Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced this week, November 12, that Zappos is now the presenting sponsor of the Vegas Golden Knights Sled Hockey Team. As the presenting sponsor, Zappos has pledged to support the team financially and cover the team’s travel and equipment needs, as well as assist in fundraising efforts throughout the season.
Sled Hockey is a sit-down version of ice hockey for players whose disability prevents them from playing stand-up hockey. The Vegas Golden Knights Sled Hockey team has several upcoming tournaments and exhibitions, including during intermission of the Vegas Golden Knights/Anaheim Ducks game on Wednesday, November 14 at T-Mobile Arena. Additional tournaments and exhibitions can be found at the end of the release.
“We are proud to partner with Zappos on this important initiative that promotes inclusivity in our game,” said Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. “We cannot say enough about Zappos’ service to our community and their exemplary commitment to the city of Las Vegas. Their support will help bring our sled hockey program to new levels.”
“We’re humbled to be able to support the Vegas Golden Knights in helping to bring this amazing sport to even more people,” said Steven Bautista, head of charitable giving at Zappos. “We believe in encouraging change and inclusivity—whether that’s with shoes and clothing, or sports. Everyone should have the opportunity to do what they love and pursue their passions.”
Vegas Golden Knights Sled Hockey Team Presented by Zappos Upcoming Exhibitions and Tournaments
November 14 (Las Vegas, NV) – Intermission during Vegas Golden Knights/Anaheim Ducks game at T-Mobile Arena
January 11-13, 2019 (Anaheim, CA) – Pacific Division Tournament – the VGK Sled Hockey Team will play the official sled hockey teams of the Kings, Coyotes, Ducks and Avalanche
February 7-10, 2019 (Chicago, IL) – NHL Sled Classic – the VGK Sled Hockey Team will play against all other NHL sanctioned sled hockey teams
March 8-10, 2019 (Denver, CO) – Pacific Division Tournament – the VGK Sled Hockey Team will play the official sled hockey teams of the Kings, Coyotes, Ducks and Avalanche
April 4-7, 2019 (Tampa, FL) – Disabled World Championship – the VGK Sled Hockey Team will compete against teams from all over the world.
Since January 2018, the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation has donated more than $25,000 to the VGK sled hockey team that went towards sleds and equipment including gloves, helmets, chest protectors and elbow pads, as well as weekly ice time. Thanks to the partnership with Zappos, travel costs, new equipment and other team-related expenses will all be covered moving forward.