November 19, 2019, the Chairman and CEO of the Vegas Golden Knights, Billy Foley, announced an exciting new partnership. According to Billy Foley, the Vegas Golden Knights signed a long-term agreement partnering up with Steven Odzer and BT SUPPLIES WEST, INC. The terms of the agreement will change the name of the Vegas Golden Knights Community Arena in Henderson, Nevada, to its new official name, “Lifeguard Arena in Henderson.” Since BT has its headquarters in Henderson, NV, the partnership made sense.
In a statement, CEO Bill Foley said, “The Vegas Golden Knights and BT Supplies both share the same foundational principles of commitment to our community and dedication to growing the great game of hockey.” Bill Foley also expressed that the purpose of the arena will be to “provide locals and hockey fans of all ages and skill levels with a world-class location to learn, play, and experience the sport.” BT and the Vegas Golden Knights are thrilled about the partnership and what the arena will do for the community. The grand opening date has not been officially announced yet, but it’s on schedule for 2020.
Steven Odzer, the CEO of BT Supplies, helped orchestrate the deal between the two entities. “As the official supply partner for the Vegas Golden Knights, Lifeguard will name the team’s outstanding new facility, the Lifeguard Arena in Hendersons,” Steven Odzer said. He has been a big fan of the Vegas Golden Knights and would often travel between New York and Nevada to cheer on his favorite hockey team. Steven Odzer saw this as an excellent opportunity to combine his passion for hockey and his keen eye for business.
BT Supplies is also affiliated with L&M Foodservice Inc., and together they’re the leader suppliers of disposable and reusable paper goods and janitorial supplies and equipment in the area. Together, BT and L&M will form the new entity Lifeguard Industrial and Home Supplies. Since the partnership, both companies plan a rebranding that is scheduled to be ready in time for the grand opening of the new Vegas Golden Knights Arena. The terms of the partnership make the BT Supplies the exclusive supplier of the Vegas Golden Knights and other affiliated businesses.
When he’s not involved in hockey or the distribution industry, Steven Odzer likes to help worthy causes. He is a big supporter of Jewish and non-Jewish causes, the Arab-Jewish business cooperation, and agencies that help people with disabilities. Steven Odzer also announced the launch of the Stephen Odzer Scholarship program, which would give 20 scholarships valued at $1,000 each.