Golf course wind 1976 Rolls Royce

The Eagle Valley Golf Course became the proud new owner Monday of a 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, raffled off by the Western Nevada Community College Foundation.

The raffle was conducted Friday, and all concerned parties completed the transfer at Eagle Valley Golf Course on Monday.

"We're going to give everyone a ride in it first," Eagle Valley General Manager Michael McGehee said. "Then maybe we can hook some mowers up to it."

Already, Eagle Valley has two parties interested in purchasing the vehicle: its value ranges somewhere between $22,000 and $28,000, McGehee said.

The cream-colored Rolls was donated to the WNCC Foundation by Carson City resident Al Lane said Helaine Jesse, WNCC's vice president of institutional advancement. Lane, a previous donor to the college's nursing program, acquired the vehicle from Carson City businessman Chris Anderson, who bought it from Harrah's Auto Collection.

"Al Lane called up and said, 'I want this Rolls out of my garage. You can have it if you pick it up right now,'" Jesse said. "So I did."

About 1,500 chances at $10 each were sold for the Rolls during the past year raising about $10,000 for nursing scholarships.

The Friday-evening drawing took place in conjunction with the 2000 Western Nevada Community College Foundation Golf Classic. About 128 golfers paid $100 each to tee off. Proceeds benefit the WNCC Foundation and will be used for scholarships.


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