Connect with us


Department seeks to fill the Thomas & Mack Center’s Lower Bowl with Momentum Fund Fan Cutout commitments

With UNLV Athletics’ announcement that home men’s and women’s basketball games would begin without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department has launched a drive to fill each Lower Bowl seat in the Thomas & Mack Center with fan cutouts. 

The Momentum Fund Pack the Mack Fan Cutout Drive aims to occupy each lower bowl seat with a fan cutout while generating essential scholarship support for UNLV’s community of student-athletes. A concentrated media and marketing emphasis will provide unprecedented publicity for all fan cutout drive contributors.

“With everyone’s health and safety at the forefront, we will start our basketball season without fans,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “However, that doesn’t mean that our seats need to be empty. I believe that our Rebel community will rally behind this initiative and have a presence at the Thomas & Mack Center when we tip off on November 25th.”

The strain of the pandemic can be felt across UNLV Athletics with lost ticket revenue impacting all areas of the department, including scholarship support. 

“Basketball is here and, truly, this is the best time of the year for Rebels across our community,” said Senior Associate Athletic Director John Gladchuk. “Of course, this is not your typical year but we are launching this campaign to make sure our great fans have an opportunity to positively impact the trajectory of our season. Perhaps most significantly, all who participate will contribute life-changing scholarship funds. This is an ideal year-end giving opportunity and a wonderful way to show Rebel pride.”  

As an added bonus, the cutouts will also be present for all women’s basketball games played this season in the Thomas & Mack Center. 

“This is an awesome opportunity for impact,” said head men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger. “We need all Rebels, everywhere, to embrace this campaign and help provide a championship edge this season.”  

“This drive is the most direct and strategic way to advance our mission right now,” said new head women’s basketball head coach Lindy La Rocque. “We are all-in on this opportunity as a chance to show, despite the circumstances, that we are staying our championship course.”

Cutouts for UNLV basketball start at $59.00 and range up to $79.00 for a premium option that includes a signed cutout and picture with Coach Otzelberger. Discounts will be activated for fans who purchase a minimum of two. 

To join this important campaign, please click here or visit the Rebel Athletic Fund website at

The Runnin’ Rebels open the 2020-21 season against Montana State, while the Lady Rebels will face Northern Arizona. Both games will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 25. Game times and ways to watch will be announced when confirmed.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Must See News


Kourtney And Kim Kardashian Exchange Blows On TV (VIDEO)

Kourtney And Kim Kardashian Exchange Blows On TV (VIDEO)

by Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) LOS ANGELES — On the trailer for the upcoming 18th season of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, sisters Kim and Kourtney get into a headed expletive filled exchange that resulted in the two throwing blows. Kourtney yells “I will f*** you up,” at Kim before throwing a drink at her. The […]

Clippers Owner Make Ultimate Chess Move Buying The Forum (VIDEO)

Clippers Owner Make Ultimate Chess Move Buying The Forum (VIDEO)

by Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) INGLEWOOD, CA — After an intense legal battle brought on by MSG (Madison Square Garden Company) the now previous owners of The Forum, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer cleared a huge hurdle on Tuesday afternoon by purchasing the arena for $400 million. The team announced that the newly formed CAPSS LLC reached […]

Cam Newton Plans To Reemerge This Season (VIDEO)

Cam Newton Plans To Reemerge This Season (VIDEO)

by Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) LOS ANGELES — After the Carolina Panthers released veteran quarterback Cam Newton, he vowed to show the world that he still belongs in the NFL as a prime starter. The Panthers signed Teedy Bridgewater to a 3-year/ $63 million deal, while Newton is seeking out other teams who are in line […]

Must See

More in Basketball