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Legacy Bowl Celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the Dr. William U. Pearson Center will host The Black History Legacy Bowl, a series of all-day events on Feb. 20 and 27 at the center located at 1625 W. Carey Ave. in North Las Vegas.

Eight teams, coordinated by Las Vegas Sports, will gather from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in a flag football match-up. Games are held every hour on the hour and are comprised of two 20-minute halves. The single-elimination tournament will continue until a winner is crowned. The top team will receive a cash prize.

Ten high school teams, coordinated by The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, were selected to complete the Mind and Body Challenge from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20. The event consists of a series of sports and mind challenges, which will be completed by teams or individuals for points. The teams with the most points will be awarded scholarships and awards. High school teams interested in this event should see their guidance counselor or The Center at UNLV online at

The Neo Food Festival wraps up the series Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food vendors will serve barbecue, Creole, Cajun and soul food for a separate cost. Local performers in spoken word, song, music and comedy, as well as celebrity talent, also are scheduled to perform throughout the day.

Those interested can call the Pearson Center at 455-1231 or visit the Web site at Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook by visiting