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Bighorns team up with Susan G. Komen For the Cure



reno_bighorns-300x156-6966120-7917212The Reno Bighorns are teaming up with Susan G. Komen For the Cure this month, culminating in Breast Cancer Awareness Night, presented by St. Mary’s Medical, during Reno’s matchup with the Utah Flash this Saturday at 7 p.m.

The team has made pink Bighorns T-shirts available throughout the month for a $10 donation, with all proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a global movement aimed at curing breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear these shirts to Breast Cancer Awareness Night Saturday in an effort to “white-out” the arena.

T-shirts can be purchased by calling the Bighorns front office at 775-284-2622 and will also be available in the concourse at the Reno Events Center during the game.

Single-game tickets for this special evening start at just $7 per ticket, with group rates starting at $6 per ticket.

Tickets are on sale now at www.RenoBighorns.com, the Reno Events Center Box Office, Silver Legacy Box Office or any Northern Nevada Ticketmaster location or Web site.

The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2009-10 season, the league features 16 teams–including the debut of the Maine Red Claws and the Springfield Armor.

A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees and front office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA.

Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.

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