistically, we’re super excited. I couldn’t be prouder that this is the third year we’ve done this, and we’ve raised so much money for families in need. So hopefully everything will go well. The move to Monday nights was a bit of a shock for a lot of people. But [I’m] super excited, and can’t thank the support from my teammates and the Raiders and everyone else who put on the event [enough].”
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This year’s event raised $200,000 for local charities, according to the Golden Knights.
These charities included the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, Communities in Nevada Schools, and the Maximum Hope Foundation.
Team Reilly also won the home run derby with a total of 36 home runs.
Fans were treated to a fireworks display to cap off the successful evening.
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