RENO, NEV., October 16, 2012 — The Reno Bighorns will be a sponsor of the City of Sparks Youth Basketball league this season, the team announced today.

Through the Bighorns sponsorship, the basketball league will be able to purchase and install two new electronic scoreboards. In addition to the new scoreboards, the Bighorns will hold a coaches’ clinic for the league’s coaches and host a group night for the league at a Bighorns game. The partnership also allows the league to raise additional funds through a Bighorns ticket fundraiser.

“I played and coached youth basketball, and all of my children played youth basketball in our community, so partnering with the Sparks Youth Basketball league is exciting,” said Bighorns owner Herb Santos, Jr. “We both serve the same purpose, to develop basketball players both on and off the court. And who knows what future Bighorn player will be developing their skills with their Sparks Youth Basketball coach? I know the Bighorns will be there helping wherever we can.”

Tony Pehle, Recreation Supervisor, said that the City of Sparks Youth Basketball League is “thrilled to have partnered with the Reno Bighorns for our 29th annual season. We’ve enjoyed a very successful youth basketball program for many years in Sparks and the Bighorns sponsorship will help us continue to make an even better program for the youth.”

Pehle added, “We’ve been able to purchase permanent scoreboards for our gym for the first time since our building was built in 1982 with the help of the Bighorns.”

Bighorns players, coaches and staff will be showing their support throughout the youth season, interacting with league members and providing the kids with positive role models.

Registration for the league ends on November 1st. For more information on registering, call 775-353-2385. If you are interested in volunteer coaching, please call Cindy Brantner at 775-353-4006.

“Both the City of Sparks and the Reno Bighorns focus on community, family, and fun so our partnership was perfect for both of us to venture into and we’re excited that it all came together,” said Pehle.