The Ultimate Fighting Championship brings the UFC experience to fans with the Octagon Nation Tour, an interactive tour stopping in cities around the country. In addition to donating non-perishable food items or monetary gifts, visitors can test their skills at various fitness stations, check out the UFC gaming station featuring the Xbox Kinect UFC Trainer Experience, meet UFC fighters, and view the memorabilia exhibition highlighting 18 years of UFC history.
WHAT & WHERE:
December 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. – December 16, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Fight Holiday Hunger 48 Hour Food Drive
Walmart Parking Lot
7200 Arroyo Crossing Parkway
WHEN & WHO:
Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
UFC Fighter Amir Sadollah to meet with fans 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
UFC Fighter Mike Pyle to meet with fans 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
UFC Fighter Anthony Njokuani to meet with fans 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
UFC Fighter Vitor Belfort from to meet with fans 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 16, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
UFC Fighter Steve Cantwell to meet with fans 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
UFC Fighter Even Dunham to meet with fans 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
UFC Fighter Forrest Griffin to meet with fans 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
About Ultimate Fighting Championship
Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC produces over 12 UFC live Pay-Per-View events annually around the world. UFC boasts a powerful presence online, with UFC.com attracting over seven million unique visitors per month, while also possessing one of the most powerful social media followings in all of professional sports. To date, UFC has over six million fans on Facebook and over 400,000 followers on Twitter. In addition, UFC President Dana White is one of the most accessible and most followed executives in sports with over 1.7 million followers on Twitter. On January 22, 2011, UFC continued to set trends in social media, becoming the first major sports league to stream live, broadcast quality action on Facebook.
About Three Square Food BankThree Square is Southern Nevada’s only food bank providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties. The food bank serves as a central collection and distribution center for donated, rescued and solicited food and grocery product. Three Square provides bakery, produce, dairy, non-perishable products and ready-to-eat meals to non-profit and faith based organizations who serve those in need in the local community. The organization also facilitates childhood and senior nutrition programs as well as supplemental nutrition assistance outreach and advocacy efforts. We are a place for members of the community to meet, serve and collaborate as part of the food solution.
A national model project, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the CCSD, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve food and hope to the hungry.
Three Square currently provides more than 22 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of nearly 16 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks.