"Cash the Soccer Rocker" makes his grand entrance at Red Rock Harley-Davidson, escorted by Lights FC Technical Director Chelís, on Friday, March 23, 2018. (L.E. Baskow / Lights FC)
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The term "Only in Las Vegas" can be applied to several things Las Vegas Lights Football Club has done so far in its brief existence.
Why would the club's official mascot - and his unveiling - be any different?
In announcing a partnership Friday afternoon with Southern Nevada Harley-Davidson Dealers, "Cash the Soccer Rocker" was introduced on the sales floor at Red Rock Harley-Davidson - with a motorized entrance conducted by Lights FC Technical Director Chelís, of course.
"We love Las Vegas, we love Cashman Field and we love embracing all that it represents," said Lights FC Owner & CEO Brett Lashbrook. "Naming the mascot 'Cash' after the Cashman Family is the perfect tribute to what they've done for the community over the generations and what they've done for our new home.
"We can't wait for Cash to enter Cashman Field with his cape flying on a Harley-Davidson in front of capacity crowds throughout the season."
Cash will make an even grander entrance in front of Lights FC fans at Cashman Field on Saturday night, as the club hosts its first United Soccer League (USL) regular season match, with in-state rival Reno 1868 FC coming to town for the first leg of the newly-minted Silver State Cup series.
Tickets for Saturday's match, which kicks off at 8 p.m. in Downtown Las Vegas, are available and start at just $15 at LightsFC.com/SingleTix.
As announced by the Cashman Family on Friday - Tim Cashman, who is Vice President of Las Vegas Harley-Davidson - part of the club's sponsorship with Southern Nevada Harley-Davidson Dealers will include monthly giveaways of Lights FC tickets and Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Classes. One of those classes was won on Friday by Lights FC goalkeeper Ricardo Ferriño.
"The Southern Nevada Harley-Davidson Dealers are really proud and honored to be able to support the inaugural season of Las Vegas Lights FC professional soccer in Southern Nevada," said Tim Cashman, Vice President of Las Vegas Harley-Davidson. "Southern Nevada is a soccer community, Harley-Davidson is a part of the community, and me and my partner Don Andress are native Las Vegans who have been working in Southern Nevada all of our lives. We're proud to support professional soccer in Las Vegas."
"Cash the Soccer Rocker" debuts Saturday's commemorative scarf with Lights FC defender Zak Drake (left) and goalkeeper Ricard Ferriño. (L.E. Baskow / Lights FC)