LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Kansas City Chiefs weren’t the only winners this Super Bowl Sunday. Some lucky Las Vegas locals got to be inside Allegiant Stadium to watch the action for free.

“Thank you Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee for recognizing our service to the community. We’re so excited to be here!” said Sydney Knott Cunningham with the Horses4Heroes non-profit.

“Hey everybody! Here at Super Bowl 58,” said Mario Berlanga, owner of Mario’s Westside Market. “I want to thank everybody that took part in allowing Mario’s Market to be here today.”

The free tickets were gifts from the NFL and the Super Bowl Host Committee to show their appreciation for all these giving locals do for the Las Vegas community.

“It’s a wonderful game. It looks like the Chiefs are coming back, now they’re ahead,” said Berlanga during the game. “So once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart to everybody that helped out.”

The owners of Mario’s Market in the Historic Westside were gifted with four tickets from the Super Bowl Host Committee and NFL as a thank for their charitable contributions and commitment to the Las Vegas community.

“I never would’ve made it or seen a Super Bowl if it wasn’t for the generous people who helped me get here today,” he said.

The big game tickets were also a surprise for Bill and Sydney Cunningham from Horses4Heroes, a nonprofit ranch that offers free equine therapy for veterans and first responders.

And another local business owner, Tony Valdez, also rewarded with free Super Bowl tickets for the work his nonprofit Center Ring Boxing does to uplift kids in North Las Vegas.

After the game, Cunningham said it was an incredible experience that they will never forget, and they’re proud to have been part of the first Super Bowl in Las Vegas.


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