Bighorns, NBA And DLeague Teaming Up For Local Youth Fitness

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RENO, Nev.— The Reno Bighorns, the NBA and the NBA Development League are teaming up for a local youth fitness challenge at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows on Sept. 5.

This unique event will provide Northern Nevada youth with a fun and exciting way to show off their fitness skills, with competition, prizes and more. The winners of this and other local and regional competitions will have the opportunity to advance to the national competition, to be held at the 2009-2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, where they will test their abilities against the nation’s most fit youth.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 5, and will be immediately followed by the Bighorns Youth Basketball Camp. The youth fitness challenge is free to all participants.

For more information, contact Darnell Bolton by phone at (775) 334-7076 or via email at

Reno Bighorns season tickets are now available for the 2009-10 season, with the home opener only three months away. Season tickets are being offered in six different pricing options, starting as low as $10 per game. For more information, call (775) 284-2NBA or visit

The Reno Bighorns will begin their second season in the NBA Development League in 2009-10. The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league and featured 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA teams during the 2008-09 season. This Fall, two new NBA D-League teams will begin play in Portland, Maine and Springfield, Mass.—the birthplace of basketball. Eighty-four former NBA Development League players were on 2008-09 NBA end-of-season rosters, amounting to almost 20 percent of NBA players, and the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at