September 13, 2010 − Las Vegas, Nev. − Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower joins World Outdoor Racquetball and the World Players of Handball to bring the richest tournament in outdoor history to the Las Vegas Strip. Players and fans of racquetball and handball can get their fill during this three-day tournament; which features free viewing of top ranked pros in both sports competing in professional divisions. Amateur men, women and junior players will also battle it out for world titles in their divisions. Professionals will battle for prize money totaling more than $45,000; making this event the “richest outdoor tournament ever.”
“This is an exciting new sporting event that Stratosphere looks forward to hosting annually,” said David Grolman, VP Hotel Operations (and a competitor in the event). Special hotel rates for participants and spectators are available during the tournament and can be booked by visiting www.stratospherehotel.com or calling 1.800.998.6937 and using discount code: C-3Wall.
The event will take place in the parking lot on the East side of Las Vegas Boulevard, directly across from the Stratosphere. Tournament directors will transform the parking lot into a racquetball/handball lover’s dream with the construction of 11 outdoor courts. Tournament matches begin 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 23. This event is free and open to the public.
On, Wednesday, September 22nd – 3-Wall Ball will be coordinating a Kids Expo night from 5-7 p.m. at the tournament site as a kick-off to the event. The focus of the expo is to introduce kids to the sports of racquetball and handball; instilling health, fitness, and the skills of the game. Pros Rocky Carson (IRT), Woody Clouse (CRPT), Rhonda Rajsich (WPRO) and Bret Harnett (CRPT) will be on hand to help and join in the fun. To register your child, please contact: Hope DiBartolomeo for more information at: [email protected]
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000 square foot casino. The 1,149 foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest free standing observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower Shops and the American Superstars™ and BITE® shows. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel &Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie's locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).
WOR is the parallel universe to the traditional sport of racquetball played by millions in clubs throughout the country. The rules are the same, the racquets and ball are similar but the attitude and action take this variation of the sport to a whole new level in the fresh air and bright sunshine. For more information, please visit: worldoutdoorracquetball.com
WPH is a nonprofit organization using innovative methods and techniques to promote the sport of handball. They have provided hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe with many hours of viewing entertainment through their web casts of top handball events. For more information, please visit: weplayhandball.com
3 Wall Ball, LLC, a new Las Vegas business, will be launching at this event to address the need for portable, temporary or permanent, and affordable outdoor courts for cities, park districts, clubs and individuals. 3 Wall Ball will be supported in this event by Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, World Outdoor Racquetball and World Players of Handball. 3 Wall Ball is the official court of World Outdoor Racquetball. Visit 3WallBall.com
for more information.
Preferred Public Relations
Sasha P. Rincon
Stratosphere Hotel & Casino