Native American dancers, singers and drummers will be on hand for Friday's Nike N7 game.
Nov. 22, 2011
RENO, Nev. - The first 500 fans into Friday's women's basketball game in the Nugget Classic will receive free Nike N7 T-shirts as part of the University of Nevada's partnership with Nike N7 and celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
The Wolf Pack women's basketball team will take on Butler at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 at Lawlor Events Center in the opening game of the Nugget Classic. 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 game with the purchase of an item from the Nike N7 collection at the Nike Factory Store in Sparks.
Nevada will be wearing turquoise Nike N7 Air Max Destiny basketball shoes during the game, while Wolf Pack coaches will be wearing Nike N7 shoes and polos.
Native American singers, dancers and drummers as well as a veterans' color guard from Pyramid Lake will be on hand at the game, while Nike N7 General Manager Sam McCracken and local Native American leaders will present each of the four head coaches participating in this year's Nugget Classic will traditional Pendleton blankets.
Friday's game will wrap up Nevada's month-long celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Throughout the month of November, the Wolf Pack has partnered with Nike N7 to raise awareness about the program and show support to the Native American communities in northern Nevada.
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.
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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