Family & Friends Night Set For Sept. 24

Sept. 2, 2011 (

LAS VEGAS ( - There will be a free festival for children prior to the game outside of the stadium. That will also be site of the first official appearance of the 2011-12 Runnin' Rebel basketball team, which will be on hand to take photos and sign autographs for fans.

Immediately following the game, kids will be invited to take the field at Sam Boyd Stadium and participate in fun football activities.

A special 2-for-1 ticket promotion is available for the game to make it easier for families or larger groups of friends to attend. To purchase tickets, call (702) 739-FANS (3267) or visit

"Introducing more and more kids to Rebel football is important to us as we build this program," said UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck. "We hope families who don't regularly go to games use this as an opportunity to introduce their kids - and maybe even some adults - to Rebel football."

Additional family-friendly elements are being planned for the in-game entertainment.

UNLV Athletics is also working with such community partners such as National Youth Sports (NYS) and Nevada PTA to help promote the game and the festivities to local families. Two of UNLV Athletics' major community outreach initiatives are youth health & wellness and parental involvement.



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