The University of Nevada athletic department has started a crowdfunding campaign called “We Are Nevada,” which was announced in a press release Thursday. This will be one of the first endeavors by the Wolf Pack Athletic Association, the fundraising branch of Nevada Athletics.
The initiative involves raising money for sports programs and the Pack Excellence Fund, which provides resources for student-athletes like scholarships, academic support, sports medicine and more. The campaign’s target goal is to reach $1.73 million, and it will be open for donations until Dec. 31, 2020.
The looming budget deficit is one of the reasons for this fundraising venture, since normal operations cannot proceed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.