Nevada football's game against San Jose State on Saturday is both Family Weekend and a day for cancer awareness.
The Wolf Pack will feature a pink Pack script logo on its helmets and coaches will wear a pink ribbon on the sidelines during the game. Cancer survivors will be on the field pre-game, forming a tunnel for the Wolf Pack's run-out onto Chris Ault Field.
The first 15,000 fans through the Mackay Stadium gates will receive pink rally towels. All students will receive pink beanies at the game. The Wolf Pack is asking fans to consider contributing to a Miracle Minute at halftime to raise money for those affected by cancer in our region.
Nevada is asking fans to go pink to #TackleCancer as part of a partnership with the Renown Institute for Cancer during Saturday's game against San Jose State. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink and help raise money for those affected by cancer in the Northern Nevada and eastern California region. For more information or to donate directly online visit renown.org/pink.
“Funds from the game will help us with new technologies to improve care and meet ongoing needs of our patients in a supportive manner, addressing transportation and lodging,” Susan Cox, director of cancer operation services at Renown, said in a news release. “Join us at Mackay Stadium in pink to cheer on our Wolf Pack in dedication to those affected by cancer. Go Pack!”
Additionally, the Family Weekend event allows parents of Nevada students to watch the game as a member of the student section, including running out on the field pre-game before the team. The cost for the ticket is $15 by going to NevadaWolfPack.com/promo and using the code PACKFAMILY.
In conjunction with Family Weekend, The Row is offering discounted hotel rates at the Eldorado and Circus Circus, starting at $55 a night on Friday, $100 a night on Saturday and $125 on Sunday. Guests can reserve their rooms by calling 888-288-1833 and using the code FANS19.