— All Proceeds from Jersey Auction to Benefit Nevada’s Recovery and Prevention Program —
The Reno Bighorns will unite with the Zubaz brand to host a Charitable Jersey Night on Wednesday, Mar. 29 to benefit Nevada’s Recovery and Prevention program when the Bighorns host the Los Angeles D-Fenders at 7 p.m. at the Reno Events Center.
Bighorns players will wear custom Bighorns/Zubaz uniforms that will be auctioned off throughout Wednesday’s game with all proceeds benefiting NRAP.
“We’re very excited about the opportunity to team up with the Bighorns to bring a little ‘old school’ Zubaz flavor to their great fans,” said Zubaz president Dan Stock. “Back in the day, our office and factory was always a favorite place for many of the NBA’s top stars to stop by and get fitted in their favorite colors and prints.”
Additionally, the game will feature a green and white headband giveaway for the first 1,000 fans in attendance.
“The headbands seemed like a natural fit for the basketball fans and this is also the first time we’ve ever had a team outfitted and play a game on the court in our stripes,” said Stock.
The in-game auction will feature the Zubaz green and white zebra print designed uniforms with the top bidders receiving the uniforms the following week. Fans interested in purchasing a uniform can bid throughout the game with the auction concluding at the end of the third quarter.
Aside from the jersey auctions, fans will also have the chance to learn more about what NRAP does to offer resources to students and young adults in the community.
“By hosting Recovery Night with the Bighorns, we are providing a safe alternative to our students by creating a sober bubble anywhere we go and also letting the community know about the resources that are available to them if they desire to continue their education at the University of Nevada” said Jordan Baez, Project Coordinator of NRAP.
NRAP provides an environment of nurturing support and peer connections for students recovering from substance and behavioral addictions and students choosing a substance-free lifestyle.
Originally created in 1988, the Zubaz brand has been intertwined with North American professional sports since its inception. From its collaborations with the National Football League, World Wrestling Entertainment and the World Wrestling Federation in the early 1990’s to its revamped run in the 2010’s, the Zubaz brand has done crossovers with almost every major sports league. However, the game on March 29 will mark the first time ever an NBA Development League team, or any professional basketball organization, will don the famed stripes on the hardwood.
For more information call the front office at (775) 853-8220.