Karrasch, Knobel honored with the Jake Lawlor Award

Karrasch, Knobel honored with the Jake Lawlor Award

Karrasch, Knobel honored with the Jake Lawlor Award

July 18, 2014

RENO, Nev. – Dr. Craig Karrasch and Mark Knobel will be presented with the Jake Lawlor Award at the 46th Annual Governor’s Dinner, featuring Andre Agassi on Friday.

The Jake Lawlor Award, named after the former Wolf Pack coach and athletics director, is bestowed annually to an individual or individuals who have demonstrated substantial and exemplary support of Nevada's intercollegiate athletics program over an extended period of time.

“The commitment from individuals such as Craig Karrasch and Mark Knobel and organizations like the Hart Foundation is vital to the success of Wolf Pack Athletics,” athletics director Doug Knuth said. “Craig and Mark have an affiliation with the University of Nevada that dates back to the 1960s and 70s, and their longstanding support of their alma mater and our University is remarkable. We honor them for their efforts and dedication with this well-deserved honor, the Jake Lawlor Award

A Reno native and former student-athlete for the Pack, Karrasch played basketball for coach Jack Spencer and graduated in 1971. He studied sports medicine at Cal and Stanford before returning home to Reno in the late 1970s, where became a surgeon and began an affiliation with the late Dr. Gerald Dales and Dr. James Greenwald. That partnership opened an avenue to provide care for Nevada student-athletes and he has been involved in the athletics program ever since.

Knobel completed his undergraduate work at Nevada in 1976 and later earned a law degree from the McGeorge School of Law in 1982 and a master’s in tax law from Miami. He has been in private practice in Reno since 1983 and is currently a shareholder in the firm of Avansino, Melarkey, Knobel, Mulligan and McKenzie. He has served on the Athletic Association University of Nevada (AAUN) Board of Directors for several years and he is also the former Chair of the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, past Chairman of the Board and Board Member at KNPB, Founding Board Member and emeritus Board of Community Foundation of Northern Nevada.

Karrasch and Knobel serve as the co-trustees of the Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation, and through their efforts, the Hart Foundation has been instrumental in many of the Wolf Pack’s key fundraising initiatives during this time, including the Pack Educational Fund, the Hart Foundation Center for Community & Sports Medicine, the Marguerite Petersen Academic Center and the Wolf Pack Marching Band.

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