Nominations Now Open to Recognize Active, Retired Military Members During Football

RENO, Nev. – Wolf Pack fans are encouraged to nominate potential honorees for the “Military Hero of the Game” to be recognized at all 2018 University of Nevada home football games. For the third consecutive year, EyeZone Nevada is the presenting corporate partner.

The Wolf Pack open their football season hosting Portland State at 6 p.m. August 31 at Mackay Stadium. That will be the first home game where an active or retired member of the armed forces would be recognized. Nominees are currently being accepted online, and each game honoree will receive four game tickets, pre-game hospitality passes and apparel. A videoboard message also will pay tribute to the honored recipient during a timeout. All active or retired members of the armed forces are eligible for the recognition, and nominations can be submitted at In order to be considered, include all requested details for the potential honoree such as name, rank, military branch served and his/her city currently residing, as well as a brief 50-100 word biography.

“Our entire team at EyeZone has considered this a huge honor to support this promotion and to provide a great game day experience for some well-deserving military heroes,” said Dr. Daniel Rowan. “We’re grateful for the sacrifices made by members of our armed forces and look forward to seeing even more of them recognized for their service at Wolf Pack games this year.”

A total of 12 recipients have been honored thus far in the Wolf Pack’s “Military Hero of the Game” presented by EyeZone Nevada. The relationship between Nevada and EyeZone is overseen by the university’s athletics multimedia rightsholder, Learfield’s Wolf Pack Sports Properties. The Reno-based team works closely with Dr. Daniel Rowan and Dr. Mark Michitsch on the various components of EyeZone Nevada’s corporate partnership in order to elevate their exposure among the Wolf Pack fans and campus community.

“This continues to be one of our most popular and successful promotions,” said Mike Shayotovich, Wolf Pack Sports Properties general manager. “Our state motto is ‘All For Our Country’, and these veterans being honored year in and year out for their dedication and sacrifice personify just that. It’s special to see a corporate partner like Eye Zone use this platform to recognize these great Nevadans.”

EyeZone, with locations in West Reno, South Reno, Carson City and South Lake Tahoe, prides itself on providing quality eye care, as well as giving back to the community. EyeZone offers eye exams, contact lens exam fittings, screenings for eye diseases and prescription glasses. For more information, visit

All tickets for the 2018 season, featuring the best home schedule in school history, are on sale now. The schedule features Oregon State of the Pac-12 conference and four Mountain West teams who played in bowl games last season. Call (775) 348-PACK or visit for more information today.