Experience RAF

As the challenges related to COVID continue to impact engagement opportunities via UNLV Athletics contests, the Rebel Athletic Fund will deliver EXPERIENCE RAF, designed to expand personalized stewardship across the full RAF membership base, virtually.

Simply, EXPERIENCE RAF VIRTUAL (X-RAFV) will constitute a series of live zoom sessions between UNLV coaches, administrators and donors (of all levels).

Starting with the launch of the D5 Momentum Fund 2.0 Campaign, RAF will offer a suite of virtual events with the inaugural episode coming soon this fall featuring head Women's Soccer Coach Jenny Ruiz-Williams.

Coming soon this fall, sessions will serve as season previews with head and assistant coaches to foreshadow their seasons, followed by Q&A with RAF donors. Giveaways will punctuate donor-participation with RAF to offer Nike apparel / equipment items to select members of the zoom audience.

The sessions, limited to 500 participants via invitation / RSVP, will support dialogue with the donor base that serves as both stewardship and cultivation. Unable to use face-to-face events to build affinity, EXPERIENCE RAF VIRTUAL will keep the Athletic Department intimately connected to vital supporters while bridging to spring and the return of fans at UNLV Athletic competitions.

Above all, X-RAFV will commemorate the correlation between donor generosity and the success of our outstanding student-athletes…the benefit, additionally, will offer members an exclusive, "inside look" into what it means to Be A Rebel.


Early / Preseason Fall 2020


  • Inaugural X-RAFV Episode: UNLV Football Season Preview with Head Coach Marcus Arroyo and Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois (Live from Allegiant Stadium)
  • X-RAFV Episode II: UNLV Volleyball with Head Coach Dawn Sullivan
  • X-RAFV Episode III: UNLV Men's Soccer with Head Coach Rich Ryerson
  • X-RAFV Episode IV: UNLV Women's Soccer 2020 Preview with Head Coach Jenny Ruiz-Williams and Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois
  • X-RAFV Episode IV: Pregame from UNLV Women's Soccer / First Game for new head coach Jenny Ruiz Williams