Nevada Athletics to Partner with National Championship Air Races
RENO, Nev. — The University of Nevada Athletics Department has entered into a partnership with the National Championship Air Races and the Reno Air Racing Association, Wolf Pack Director of Athletics Cary Groth and Reno Air Racing Association President and CEO Mike Houghton announced Tuesday.
As part of the new partnership, pilots flying T6 World War II trainers from the National Championship Air Races will provide a flyover prior to Nevada’s football game with California on Friday, Sept. 17. The 2010 National Championship Air Races are set for September 15-19 at Reno Stead Airport.
“We are so excited to partner with our friends at the National Championship Air Races and the Reno Air Racing Association,” Groth said. “We have admired the long-standing success of the National Championship Air Races and all of the work the Reno Air Racing Association has done in our community, and we are very excited about the opportunities to work together in the future.”
“Northern Nevada is and has always been the home of the National Championship Air Races, and we are a proud supporter of the University of Nevada and Wolf Pack Athletics,” Houghton said. “Like the University, we have made a concerted effort to create as many community partnerships as possible and we hope this is a start to a lasting relationship.”
The National Championship Air Races have been held just outside Reno, Nevada, every year since 1964. The event draws fans from all over the world, including a large local following, and brings millions of dollars to the regional economy each year. The Reno Air Racing Association, which organizes the event, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of authentic air racing.
For ticket information for the National Championship Air Races, visit www.airrace.org.
Tickets are still available for Nevada’s game with California, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday and will be nationally televised by ESPN2. Nevada football tickets can be purchased by calling or visiting the Link Piazzo Ticket Office at Legacy Hall at (775) 348-PACK (7225) or going online at www.nevadawolfpack.com.