Season of golf, baseball and an Easter Egg hunt

Spring is officially here, and that means baseball has started, Easter is around the corner and the golf fundraiser will be on the way. One of my favorite politicians and former co-worker Nevada Assemblywoman Bonnie Parnell is teaming up with another hometown hero Nevada Sen. Mark Amodei helping raise funds for a cause I can't support enough - continued education.

Join Bonnie, Mark and the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) for the second annual Golf-A-Thon FUNdraiser on June 15 at the Dayton Valley Golf Course. A planning meeting will be held Friday.

The GOLF-A-THON allows players to play 100 hole s of golf in one day, while raising money for a Western Nevada Community College scholarship program.

If you know these two, you know that FUN is the operative word here, and what an outstanding way to help make educational dreams come true.


WHAT: Second annual GOLF-A-THON FUNdraiser

WHERE: Dayton Valley Golf Course

WHEN: All interested players are invited to attend a lunch meeting 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the NNDA office, 704 W. Nye Lane, Suite 201. The event will be June 15.

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Here's a hair-raising idea to help the Carson High School baseball team with a local salon.

Attitudes Salon owner, Brandi Plattsmeir, and Linda Valerius have decided donate one day's worth of proceeds to the boys baseball team.

This is no April's Fool's joke - on April 1 you can get a haircut and leave looking good and help youth athletics. Great deal!

This fundraiser is a home run, so please take a moment to support the team and get clipped from some great stylists. There will also be a raffle with the grand prize of a $300 salt-water aquarium.

They are looking for a few more ladies and gentlemen to donate their time cutting hair, so if you're interested in helping call Brandi.


WHAT: Carson High School Baseball Team Cut-A-Thon

WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Attitudes, 559 South Saliman, Carson City

COST: Minimum donation of $15 per hair cut

CONTACT: Brandy Plattsmeir at 775-883-2887 or 775-882-2061

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: The CHS baseball program. If the donators say which baseball player they are there to support, that player will get credit for 50 percent of the donation.

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The Governor's Field Easter Egg Hunt is a local tradition, and this year they need some donations to pull off the fun-filled day of excitement and wonder for the little ones.

It will consist of two Easter Egg Hunts. The Easter Egg Hunt designed for special-needs children starts at 11 a.m. and allows children who need a little assistance the time and space to get in the hunt. The official hunt will begin at 1 p.m.

Carson City Kiwanis could use some more donations: bicycles, coloring books, pizza certificates, anything a child would like to win. So if you can help, call Jim Hamtak, or you can send a monetary donation to help purchase prizes for the specially marked eggs.

Easter Egg Hunt

WHAT: Carson City Kiwanis International's Easter Egg Hunt

WHEN: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 8

WHERE: Governor's Field

COST: None

CONTACT: Jim Hamtak at 883-3113 or send tax deductible donations to Kiwanis P.O. Box 922, Carson City, NV 89702

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Big Correction: The Carson Sertoma Club will host its annual Game Feed on Friday at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center. There will be a door prize of a new shotgun, a raffle of wild-game food, plus drinks and the Bud Girls as hostesses.

Next Week: Something special coming from D'Vine Wine to help children during Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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