Super Bowl festivities on tap in Carson City
We’re one day away from Super Bowl 51, so grab your team jerseys and hats; game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time.
Based on our poll at nevadaappeal.com, 39 percent of you are rooting for the Atlanta Falcons, while 18 percent are keeping fingers crossed for the New England Patriots. A plurality didn’t care which team won the game.
If you’re planning on watching, the weather forecast is snow. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go out.
Flaunt your team scarves and knee-high socks at the following Carson City businesses, hosting giveaways and promotions.
If you didn’t get a chance to vote for your team on our website, go to tinyurl.com/hzjwo72.
Get a free morning workout before gorging on snacks
Kaia Fit at Carson City and Minden locations are offering a free Super Bowl Community workout. Childcare will be available for children under 6 years of age. Kids older than 6 may participate in the workout. A $5 suggested donation for non-members will be donated to the Tumbleweeds Gymnastics Team.
The workout starts at 8:30 a.m., at both Carson City and Minden locations. RSVP at facebook.com/events/ 2179697465588588/.
Score a hole in one as you cheer for touchdowns
Two golf clubs in the area are stacking up deals for Sunday, including food, golf lessons and contests.
Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties is sponsoring a chili cookoff at the Dayton Valley Golf Club. The event benefits the Dayton Food Pantry, which provides emergency food distribution as well as monthly food boxes for seniors and weekly food for students.
Along with a chili cookoff, there will be raffles and silent auctions, which include hotel stays, dinners, breakfasts, golf lessons, oil changes, gym passes and Aces tickets.
The event begins at noon with judging to follow at 1 p.m. The cost to sample is $5; chili bowls will be sold for $3 each.
Or, check out the happenings at Empire Golf Course. The Super Bowl Party and Golf Shotgun Special includes 18 holes with cart and a bucket of range balls. There’s also quarterly, halftime, and final prize drawing board and a yearly season pass will be awarded.
On the day’s menu, there’s barbecue ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, soup, salad, and desert.
The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and it’s $35 per player for the day’s package or $13 for the Super Bowl party only.
Call the Proshop at (775)885-2100 or visit Empireranchgolf.com to RSVP.
More promotions hosted by local businesses
Bully’s at 3530 North Carson Street has a one-day special Super Bowl Platter. Platters contain Club sandwiches with chicken wing buckets, steak sticks, mini hot dogs, deep fried pickles and more for $54. To-go platters are also available to take home; just call in to make an order for pickup. Reservations also are available but must be made 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
Wing Stop at 3965 South Carson Street has a similar platter for families; food plate combos with a variety of sizes ranging $75 -$100.
The Salvation Army for Douglas & Carson City are hosting a Super Bowl party with food, open to the public in their building located at 661 Colorado Street. RSVP at facebook.com/events/588182488039720/.
Max Casino at 900 Carson Street is providing complimentary scratch cards to reward members and random hot seat drawing to the public. The cash tunnel contains $5,000. Food includes hot dogs and hot wings.
Casino Fandango at 3800 South Carson Street is showing the Super Bowl in its cabaret bar with hot seat drawings, eligible for winning prizes.
At Firkin’ & Fox 310 South Carson Street, you could win a ukulele through raffle. Along with that, there’s shirts, drinks packages and signs. $20 wings and $1.50 hot dogs.
Buffalo Wild Wings on 3815 South Carson Street is giving away team apparel when a raffle ticket is purchased.
At all three Carson Valley Inn properties, there are food and drink specials, plus cash and hot seat drawings up to $1,000.
Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St., is hosting a party inside Alatte’s Barrel Room. RSVP to 775-882-1626 x752 .
Other area casinos, restaurants and bars also will be showing the game with many offering drink specials.
Don’t drink and drive
Law enforcement will be out in force looking for intoxicated drivers, so remember don’t drink and drive and arrange for a ride home if needed.