Published Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | 8 p.m.
Updated Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | 8:27 p.m.
Longtime boxing analyst Al Bernstein and ESPN Radio 1100, supported by a score of UFC personalities, will again be hosting “The Longest Radio Show Ever” next weekend to benefit The Caring Place — a non-profit facility that provides free services to support the mind, body and spirit of individuals touched by cancer.
The 24-hour radio show, produced at the Key West Room in The Palms, will allow ESPN 1100 listeners and others around the country the opportunity to co-host an hour of radio with sports stars and Las Vegas media members from 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24 until 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25.
Online bids, which are tax-deductable with 100-percent of the proceeds going to The Caring place, can be made at WeAreLV.com. The online auction to bid on stars such as UFC president Dana White, former UFC light heavyweight champs Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Rashad Evans and Forrest Griffin, as well as UNLV basketball coach Lon Kruger, runs until Friday, July 17.
A cocktail reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday night where White will be honored as ESPN Radio 1100’s Sportsman of The Year. Tickets to the reception are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling The Caring Place at 702-871-7333.
Previous Sportsman of The Year includes Sacramento Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof, Kruger and boxing promoter Bob Arum. For more information and a complete schedule, check out ESPN Radio 1100’s official site.