Olympic Spikes and Smashes Hit Las Vegas

By Kim Gilbert | Nov. 03, 2018, 9:04 p.m. (ET)




Las Vegas Festival Grounds turned into a field of dreams for kids last month at the p1440 Event Series (October 17-21) featuring a slew of past, present, and future Olympians.  At this family friendly event you and yours can be foot loose and fancy free to roam the grounds and partake in a myriad of activities including the Olympic Trials for 2020 in Tokyo beach volleyball competition, the FIVB Las Vegas Open presented by p1440, world class table tennis exhibitions by Pongstarz, pro challenges with prize giveaways from Cornilleau, social ping-pong, field games, yoga, sports clinics, meet and greets with sports stars, live music, fantastic food, and cocktails.  The venue itself certainly made you feel like you were in an Olympic Village with elite athletes from many nations!


p1440 (founded by 3-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings) partnered with Pongstarz (founded by 3-time U.S. Olympic Festival table tennis gold medalist Kim Gilbert) and MGM Grand International for the Las Vegas event, their inaugural event series launched in September in San Jose, CA along with Team USA's Table Tennis Olympian Lily Zhang (video). These unique and well received events are not only redefining their respective sports, but the amalgamation of these popular sports and activities has had synergistic benefits for their respective teams of athletes as well as for their guests.  As a guest, you and your family are sure to be kept quite active and entertained for hours, if not days as you join the crowd in cheering Kerri Walsh Jennings on to her sixth Olympic run to Tokyo in 2020.

Each of the p1440 Event Series broadcasts live on the final day of each series on a national network, so keep your eye on the ball for upcoming p1440 events in San Diego and Huntington Beach, CA as well as future events in 2019!