Feb. 28, 2013
RENO, Nev. - Wolf Pack fans can receive two free tickets to Saturday's men's basketball game against UNLV by visiting a Whispering Vine location and purchasing a bottle of wine to be donated to this year's Blue Tie Ball.
Through Friday, March 1, fans can visit either Whispering Vine location (3886 Mayberry Drive or 85 Foothill Road) to receive the free tickets. The purchased bottles of wine will go to create the ultimate wine barrel silent auction item at the Blue Tie Ball, which is a scholarship gala benefiting Wolf Pack student-athletes. Each location has 50 pairs of tickets to give away.
Saturday's game vs. UNLV, which is part of the Governor's Series presented by NV Energy, will tip off at 1:05 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center.
The fourth annual Blue Tie Ball is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 in the Tuscany Ballroom at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. It will be an evening of elegance, entertainment and cuisine from around the world and will celebrate and honor the success of Nevada's student-athletes. Proceeds from the formal event will fund scholarships for Wolf Pack student-athletes.
Tickets for the Blue Tie Ball are $175 each. Tables for 10 people are also available for $1750. The Peppermill is also offering room packages for guests attending the Blue Tie Ball. More information is available by calling (775) 682-6965 or visiting www.NevadaWolfPack.com/BlueTieBall.
Event sponsors include title sponsor Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers as well as the E. L. Cord Foundation, the Hart Foundation, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, Brantly & Lisa Compton, IGT, Barrick Gold, Whispering Vine and the Peppermill.
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Mitchell Van Patten
University of Nevada sophomore Mitchell Van Patten’s outstanding shooting this season along with his freshman year and his performance at the Winter Airgun Championships this past weekend has earned him a spot on the USA Junior National Team. Van Patten, from Nampa, Idaho is one of 14 shooters on the junior team.
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