Southern Nevada honored some of its finest athletes and sports figures on Friday night. The 2013 class of the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame was inducted in a lavish ceremony at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.
The six members of the 2013 class are icons, deserving, humble and appreciative. This year the class was headlined by tennis legend, Las Vegas native and philanthropist Andre Agassi.
"I never felt I was the most talented. This honor extends my outrageously long run of good fortune," Agassi told those gathered.
UFC president and fellow inductee Dana White said he had no problem taking a backseat to Agassi.
"I think Agassi is one of the biggest stars to come out of Nevada," he said.
Friday marked the first such induction for White.
"For me, it really does mean a lot," he said.
Other inductees included LPGA golfer Stephanie Lowden and two pioneers of Las Vegas sporting events, Pat Christensen and Chris Powell with Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
"What I prefer to think about is the many accomplishments the speedway has had over the 15 years since I got here," Powell said.
Proceeds raised by the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame are used to provide college scholarships for Valley students.
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