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USA Sevens Rugby Pep Rally for USA Eagles Held at Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas

January 23, 2014 by  



USA Eagles pose on stage outside PBR Rock Bar at Miracle Mile Shops
On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino held a pep rally for the USA Eagles, who are competing in the 2014 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament Jan. 24 – 26 at Sam Boyd Stadium (Pictured: USA Eagles pose on stage outside PBR Rock Bar at Miracle Mile Shops – Photo credit: Jim Oberg / Las Vegas Photo and Video)

Miracle Mile Shops General Manager Jerry Irwin and USA Eagles Cheerleaders

Miracle Mile Shops General Manager Jerry Irwin and USA Eagles Cheerleaders

Photo credit: Jim Oberg / Las Vegas Photo and Video.

The festivities began at 10:45 a.m. with music on the plaza outside PBR Rock Bar & Grill. The rally kicked off just after 11 a.m. with a performance by the USA Sevens cheerleaders followed by opening remarks from Miracle Mile Shops General Manager Jerry Irwin and a welcome toast by Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. Next, Tournament Director for USA Sevens Rugby and Executive Vice President for United World Sports Dan Lyle took the stage to announce USA Eagles Captain Nick Edwards.

USA Eagles Captain Nick Edwards and Tournament Director for USA Sevens Rugby Dan Lyle addressed the crowd from the stage outside PBR Rock Bar at Miracle Mile Shops

USA Eagles Captain Nick Edwards and Tournament Director for USA Sevens Rugby Dan Lyle addressed the crowd from the stage outside PBR Rock Bar at Miracle Mile Shops

Photo credit: Jim Oberg / Las Vegas Photo and Video.

Edwards then introduced members of the USA Eagles as well as Ahman Green, retired professional football player who currently serves as rugby liaison. Following Edwards’ remarks, students from the Coronado High School Drum Line took to the stage to close out the rally with a high-energy performance.

Former Mayor of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman and Showgirls welcomed guests outside of Miracle Mile Shops during USA Sevens Rugy Pep Rally for USA Eagles

Former Mayor of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman and Showgirls welcomed guests outside of Miracle Mile Shops during USA Sevens Rugy Pep Rally for USA Eagles

Photo credit: Jim Oberg / Las Vegas Photo and Video.

The annual USA Sevens international rugby tournament is the premier rugby event in North America as well as the fourth event out of nine in the HSBC Sevens World Series. USA Sevens is the only North American stop in the series. Fans in attendance will see 16 international rugby sevens teams play 45 matches during a three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings. Fans can stay updated on all the latest USA Sevens Rugby news, events and details by following on Facebook (USA Sevens Rugby Tournament And Festival) and Twitter (@USASevensRugby).

Coronado High School Drum Line performed on stage outside PBR Rock Bar at Miracle Mile Shops During USA Sevens Rugy Pep Rally for USA Eagles

Coronado High School Drum Line performed on stage outside PBR Rock Bar at Miracle Mile Shops During USA Sevens Rugy Pep Rally for USA Eagles

Photo credit: Jim Oberg / Las Vegas Photo and Video.

Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, rugby sevens is played with just seven players per team. Matches have seven minute halves with two minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators.

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and live entertainment venues. The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show.

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday. For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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