UNLV Athletics Announces Return of Runnin’ Rebel Tickets for Teachers Program

2019-07-30T20:12:19+00:00July 30th, 2019|

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -​ UNLV Athletics has announced the return of its “Tickets for Teachers” program for the upcoming 2019-20 Runnin’ Rebel basketball  season as a way to say “thank you” to local teachers.

Working with the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Office, the Tickets for Teachers program aims to provide two UNLV men’s basketball  season tickets to every elementary and middle school in the district, which principals  can distribute to deserving teachers. CCSD is the fifth largest school district in the country and has a total of 325  elementary and middle schools.

The NBA and Tomorrow’s Stars Foundation have already committed to providing  100 tickets.

“The NBA Summer League and Tomorrow’s Stars Foundation are proud to support  Tickets for Teachers and UNLV men’s basketball,” said Albert Hall, Las Vegas NBA  Summer League Co-founder. “We’ve all been positively influenced by teachers in our lives and appreciate the influential impact they have on our communities. This  program is another example of Tomorrow’s Stars improving the Las Vegas area.”

“Tickets for Teachers is one way for us to recognize and thank local teachers, who put  in so much time, energy, and effort to make our community great,” said UNLV men’s  basketball head coach T.J. Otzelberger. “We appreciate the National Basketball  Association jumping on board early to help our local educators.”

Additional tickets will be provided through “angel” donations from community  members. A school, (two tickets), can be sponsored for $240 for the men’s basketball  season. Supporters can make their contribution by submitting a tax-deductible  donation to the Tickets for Teachers Fund ​here​. Preferred schools can be  recommended by donors, however, the program’s goal is to have all schools  sponsored. After the purchase, the ticketing department then facilitates the  donation of the tickets to the CCSD’s School-Community Partnership to be distributed to the schools.

Those interested in more information on the program or supporting schools can  contact Barry Kamen in the UNLV Athletics Ticketing Department at 702-895-3679 or by email at barry.kamen@unlv.edu.