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Be a Hero for Homeless Youth with the
Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournament
Participation Opportunities Still Available for June 4 Event

Community superheroes are coming together to support the fight against youth homelessness for the seventh annual Homeless Youth in the Alley bowling tournament. The superhero-themed event benefits Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), allowing the nonprofit organization to continue providing life-saving services for the more than 11,000 homeless youth in Southern Nevada.

Participation and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the tournament taking place on this Saturday, June 4 at the Suncoast Bowling Center. Adding another festive element to the event, bowlers and other supporters are invited to wear superhero costumes to show their support for NPHY and the fight against youth homelessness in Southern Nevada. Activities also include lunch, entertainment, give-a-ways, raffle, award presentation and more.
In addition to bragging rights, trophies will be presented to first, second and third place winners, with first place receiving the life-size traveling trophy until next year’s tournament. Special team honors will be awarded for best superhero costume, best superhero name and most successful fundraiser.

Homeless Youth in the Alley is a major NPHY fundraiser, and several businesses show their support by sponsoring the tournament year after year. They include: Expedia, Presenting Champion Sponsor; Sletten Construction, Super Fuel Lunch Sponsor; and Zappos, Caped Crusader Sponsor. All are sponsoring the event for the third year in a row.

“We are fortunate to have such great sponsors by our side for the past several years, and look forward to welcoming others to the NPHY family,” said Arash Ghafoori, executive director of Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. “Without Expedia, Sletten Construction and Zappos, this event wouldn’t be possible, and we’re grateful for their assistance with other programs, operational needs and more.”

Ghafoori added donations of goods or services for the raffle, tournament prizes and goodie bags for each bowler are still needed as well as sponsors for other event components.

“It’s important to address the growing issue of youth homelessness in our community to keep these kids from being forgotten, slipping through the cracks and becoming homeless adults,” said Daniel Wathen, Expedia’s director of market management in Las Vegas. “The entire Expedia team is honored to get behind Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and help these kids toward a path to self-sufficiency. Additionally, being able to share a fun day bowling with them and other NPHY supporters makes this event even more meaningful for us.”

NPHY is still looking for businesses to participate by becoming the $200 Hero Sponsor which offers great day-of marketing to more than 350 NPHY supporters. There are limited bowling spots lefts. The cost is $30 per bowler or $150 per team of five prior to the event. At-the-door pricing is $35 per bowler and $175 per team. Registration begins at noon with the tournament from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Suncoast is located at 9090 Alta Dr.   

For more information about participation, sponsorships, donations and helping NPHY provide services to homeless kids, visit  or contact Lanette Rivera at

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is the most comprehensive service provider for more than 11,000 homeless youth in Southern Nevada, serving hundreds of youth through its core programs and by touching the lives of thousands more through outreach each year. Programs stabilize homeless teens' lives, meeting their immediate needs and providing a safe, supportive environment and a path to self-sufficiency. They include: Outreach, Safe Place Mobile Crisis Intervention, Operation Go Home Family Reunification, Drop-In Center, Emergency Shelter, and Independent Living Program. For information and to support NPHY’s critical work to get homeless youth off the streets, visit or follow NPHY on Facebook at