Weekend Series Highlighted by Breast Cancer Awareness Night

For Immediate Release
Jan. 29, 2009

RENO, Nev.— After their longest road stretch of the season, the Reno Bighorns return home this weekend for a pair of games, highlighted by Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday and another Family Feast Day on Sunday.

Saturday's 7 p.m. contest against the Utah Flash is Breast Cancer Awareness Night presented by St. Mary's Medical. The Bighorns will be "whiting-out" the arena to benefit breast cancer research. White and pink Bighorns t-shirts will be available at the game for a $10 donation, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

On Sunday, the Bighorns play host to the Flash again, with tip-off set for 3 p.m. Sunday is another Family Feast Day, with $1 hot dogs available to fans throughout the afternoon.

Sunday is also Military Day, as all active or retired members of the military and their families are eligible for discounted $6 tickets. The Bighorns will be paying tribute to the military throughout the afternoon, including a special pre-game ceremony.

Single-game tickets for both games start at just $7 per ticket, with group rates starting at $6 per ticket. Tickets are on-sale now at www.RenoBighorns.com, the Reno Events Center Box Office, Silver Legacy Box Office, or by visiting any Northern Nevada Ticketmaster location or Web site. The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2009-10 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Maine Red Claws and the Springfield Armor. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the NBA and its teams. 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. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.