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Bighorns Partner with Scheels for Military Appreciation Theme

November 8, 2017 - NBA G League (G League) - Reno Bighorns News Release


All Proceeds from Jersey Auction to Benefit the Nevada Veterans Memorial for Veterans Day Clash

RENO, Nev. - The Reno Bighorns will unite with SCHEELS to host Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, Nov. 11 to benefit the Nevada Veterans Memorial when the Bighorns host the Wisconsin Herd at 7 p.m. at the Reno Events Center on Veterans Day.

Bighorns players will wear custom Bighorns/SCHEELS uniforms that will be auctioned off throughout Saturday's game with all proceeds benefiting the Nevada Veterans Memorial.

"We are extremely excited for the opportunity to partner with the Bighorns and have an impact for Nevada's veterans," said Ryan Renard, Marketing Coordinator for Reno/Sparks SCHEELS. "Making this night all about the Nevada Veterans Memorial has been in the works for quite a while, and I'm thrilled to see it come to fruition."

Additionally, the first 300 veterans to stop by the SCHEELS table will receive a token of our appreciation for your service. Fans will also be able to enter a SCHEELS gift card giveaway throughout the game.

The jersey design itself pays homage to the Silver State's rich history of veteran support and honors all those who have served from Nevada with an outline of the state on the back. Each jersey will have a black and purple camouflage design that is a nod to the solidified and strengthened partnership between the Sacramento Kings and Bighorns. Finally, the purple striping acknowledges one of the Kings' most outstanding players, Mitch Richmond, and his signature Air Jordan X PE colorway.

Founded in 1902, SCHEELS has become the premier sporting goods retailer in the communities it serves. What began as a small hardware store in Sabin, MN, grew into the world's largest all-sports store with the opening of the Sparks, NV location in 2008. SCHEELS has built a reputation for not only being a leader in sporting goods and apparel, but also as being a leader in the community. SCHEELS has always worked to support sports programs at the high school and college level, but this will be one of the first partnerships to take place on the professional level with an NBA G League team.

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The Reno Bighorns are a member of the NBA G League, the official minor league of the NBA. The Bighorns are affiliated with the Sacramento Kings. Season tickets for the 2017-18 season are on sale now! For more information, call the Bighorns front office at 775-853-8220 or visit RenoBighorns.com. Follow us on Twitter @renobighorns and "like" the Bighorns on Facebook at facebook.com/bighornshoops. The NBA G League is the NBA's official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league's research and development laboratory. Featuring 26 teams - all with one-to-one affiliations with NBA franchises - in the 2016-17 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 135 players with NBA G League experience were on NBA rosters at the start of the 2016-17 regular season, representing 30 percent of the league. In fostering the league's connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.

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