Nike N7 Ambassador & Slam-Dunk Innovator Kenny Dobbs to Perform Nov. 17
Nov. 10, 2011
RENO, Nev. - Nike N7 ambassador and slam-dunk innovator Kenny Dobbs will perform at halftime of the Wolf Pack's Nov. 17 men's basketball game vs. Pacific as part of the University of Nevada's partnership with Nike N7 and celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Dobbs is recognized internationally as the best basketball slam-dunk artist in the world. He has toured with the NBA and Sprite as a celebrity dunker, performing in front of sold-out stadiums during halftime shows, celebrity games and NBA All-Star Weekend. He has also served three years as the chairman on the Arizona State Youth Advisory Council for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention and has founded the Uprise Youth Movement to empower youth.
Most recently, Kenny has teamed up with the Native American Basketball Invitational Foundation to create the NABI Youth Motivational Presentations with a focus on suicide prevention. Kenny also serves as an ambassador to the NABI Foundation and Nike N7.
"We are so excited to have an entertainer like Kenny Dobbs at our basketball game and want to thank Nike N7 General Manager Sam McCracken and Nike N7 for making this possible," said Rory Hickok, Nevada's senior associate athletics director for external operations. "Kenny will entertain Wolf Pack fans with a high-energy, high-flying halftime show that should not be missed."
This month, the Wolf Pack is partnering with Nike N7 to raise awareness about the program and show support to the Native American communities in northern Nevada by celebrating Native American Heritage Month at four events this month: the Nov. 10 volleyball match vs. Utah State, the Nov. 17 men's basketball game vs. Pacific, the Nov. 19 football game vs. Louisiana Tech and the Nov. 25 women's basketball game vs. Butler in the Nugget Classic.
Nike N7 is Nike's commitment to bring sport and all of its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in North America through the N7 Fund, collection and program.
Nevada's Nov. 17 game will tip off at 7:05 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center, and tickets are available by visiting at the Lawlor Events Center ticket office, calling (775) 348-PACK (7225) or going online at www.NevadaWolfPack.com.
Wolf Pack fans can also receive a flier for $2 tickets for the featured events with the purchase of an item from the Nike N7 collection at the Nike Factory Store in Sparks.
About Nike N7
Nike N7 is committed to bringing sport and all of its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in North America. For more than 10 years, N7 has engaged Native communities in the U.S. and Canada in health promotion and disease prevention through various programs by providing inspiration and tools to help individuals lead physically active, healthy lifestyles.
In 2009, Nike N7 launched the N7 Fund and the Nike N7 Collection. The N7 Fund awards grants to Native American and Aboriginal grassroots sport and fitness programs for youth and has raised more than $1 million since it began. The Nike N7 collection is designed with inspiration from Native American culture and embodies Nike's Considered Design ethos, which creates performance product that is engineered for superior athletic performance and lower environmental impact. Nike supports the N7 Fund through a portion of profits from sales of Nike N7 collection and the Nike N7 Air Native. The N7 Fund also receives private donations.
The Holiday 2011 Nike N7 Collection launched November 3, 2011 at Nike retail locations in the United States and Canada, including the Nike Factory Store located at the Legends at Sparks Marina, and on www.niken7.com. The "Modern Warrior" collection highlights a new graphic featuring three arrows pointing back and four arrows pointing forward to represent the inspiration of the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy, which says, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." Nike N7 athlete ambassadors Alvina Begay (long-distance runner), Kenny Dobbs (slam-dunk innovator) and Tahnee Robinson (former University of Nevada standout and now professional basketball player) will also be featured in the Holiday 11 campaign to tell the Modern Warrior story at retail.
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