Nevada Athletics has a long-standing commitment to giving back to the northern Nevada community that supports the department, and Wolf Pack student-athletes, coaches and staff spend more than 7,000 hours volunteering in the community each year.
Through the wide range of community service activities, Wolf Pack student-athletes have the opportunity to interact with the community that has adopted them, provide youth with good role models and enhance their own character and college experience.
Student-athletes, coaches and staff make regular visits to local area elementary and middle schools and the Boys and Girls Club, hold autograph sessions, conduct sports clinics, collect items and volunteer for local organizations like the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, the St. Vincent’s Programs and Habitat for Humanity and participate in community events like Iron Man, the Reno-Tahoe Open, the Reno Balloon Races, Race for the Cure and the Reno Rodeo to name just a few.
Nevada has consistently led the Mountain West Conference in community service hours, winning the MW Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Community Service Award, a league-wide competition among league institutions, four times in the past six years. The Mountain West school that tallies the most community service hours will be presented with the award at the Mountain West Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas in March.
The Wolf Pack won the Mountain West Community Service Challenge in both 2019 and 2020, turning in over 9,400 hours in 2019 and over 7,000 hours in 2020. The Wolf Pack also won the conference championship in 2015 and 2016 and came in second in both 2017 and 2018.
If you are interested in having Wolf Pack student-athletes or coaches perform community service for your organization or event, please contact Rhonda Bennett, Senior Associate Athletics Director (775-682-6981 or firstname.lastname@example.org).