The Jerry Tarkanian Legacy Project (Statue) Dedication Ceremony
Wednesday, Oct. 30 – 3 p.m. (open to the public)
Advisory Date: Oct. 23, 2013
What: A dedication ceremony for The Jerry Tarkanian Legacy Project, including the statue unveiling. Public is welcome to attend.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.
Where: Thomas & Mack Center Outdoor Plaza (where TMC, Cox Pavilion & Mendenhall Center meet)
Who: Coach Jerry Tarkanian, his family, Chip and Helen Johnson (benefactors), NSHE Board of Regents, Brian Hanlon (artist and sculptor), James Ratigan (executive director of UNLV Alumni Association), Dave Rice (UNLV men’s basketball head coach), Tina Kunzer-Murphy (UNLV Interim Athletics Director), special guests
Why: The mission of the Jerry Tarkanian Legacy Project is to honor the career and contributions of Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian to the game of basketball, UNLV, and Southern Nevada. The project has covered the funding of the design, creation and installation of the statue and will establish a scholarship fund in his name. All funding for the project has come from private donations.
Contact: Andy Grossman, UNLV Assistant Athletics Director for Communications
Cell: 702-630-3949, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Opportunity: Immediately following ceremony in front of the statue.
More info.: Visit www.OneForTark.com for more information on The Jerry Tarkanian Legacy Project. The website includes donation links.