Reno Bighorns NBA D-League Week of Service

The Bighorns were out and about in the Reno community as part of the D-League Week of Service. On Tuesday, November 15, the Bighorns partnered with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to put on a mini-basketball clinic at a local elementary school. Students who participate in the school’s dinner program had a great time interacting with Bighorns and Food Bank staff as they participated in the various activities. The Food Bank set up a station teaching kids about nutrition. The kids learned about the food pyramid and creating a balanced meal. The Bighorns set up fitness and basketball stations. Bighorns employees ran the fitness station, leading the kids in stretches and fun exercizes, while Bighorns Futurecast color commentator, Eathan O’Bryant, ran the basketball station. Approximately 80 students participated in the activities and each student received a D-League Cares bracelet, Bighorns gloves and Food Bank Frisbees.

On Tuesday, November 22, Bighorns’ players and staff helped decorate a Christmas tree for a local nonprofit fundraiser. Think Kindness’ Lights of Kindness offers businesses the chance to support a local charity during the holidays. Businesses decorate a tree, pick a charity that the tree will benefit, and then shoppers vote on their favorite tree. The trees are located at Outlets at Legends in Sparks, Nev. Each vote is $1, which goes directly to the business’ charity. The Bighorns chose the Kids Kottage as their charity. The Kids Kottage is a protective shelter where police or social workers bring children after they have been removed from their families. Most children at Kids Kottage are there because their families are suspected of severe abuse or neglect. However, some children are placed because no one else is available to care for them during parental incarceration or hospitalization. To see more about Think Kindness Lights of Kindness visit http://www.thinkkindness.org/

The Bighorns concluded the Week of Service on Wednesday, November 23 at the Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows. The entire Bighorns staff was on hand to help serve Thanksgiving dinner to the boys, girls and their families.