LAS VEGAS (Oct. 14, 2022) – On Friday, October 14, the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee held a press conference at Allegiant Stadium to introduce the members of its Executive Committee, announce its First Team of community partners, provide key information on community engagement programs, and unveil the newly formed Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
Executive Committee Chair Maury Gallagher, Co-Chair Sandra Douglass Morgan and Treasurer Jeremy Aguero took the stage on Friday to introduce the full roster of the Executive Committee members charged with hosting Las Vegas’ first Super Bowl in 2024. In addition to Gallagher, Douglass Morgan and Aguero, Executive Committee members include Secretary of the Executive Committee and President & Chief Executive Officer of the Nevada Resort Association Virginia Valentine, LVCVA President & Chief Executive Officer Steve Hill, District G Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, President & Chief Executive Officer of Caesars Entertainment Anthony Carano, Chief Commercial Officer of MGM Resorts International Steve Zanella, and Chief Financial Officer of the Las Vegas Raiders Michael Crome. The Executive Committee oversees the delivery and fulfillment of the NFL Super Bowl bid obligations, the successful hosting of the game itself and related special events, as well as the raising of necessary private funds in an effort to maximize positive impact on the Las Vegas community.
“The Super Bowl provides the host city several incredible opportunities for global exposure, economic growth, and social impact,” stated Sandra Douglass Morgan, Co-Chair of the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Executive Committee and President of the Las Vegas Raiders. “As the Executive Committee, it is our responsibility to ensure we maximize those opportunities to create long term community benefits and a lasting legacy of positive change.”
The First Team
The Host Committee also recognized and applauded The First Team of community partners, comprised of Caesars Entertainment, MGM Rewards, Allegiant Air, The Howard Hughes Corporation, FEVO, iHeart Radio, PNC Bank, and UFC. The partners’ collective support is vital to the success of the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee’s efforts to present an exceptional experience for Super Bowl LVIII attendees while also fulfilling NFL bid commitments required of the host city.
“It takes a village to host a Super Bowl,” stated Maury Gallagher, Chair of the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Executive Committee and Chairman of Allegiant Airlines. “We at Allegiant are proud to be in this company of supporters for the first Super Bowl in Las Vegas. As Chairman of the Committee, I want to thank all of the First Team community partners who joined us to step up to support and invest into what will be the greatest single-day sporting event in Las Vegas.”
Community Engagement and Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee Charities
President & CEO of the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee, Sam Joffray, joined Executive Committee members Gallagher, Douglass Morgan and Aguero onstage to discuss the Host Committee’s community engagement efforts as well as announce the newly formed Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee Charities.
Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life of Nevada residents through community affairs programs and legacy projects in support of the Host Committee’s efforts surrounding Super Bowl LVIII in 2024. When Las Vegas hosts its first Super Bowl, Host Committee Charities will have invested at least $4 million and thousands of hours of sweat equity into the community, benefitting various non-profit organizations, diverse businesses, UNLV students, local youth, and communities of need. Founding donors to Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee Charities include the Raiders Foundation, UFC, United Way of Southern Nevada, PNC Bank, and Madison Square Garden Entertainment. In addition, each year the NFL seeks to improve the surrounding communities of the Super Bowl Host City through the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program, by giving an annual $1 million contribution from the NFL Foundation.
In partnership with the NFL Business Connect program, the Host Committee will lead local efforts to promote diverse, equitable and inclusive procurement practices. Scheduled to launch in November 2022, the program will identify and engage diverse suppliers and vendors to compete for contract opportunities, while also providing experienced, local suppliers with professional development workshops and networking events designed to make their businesses stronger, more competitive, and event-ready to work Super Bowl LVIII contracts. Business Connect is a community impact program that supports and fosters economic growth in all NFL Super Bowl markets.
In partnership with the NFL Foundation, United Way of Southern Nevada and UNLV’s Sports Research & Innovation Initiative, the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee Internship Program kicked off in September 2022 with the inaugural class of graduate and undergraduate UNLV student interns. Throughout their internship, students will receive direct access and exposure into the world of large-scale event execution with opportunities for hands-on experience in operations, sales, philanthropy, logistics, marketing, and communications.