Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, the Las Vegas Aces is a Women’s National Basketball Association team that relocated to Las Vegas before the 2018 season; and

WHEREAS, Las Vegas has become the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World since then, as it’s now home to three professional sporting franchises, including the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Raiders and the Las Vegas Aces; and

WHEREAS, in the 2022 season, the Las Vegas Aces have advanced to the WNBA finals under the leadership of new coach Becky Hammon, named WNBA Coach of the Year and forward A’ja Wilson, who was named WNBA MVP for a second time, becoming the seventh player in league history to win MVP honors more than once; and

WHEREAS, the Las Vegas Aces finished the regular season with the best record in the league, the most wins in franchise history and are 2022 Commissioner’s Cup Champions; and

WHEREAS, the entire team has shown leadership on and off the court, strengthening our community with integrity, promoting education and community service -- and bringing basketball fans from around the country into Las Vegas; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is proud to have the Las Vegas Aces represent our great State. The players, coaches and staff make a positive impact on our city, and the State recognizes their involvement and community spirit; and

WHEREAS, on September 11, 2022, the Las Vegas Aces began their 5-game series in the WNBA Finals at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas;

WHEREAS, on September 18, 2022, the Las Vegas Aces beat the Connecticut Sun in game 4 of the WNBA Finals at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Unacsville, Connecticut, securing the team’s first ever championship,

WHEREAS, on September 20, 2022, the State of Nevada will publicly celebrate the first major professional sports championship in Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim September 20, 2022, as

LAS VEGAS ACES DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 19th day of September, 2022

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