October 31, 2011

Continental Tire Named Sponsor of Las Vegas Classic

FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental Tire of Americas has agreed to be the title sponsor of the Las Vegas Invitational and Las Vegas Classic college basketball tournaments this season. The 11th annual Las Vegas Classic, which is scheduled for December 22 and 23 at the Orleans Arena, will feature West Virginia, Baylor, St. Mary's and Missouri State, plus Bethune-Cookman, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Kennesaw State and Tennessee Tech.

Tickets for the final rounds in Las Vegas can be purchased by calling the Box Office at the Orleans Arena (702) 284-7777, or on the web at www.orleansarena.com.

"It is exciting to add the Las Vegas Classic to Continental Tire's growing list of elite sports partnerships," said Travis Roffler, Director of Marketing for Continental Tire. "With our current partnerships with Duke University and the University of North Carolina, this is a perfect fit to our sports portfolio which also includes Major League Soccer, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Grand-Am road racing."

The Islanders will take on West Virginia and Missouri State in the campus rounds of the Las Vegas Classic on Dec. 17 and 19 before moving on to the City of Lights. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi will face Bethune-Cookman on Dec. 22 at the Orleans Arena, then will take on either Kennesaw State or Tennessee Tech on Dec. 23.