$15,000 raised for Carson City’s WNC | NevadaAppeal.com

$15,000 raised for Carson City’s WNC

Katie Leao
Director Western Nevada College Foundation
Western Nevada College Golf Classic women’s division winning team, representing Eagle Valley Women’s Club, from left: Robin Ponte, Marti Veverka, Deb Ford and Jane Beckett.
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With temperatures in the 70s and clear blue skies, 96 golfers took to the links on Friday for the 16th annual Western Nevada Golf Classic to support scholarship and academic programs including Jump Start College and the Applied Industrial Technology programs.

The community really showed up for WNC students Friday. Tournament sponsors included Michael Hohl Automotive Group, AT&T, Waddell & Reed-Amy Clemens and Stevan Lyon, Carson Tahoe Health, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Gold Dust West Casino, Casino Fandango, Dorothy Ramsdell, Independent Shaklee distributor, Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota and Capital Ford, Eagle Valley Golf Course, Friends of PK O’Neill, Shaheen Beauchamp Builders, Sign Pro, Miles Construction and City National Bank, and players represented a broad spectrum of local companies.

Mylan Schmidt with Capital Business Lab said he played in the tournament because it’s important to support our local college.

“I have been lucky enough to work with several students and graduates that have shown exemplary performance and demeanor,” he said.

Court Cardinal with Casino Fandango played in the tournament and also sponsored a hole. He said he sponsors and plays in the tournament every year because he believes in supporting WNC.

“It’s a great cause and a great school,” he said.

Mendy Elliott with Capital Partners said she chooses to play in the tournament, because it is one more thing she can do to promote education — especially WNC’s strategic commitment to economic development in the community.

“We want to support the efforts of the faculty and our students,” she said.

Kris Wells with AT&T said she supports WNC’s educational efforts, especially the Summer Bridge program.

The tournament, sponsored by the WNC Foundation, raised more than $15,000 in player fees, sponsor fees and donations.

Tournament winners: Men’s division: Holland & Hart LLP, Scott Scherer, Fred Schmidt, Brandon Sendall and Mylan Schmidt.

Women’s division: Eagle Valley Women’s Club, Marti Veverka, Robin Ponte, Deb Ford and Jane Beckett.

We can’t say thank you enough to our sponsors and our players. Without the support of our community, many of our students would not receive the financial support in the form of scholarships they need. With your help, we’re able to expand our programs to serve not only our students, but also to continue to develop the skilled workforce who will provide good jobs for our community and our state.