Friday, February 3, 2017

UNLV Hockey Team Needs Your Help!


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Rebel Hockey Club (UNLV Rebel Hockey Club) has announced fundraising initiatives to support the team’s move up to Division 1 of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), becoming a NCAA Varsity program in the upcoming 2017-2018 season.

“Rebel Hockey’s move up to full NCAA Varsity status couldn’t come at a more exciting time for hockey in Las Vegas,” said Zee Khan, general manager of UNLV Rebel Hockey Club. “However, with this move comes a greater need for financial support, so we are working together to launch a series of fundraisers to help us achieve our goals.”

The UNLV Rebel Hockey Club has an annual budget of roughly $280,000, which is all raised privately by donors, partners, board members and staff. Since the program is unable to provide scholarships, the student athletes are responsible for more than $3,000 per year in costs individually – in addition to tuition and other expenses. Donations and sponsorships help to provide equipment, facilities, travel expenses, medical treatment, as well as make it possible for the team to play in the National Championship. Khan currently estimates a shortfall of $110,000 through the end of the 2016-2017 season prompting the team to launch an array of sponsorship opportunities to secure contributions.

A few fundraising initiatives have been launched to support the Rebels pursuit of the National Championship title, including the “2017 UNLV Hockey Road to the National Championship Grand Prize Raffle” on Eventbrite. Prizes include: UNLV Hockey 2017-18 season tickets; a Top Golf package; a $2,500 grand prize; as well as dozens of other prizes.

Rebel Hockey has also introduced locker sponsorships, jersey sponsorships, equipment sponsorships and tiered packages ranging from $2,500 to $100,000. A detailed description of all sponsorship opportunities is available at www.rebelhockey.com.
 
The UNLV Rebel Hockey Club, the state’s only collegiate-level ice hockey program, was founded in 2005 and has recently enjoyed its best performance with a 49-13-2 record-to-date through the last two seasons.

The UNLV Men’s Ice Hockey team is the leading organization at UNLV Club Sports. Year after year, the club is recognized for its ability to exceed and push other club sports organizations to raise their own profile, becoming the model organization for success within club sports at UNLV. As of the 2017-2018 season, UNLV Rebel Hockey Club will compete in ACHA Division 1. More information is available www.rebelhockey.com.

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