Collaboration to energize the Thomas & Mack Center Courtside Club and student-athlete excellence
Known globally for supporting championship performance with elite athletes, Red Bull has partnered with UNLV Athletics to energize the premium experience at the Thomas & Mack Center during Runnin’ Rebel games.
Set to open when the UNLV men’s basketball team takes the floor in November, the innovative Courtside Club will provide unprecedented VIP services to members of UNLV’s Loyalty Circle – the athletics department’s prestigious donor society.
The Courtside Club will feature food, beverage and high-end hospitality all game long, just steps away from Tarkanian Court. Support from Red Bull will support the design and development of the club, which is the first of its kind for Runnin’ Rebel Basketball.
“We are proud to partner with UNLV Athletics to energize the premium experience within the Thomas & Mack Center,” said Red Bull Las Vegas Regional Manager Lou D’Andrea, “It’s equally exciting to be part of a new championship era for Runnin’ Rebel Basketball with Coach Otzelberger. Building our involvement with NCAA Division I sports and, in particular, basketball, is a core priority for the company. This opportunity aligns directly with where we are heading both regionally and nationally.”
The Courtside Club builds on the athletics department’s commitment to expanding premium services to those providing essential scholarship and strategic support through the Loyalty Circle program.
“We are so grateful for Red Bull’s support as we launch this new partnership,” Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois said. “The Loyalty Circle and the support it generates allows us to provide scholarships and services essential to student-athlete excellence. The collaboration with Red Bull will personify our mission as we team to develop our student-athletes into leaders for our university and community.”
In addition to assisting with the establishment of the Courtside Club, the partnership with Red Bull will involve career development opportunities for UNLV student-athletes.
As Red Bull continues its global growth, its need for qualified, talented employees is escalating. This partnership is timely and strategic for both parties.
“We are thrilled about expanding engagement with UNLV Athletics and creating a pathway between UNLV’s campus and our company,” D’Andrea said.
The Runnin’ Rebels open the 2019-20 campaign against Purdue Fort Wayne on November 5. The Courtside Club will debut that evening. For information on the Loyalty Circle and how to become a member, please visit RebelAthleticFund.com or call 702-895-4486.