Year 2 of BinBall was once again a massive success raising over $12,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to help us put on such an incredibly fun event.
Huge thank you to each and every sponsor that helped us raise even more money than we did in Year 1 of BinBall. Those sponsors are:
T-Mobile Store on the Vegas Strip
HPA Consulting Engineers
Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining
Audi Henderson and Lamborghini Las Vegas
Jessie Rae’s BBQ
Arc Document Solutions
And of course, The Space LV for always being the official home of SinBin.vegas.
Congratulations to the winners of the tournament, I Heart Glass Play. Plus the runners-up, Do That Hockey, and 3rd place, Fuzzy Dice. Also, a special shout out to the five teams nominated for best team name/best costume, Stone Thugs N Harmony, Osama Bin Ballin, Las Muchachas, and Fuzzy Dice, with the winner being awarded to Furlatt and O’Halloran’s Foundation to Cure Blindness.
SinBin.vegas is proud to introduce, as if that’s necessary, our newest columnist Steve Carp.
Steve Carp covered the Vegas Golden Knights for the Las Vegas Review-Journal from 2015 to 2018. A six-time Nevada Sportswriter of the Year, the Brooklyn, New York, native has lived and worked in Las Vegas since 1988. During that time, while working first at the Las Vegas Sun and the Review-Journal, he has covered virtually every major sporting event in Las Vegas. Carp has won numerous writing awards from the Nevada Press Association, Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press Sports Editors.
It’s great to be returning to the rink and working with two passionate hockey fans in Ken and Jason. I’m excited and looking forward to reconnecting with the Golden Knights’ fan base and hockey fans in general in Las Vegas and beyond. And my thanks to the Jimmerson Law Firm for sponsoring the column. I look to pick up where I left off in June and provide SinBin.vegas followers with the coverage and insight they were accustomed to seeing from me in the past. -Steve Carp
To borrow the words of the great Ron Burgandy, he’s kind of a big deal.
All of Steve’s work here on SinBin.vegas is made possible because of our amazing sponsor the Jimmerson Law Firm.
For over twenty-five years, the Jimmerson Law Firm has been widely recognized as one of Las Vegas’s preeminent full-service law firms. Specializing in high stakes business, civil and family litigation, the Jimmerson Law Firm has an unparalleled track record of winning when it matters most. Over and over again, the Jimmerson Law Firm has delivered successful results for its clients whether it be at the bargaining table or in the courtroom.
When Mike Tyson sought to be relicensed to fight after the incident with Evander Holyfield, it was the Jimmerson Law Firm that won Tyson’s licensing hearing before the Nevada Athletic Commission. When Steve Wynn went through his divorce, he chose the Jimmerson Law Firm for his representation. And just this week, the Nevada Supreme Court completely affirmed the Jimmerson Law Firm’s trial victory involving one of Las Vegas’s most contested land development disputes.
The Jimmerson Law Firm’s continued success is the result of its attorneys’ commitment to achieving their clients’ goals and never-ending pursuit of excellence.
SinBin.vegas readers should call the Jimmerson Law Firm when they are in need of effective representation in business, civil and family litigation. When the issues in dispute are that important, or when losing simply isn’t an option, SinBin.vegas readers can trust that the attorneys at the Jimmerson Law Firm can go the distance and will tirelessly fight to achieve their clients’ desired results.
The Jimmerson Law Firm is proud to support Steve Carp’s twice-weekly columns on SinBin.vegas. Carp’s columns will post every Sunday and Wednesday starting with his first on October 31st.
The First Annual Charity BinBall Tournament was a MASSIVE success. We would like to take a minute to thank everyone who played, came, volunteered, sponsored, or helped in any way.
When all was said and done, we raised $10,140 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada!!!
Of course, this is just the start and the planning has already started to begin for BinBall 2019. To kick off the fundraising efforts for next year’s event, the builder of the chairs provided us with another pair to auction off (and got Ryan Reaves to sign one of them). So, we’re going to do it right here in this post. To bid, you can either comment in the section below this article, or send us a message on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or via email.
Starting Bid: $1000
Auction Ends on Thursday 9/13 at 7:oo PM PST
(Must be local to Las Vegas/Henderson so we can deliver them)
Before we get to the pictures and videos we need to make a few specific shout-outs.
First off, each and every one of the incredible companies that sponsored the event.
Audi Henderson and Lamborghini Las Vegas, T-Mobile Store on the Vegas Strip, Kidfixers Pediatrics, SH Architecture, and Sparc Design.
Each and every one of these sponsors had a huge impact on helping with supplies like the balls, printing materials, silent auction items, prizes (super shout out to T-Mobile on this one) and of course #VGKLambo attending the event. Without these sponsors, the total amount raised would have been a fraction of what it was, so thank you thank you thank you to all six incredible companies. Please support them for supporting SinBin.vegas and BBBSN.
Next, is Larry Malmadon who was the mastermind behind building the official BinBall boards. Larry spent a ridiculous amount of time building them from scratch and making them absolutely perfect. We cannot thank Larry enough for the hard work, because obviously without the boards, there’s no BinBall.
Next is The Space LV. BinBall needed a home, and there’s no place in the world we would rather hold it than at the most incredible charity driven building, The Space. Thanks to Mark, Lenea, Joy, Art, and the entire Space crew for hosting us.
And lastly is Brett Anderson. Brett is on the board at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada and I’m not joking when I say this, Brett is the sole reason BinBall actually happened. I told the whole story at the event so I won’t rehash it here, but just know this, without Brett, BinBall would still be a crazy idea in my head, not an annual tradition.
Join us at the first ever SinBin.vegas Charity BinBall Tournament on September 8th at 11 AM at The Space LV. Help us raise a ton of money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada and have a blast playing Las Vegas’ new favorite game, BinBall.
The 64 team tournament is SOLD OUT! That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still come though.
BinBall Official Sponsors
Audi Henderson, Lamborghini Las Vegas, T-Mobile Store on the Vegas Strip, Kidfixers Pediatrics, Sparc Design, and SH Architecture.
In the middle of a random night 34 months ago I woke up with a realization. For whatever reason, that night it hit me that the NHL was probably coming to Las Vegas. At that time, I was a frustrated radio producer trying to find my way into sports media, the career I’ve wanted to pursue since I was 10 years old after coming to the conclusion I’d never be a professional athlete.
I sat up in my bed and thought, what will my role be in the first major sports franchise coming to the only city I’ve ever proudly called my home? The short answer was nothing, and that wasn’t okay with me. At that moment, the idea for SinBin.vegas was born.
The next morning I brought the idea to Jason, the closest friend I had in town, my radio co-host, and the biggest hockey fan I’ve ever known. I don’t remember his exact words, but the response to the idea was luke-warm at best. I tried to explain the master plan of how we could get press passes and cover the team without the boundaries of traditional media holding us back. We could do it our way I told him. This is where I do remember his exact words, he said, “but who the heck is going to read it?”
He had a point (which is rare), I’ll never forget it, and it’s why on the night that concludes the first chapter of the Vegas Golden Knights story, I want to say thank you.
Thank you to each and every person who has ever visited this site, listened to our podcasts, or interacted with us virtually or in real life. Without all of you, we would not have been able to have had the countless unbelievable experiences we’ve had over the past three years.
Thank you SinBinners, we love ya.
We are allowed into the games because of you.
We talk to the players, coaches, management, and the owner because of you.
We’ve been there every step of the way, from before the awarding of the franchise to the Stanley Cup Final, because of you.
We do not have the backing of a newspaper, TV station, or an established media website like most covering this team. We have the backing of you and we are taken seriously, because of you.
Thank you for talking to us. Thank you for listening to us. Thank you for being there for us.
Thank you for making SinBin.vegas legitimate and thank you for allowing us to do what we love.
SinBin.vegas, Dasco Events, and the Ice Vegas Invitational college hockey tournament have partnered up to bring free tickets to the best hockey fans in Las Vegas, the SinBinners.
The tournament takes place on January 5th and 6th at T-Mobile Arena.
We’ll be giving away free pairs of tickets, and lots of them (while supplies last) at the Sprint Store on Sahara and Valley View on Saturday, December 30th starting at noon. All you have to do is show up and claim your tickets!
Also, Jason and Ken will be previewing the Ice Vegas Invitational tournament with Tony Cordasco of Sports Adrenaline live on Friday, December 29th from 3-4PM.
Friday: Boston College vs. Michigan Tech & Arizona State vs. Northern Michigan Saturday: Winner vs. Winner & Loser vs. Loser