ZAPPOS BECOMES PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS SLED HOCKEY TEAM

VEGAS (November 12, 2018) –  Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced today, 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.

 

ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

 

ABOUT ZAPPOS.COM

Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become the leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos currently showcases millions of products from over 1,000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos is also proud to be rated ELITE by STELLAService and was named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S. More information about the customer service philosophy, unique culture and job openings can be found at www.zappos.com/about/press-kit. More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership program can be found at zapposinsights.com. Zappos.com, Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.