OK, I get to brag one last time before my son Kyle Bacon heads off to college. Kyle was selected to play in the Sparks Sertoma Football Classic with fellow Carson High player Matt Moore. Matt didn't get to attend because of a hamstring pull he received in track this season. He was sorely missed, but we still won without his great ability on the field.
It was an honor to watch these young men with the best of the best in Northern Nevada playing at Mackey Stadium. They were outstanding, and yes, the Silver won. Maybe next year, Blue will win.
Carson High School head football coach Shane Quilling was there with his young son Chance, cheering for Kyle at his last game.
If you want your son to get out this summer and put down the video controller, check out the Carson High football program. The Senators are revamping and getting ready for another season and could use a few more kids out there on the line and running a few more routes.
One of the best quotes I ever heard from my son was, "Even when I hated school, sports kept me going." Your child is worth that extra mile or two to keep him or her involved in a healthy environment, and the football staff is a great bunch of coaches. They will be starting the next session soon.
Carson High football summer classes
When: Through June 30. The next session is July 11-21, Monday through Thursday.
Where: 1111 N. Saliman Road, football field
What: Educational instruction, weight training and conditioning
Cost: $100, plus student gets a credit for physical education class
Contact: Coach Quilling at 283-1915 or go to the CHS Guidance Office
My good friend Doreen FitzHenry dropped me an e-mail asking about the annual school shopping spree at Mervyn's.
This event is sponsored by Carson City Kiwanis and Salvation Army. It helps children receive new clothing and shoes, plus a backpack with supplies, for the first day of school. It is beyond personal gratification to help little children get brand-new shoes and clothing for school that would not otherwise have them.
I helped an 8-year-old girl one year, and the biggest thing she wanted was Winnie the Pooh underwear, with lace of course. She was thrilled when she received such nice, new undies. You can help by sponsoring a child. If you know of a child that would qualify for the program, please call Salvation Army for more information. The shopping spree is discreet and helpful to the children in need.
School Day Shopping Spree
When: First week of August
COST: Full donation is $100, but anything will help.
Contact: Vi Bibee 887-9120 or Virginia Nuzum 882-6576
The Historic Fourth Ward School presents a rare opportunity to experience the historic site of Sutro. For one day, the town of Sutro will be highlighted in a living tour.
Sutro was built by Adolph Sutro in the early 1860s, three miles east of Dayton at the drainage point of the 3.8-mile long Sutro Tunnel, which connected to the Savage Mine in Virginia City. The tunnel took nine years to complete. It was conceived to ventilate the deep mines of the Comstock, drain water, and transport ore to the mills along the Carson River.
"I have received hundreds of requests to tour the historic grounds of the Sutro townsite over the years," said Pete Leonard, president of Sutro Tunnel Co. This day's events feature transportation by trolley from Dayton to Sutro (no private cars permitted) and guided tours by local historians of the privately owned grounds and buildings of Sutro. Afterwards, enjoy a barbecue.
Bring walking shoes and sunscreen. This is a rare event you might not want to miss if you love Nevada history.
Historical Tour of Sutro
When: July 9
Cost: Prepaid tickets - $30 general, $20 Fourth Ward School members; $35 day of the event
Contact: 847-0975; P.O. Box 4, Virginia City, NV 89440; or www.fourthwardschool.org.
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