The Reno Bighorns have teamed up with patients of Renown Children’s Hospital to create warm-up jerseys for their final game of the season.
The Reno Bighorns basketball game April 1 will be all about the kids! Renown Children’s Hospital is sponsoring Bighorn Bids for Kids Night during the last home game of the team’s season. Caregivers and former patients will be part of the high-five tunnel and national anthem, and Renown will be kicking off an on-court baby race during a break in the action.
Players will also wear shirts designed by young patients at Renown Children’s Hospital, which have already brought cheer to kids facing health challenges.
“It was sweet to be able to walk into a little girl’s room and tell her about the project and watch her get excited about the possibility of her picture being on a Bighorns jersey,” says Child Life Specialist Liz Wagner. “It made her feel important, it make her excited, and it was a fun distraction while she was here in the hospital.”
The public is asked to vote for their favorite shirt design, and players will wear the winning design during a future pre-game and halftime, and player-autographed, game-worn shooting shirts, along with some Sacramento Kings memorabilia, will be part of a future silent auction for fans with all proceeds benefiting to Renown Children’s Hospital.