On April 5, locally headquartered Credit One Bank, sponsor of Vegas Golden Knights and regular supporter of Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), presented a $20,000 check to the nonprofit at City National Arena (Pictured: Elizabeth Matthews, foundation & community engagement manager for Vegas Golden Knights, Amy Chasey, assistant vice president of marketing communications for Credit One Bank, Arash Ghafoori, executive director for Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and Chance, Vegas Golden Knights mascot)
During the event, 15 NPHY clients had the chance to skate on the same ice the playoff-bound team practices on and were paid a special visit by Chance, the Knights mascot.
“Credit One Bank wanted to do more than just donate money; it was important to us that we do something fun to activate our partnership with Vegas Golden Knights. With the help of the Foundation, we were able to bring some of the youth out to enjoy a fun night out skating during a historical time for our city, said Amy Chasey, assistant vice president of marketing communications for Credit One Bank.
“Our youth don’t have access to some of the same opportunities as many of us, so to be able to skate on the same ice rink as the Golden Knights is creating a lifetime memory for them,” said Arash Ghafoori, executive director of NPHY.
As part of the Vegas Golden Knights 59/41 Raffle, $10,000 was raised at the March 2 home game and $10,000 was matched by Credit One Bank. In August 2017, Credit One Bank was named the official credit card and sponsor of the Vegas Golden Knights.