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New Lifeguard Arena in Henderson set to open later this year



Being thankful for hockey is nothing new for Las Vegas and its residents, and the new rink in Henderson set to open later this year is further proof that the game has a rightful place in town and surrounding communities.


On Nov. 20, just eight days before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Vegas Golden Knights announced that the NHL club and BT Supplies West Inc. signed a long-term partnership agreement to name the new Golden Knights community arena in Henderson, where BT Supplies West Inc. maintains its corporate headquarters, as Lifeguard Arena in Henderson.

As part of the agreement, BT Supplies West Inc., and its affiliated company L & M Foodservice Inc., two leading suppliers of a wide variety of disposable and reusable paper goods and janitorial supplies and equipment, will be rebranding both companies over the upcoming months, and both will be rebranded as Lifeguard Industrial and Home Supplies, in time for the planned grand opening of the new arena.

“The Vegas Golden Knights and BT Supplies West Inc. both share the same foundational principles of commitment to our community and dedication to growing the great game of hockey,” said Golden Knights chairman-CEO Bill Foley. “Lifeguard Arena in Henderson will provide locals and hockey fans of all ages and skill levels with a world class location to learn, play and experience the sport. We are thrilled to partner with BT Supplies West Inc. on this endeavor and are eagerly anticipating the grand opening next year.”

This venture, which includes naming rights for the facility, which will be located at 240 South Street in Henderson, will also make BT Supplies/Lifeguard the exclusive supply partner of paper goods and janitorial supplies and equipment to the Golden Knights, as well as other affiliated businesses.

Lifeguard Industrial and Home Supplies is a newly branded entity of BT Supplies West Inc. and affiliated company L & M Foodservice Inc. The company supplies hotels, schools, arenas and related businesses as well as homes with hundreds of goods ranging from cleaning supplies to paper needs and office furniture.

“As a lifelong resident of Las Vegas and Nevada, I am so proud to be part of this strategic partnership between Bill Foley, the Vegas Golden Knights, and Lifeguard Industrial and Home Supplies,” said Lifeguard president Sig Rogich.

“We are thrilled to partner with Bill Foley and the Vegas Golden Knights on this amazing opportunity, as we share in the vision of growing the sport of hockey in Nevada and demonstrating our support and commitment to the city of Henderson,” added Ruby Azrak, chairman of the board of BT Supplies West Inc. and Lifeguard Industrial and Home Supplies.

Back in May, Henderson officials approved the new facility to replace the aging Henderson Convention Center, which is situated next to Henderson City Hall. Lifeguard Arena will not serve as a second practice arena for the Golden Knights, the team has confirmed. City National Arena in Summerlin is the Golden Knights’ primary practice facility.

In Golden Knights team news, the organization has entered into a multi-year partnership with Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, the premiere medical provider that has delivered oncology services to Southern Nevada residents and visitors for more than 40 years.

As a part of the agreement, the Golden Knights will produce video content featuring CCCN patients and their branding will be displayed in Toshiba Plaza in front of T-Mobile Arena.

“We’re excited to join forces with Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada and designate them a proud partner of the Golden Knights,” said Golden Knights president Kerry Bubolz. “The work they do in our community is instrumental in keeping our fans healthy and we look forward to collaborating with them as a community partner.”

Photo rendering/City of Henderson

— Matt Mackinder

(Jan. 2, 2020)

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