Vegas Pickle Bowl at the Plaza Hotel & Casino to welcome NFL players and celebrities this weekend to benefit children’s charity

By | February 8, 2024


Tournaments are free to watch, amateur players can still register to play.

The Plaza Hotel & Casino is proud to welcome the Vegas Pickle Bowl benefiting the Inspiring Children Foundation this weekend.

The event includes a celebrity, athlete, and influencer tournament from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 followed by open play from 2 to 7 p.m.

Then on Saturday, Feb. 10, an amateur tournament with multiple divisions for all skill levels will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited to watch both tournaments, and interested amateur players can register for the Saturday tournament online at with fees starting at $100 per player. The event concludes with open play on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The celebrity tournament on Friday will be led by Matt Manasse, professional pickleball player and coach to the stars and pickleball professional commentator Kamryn Blackwood. Numerous NFL players, including former Pro Bowl and Super Bowl players, in town for Super Bowl LVIII will participate in the invitation-only tournament Friday including: Marcellus Wiley, Golden Tate, Cliff Avril, Trill Williams, Gehrig Dieter, and T.J. Edwards.

Other celebrities and athletes playing in the Friday invitation-only tournament, include:

  • Logan Lisle – comedian
  • Kelly Dod – cast member, The Real Housewives of Orange County
  • Casey Patterson – Olympian
  • Joey & Steven – AreYouKiddingTV
  • Rick Brenkus – BrinxTV
  • Joe Benavides – UFC fighter
  • Tyler Wagner – former MLB pitcher
  • Andrew Spencer – contestant, The Bachelorette and The Bachelor
  • Taylor Nikolai – social media influencer
  • Luke Sanson – model
  • Carl Michael – magician
  • Jenna Bandy – sports influencer


The event benefits the Inspiring Children Foundation, which provides physical, social, emotional, and mental health to at-risk youth. For 22 years, Jewel’s Inspiring Children Foundation (ICF) has been transforming the lives of at-risk youth in Las Vegas through a whole human approach to physical, emotional and mental health. ICF serves hundreds of youth in-person and millions online.

95% of students in their Leadership Program have earned college scholarships for academics & athletics (tennis) to some of the best colleges in the US.

Parts of the program are now being duplicated in 22 cities by other nonprofits. For more information, please visit

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