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The Las Vegas Aces and Las Vegas Raiders Present The IXs 2024

The Las Vegas Aces and the Las Vegas Raiders are once again recognizing outstanding people who have been instrumental in the fight for equality in sports and beyond by hosting The IXs at Allegiant Stadium the evening of Monday, June 17.


This year, The IXs will honor Stefanie Graf with the Icon Award, Kristi Yamaguchi with the Game Changer Award, Lynette Woodard with the Legacy Award, Kris Engelstad with the Impact Award, Selena Williams with the Next Gen Award, and Dominique Dawes with the Glass Ceiling Award.


Olympic gold medalist and ESPN Major League Baseball broadcaster Jessica Mendoza is emceeing the event, which will also feature performances by Rachel Platten, Nicholas Petricca and Broadway in the Hood.


The evening begins with a red carpet walk and cocktail reception at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and The IX Awards presentations. Media are invited to shoot the red carpet walk, and should arrive by 5:30 pm for set up. Please RSVP to John Maxwell ( and Carolina Williams ( if you are planning to cover the red carpet.


Among the night’s attendees will be members of the back-to-back WNBA Champion Aces, Las Vegas Raiders and Aces owner Mark Davis, Aces President Nikki Fargas, and Raiders President Sandra Douglass Morgan. Presenters will include Becky Hammon, Alysha Clark, Sydney Colson, Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum, Andre James, and Mark Davis.


Stefanie Graf: Icon—Olympic Gold Medalist … 22 Grand Slam Tennis Titles … Only Player to Win a Golden Slam … Tennis Hall of Fame.


Lynette Woodard: Legacy—Olympic Gold Medalist … First Woman Harlem Globetrotter … Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee.


Kris Engelstad: Impact—Trustee of the Engelstad Family Foundation, Continuing the Legacy of Her Parents, Betty and Ralph Engelstad, Through Investment and Philanthropy in the Las Vegas Community.


Kristi Yamaguchi: Game Changer—Olympic Gold Medalist … World Champion … US National Champion … US Figure Skating Hall of Fame … New York Times Best-Selling Author.


Selena Williams: Next Gen—Division I Tennis Player at Brown University … Bill and Melinda Gates Scholar and Graduate of Odyssey Charter High School in Las Vegas.


Dominique Dawes: Glass Ceiling—Olympic Gold Medalist … Three-Time Olympian … Owner of the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy … Executive Producer of Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts … Investor in the NWSL’s Washington Spirit.



About Title IX.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity) discrimination in any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

SOURCE: WNBA Las Vegas Aces 

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