For Immediate Release
PR #:1400046
Date Issued:May 16, 2014 - 8:28am

Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament raises $17,821 for Children's Cancer Foundation

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-771-8252

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who supported the 2nd annual Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament sponsored by the Hidden Valley Country Club. This year’s tournament was held on Monday, May 12 and raised $17,821 for the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Eighty-four golfers representing the two agencies put down their guns and hoses and took a vacation day to take part in this year’s fundraising tournament. The competition was close, with this year’s tournament trophy going to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.

However, the real winners are the children who receive support from the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. Thanks to the Hidden Valley Country Club’s sponsorship, 100 percent of the player’s entry fees of $100 per player went directly to the Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Local businesses, organizations and individuals donated additional sponsorships and raffle prizes to increase fundraising efforts.

Hole Sponsors:

L.L. Realty (Carrie Sieben), Dolan Auto Group, Waddell & Reed (Gregory Raleigh), Nevada Insurance Agency Co., Verdi Volunteer Fire Department #351, Christina Kantrud State Farm Insurance Agency, ITS Logistics, The Douglas and Gloria Rumberger Foundation, Renner Equipment Company, Port of Subs, Truckee Meadows Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3895, Triad Technologies, Hollylocks, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Supervisory Deputies Association and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputies Association.
 

Raffle prize donors:

Somersett Golf and Country Club, Aloha Auto Detail, Jack Ross Ammunition, Prep and Save, Cabela’s, Western Nevada Supply, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Eric Dean, D.D.S., EyeZone Nevada, Eikelberger Awning and Drapery Co., Southern Wine and Spirits, Banded Nation, Donnelly Creek Taxidermy, Kevin Eccles, Reno Aces, Hollylocks, Surefire, Macy’s Reno, Tahoe Cruises, Wolf Run Golf Club, Lakeridge Golf, Dayton Valley Golf Course, U.S. Firearms Academy, Renner Equipment Company, SWAG/Blue Moon, Harrah’s and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, Pinnocchio’s Bar and Grill, Ryan Rizzuto, Home Depot on Summit Ridge, Liberty Mutual Insurance Representative Stacy Kennedy, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputies Association, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Supervisory Deputies Association.      

The Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation’s vision is to reach every family affected by childhood cancer in the Northern Nevada and Eastern Sierra regions.  Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for children with cancer and their families by providing financial assistance and compassionate support programs while advocating for increased research funds and raising public awareness. For more information, visit nvchildrenscancer.org.

 photo: Golfers representing the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and Washoe County Sheriff's Office put down their guns and hoses and took a vacation day to partricipate in the Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament sponsored by the Hidden Valley Country Club on Monday, May, 12, 2014. This year's tournament raised $17,821 for the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation.

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

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