Summer winds down as fundraisers heat up

This sentiment is dear to me. Seeing so many children here in town need so much makes me a little skeptical of sending money overseas.

I think it's a great idea once the children here are taken care of. Helping to do that is Every Child Matters. It is a nonpartisan, nationwide event to draw attention to issues affecting America's children.

On Sept. 16, support Every Child Matters " Step up for the Kids Day. You can go on the Web site listed below and receive free posters to bring awareness to the blight of children here. It also has the overall ranking of children in Nevada.

It says that 87,000 children are living in poverty, which is heartbreaking.

Every Child Matters " Step Up for Kids Day

WHAT: Support children, get online to see what you can do locally

WHERE: Nationwide

WHEN: Sept. 16


Heidi Schneider and her team consisting of Lisa Schneider, Rachael Schneider, Sierra Udey, Dawn Michel, Julie McFadden, Connie Thompson, Laura Shilling, Stephanie Brooks, Katie Aschenbrenera and Misty Jackson are walking in the Carson City Memory Walk on Sept. 20.

The girls have named themselves Team Danny's Girls after Grandpa Dan. Dan Cain was diagnosed years ago with Alzheimer's and they are walking in the Memory Walk to help raise awareness as well as funds to assist in the battle for a cure.

You don't have to walk to help, but you do have to head down to Chili's Bar and Grill on Tuesday and eat for a cure. Ten percent of your meal ticket goes directly to the fundraising efforts. If you can't get down to walk then e-mail Heidi or me and we will send you the flier to help raise funds.

Chili's Bar and Grill of Carson City teams up with the Alzheimer's Association of Northern Nevada to help raise money for the Carson City Memory Walk

WHAT: Provides services, support and a search for a cure

WHERE: Chili's Bar and Grill, north and south locations

WHEN: 3 p.m. to close Tuesday

CONTACT: Heidi Schneider at or Kim Riggs at for flier

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Alzheimer Association of Northern Nevada


Come help fight drug and alcohol addiction one stroke at a time by playing in the 18th Annual Golf Tournament at Empire Ranch Golf Course. The Community Counseling Center is the only place individuals having difficulties with drugs and alcohol can be evaluated and identified, counseled on the different needs relating to alcohol and drug rehab programs, detoxification, rehabilitation and recovery.

They need help in keeping the doors open to this one-of-a-kind treatment center that has trained counselors making progress in the fight against addictions. Come on out and hit a ball or two.

Community Counseling Center's 18th annual golf tournament

WHAT: Provides services and support for those looking to find sobriety and freedom from addictions

WHERE: Empire Ranch Golf Course

WHEN: Sunday

COST: $100. Lunch hosted at a private home on the golf course following play. Tee prizes, green fees, cart and more. You can also just attend the luncheon at $15 per person

CONTACT: 882-3945

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Community Counseling Center of Carson City

Start here to promote healthy actives in our town for our kids. Join Dana Whaley from Carson City Toyota Scion and the rest of his foursome who couldn't wait to sign up.

Get involved in raising funds to keep our local children in sports. Donations, as well as players, are needed to help the teams reach their goal in replacing equipment. If you can't golf, sign up for lunch and enjoy a great barbecue with everyone. Give Terry Gingell, Tim McCarthy (welcome back Tim!) and Todd Ackermann a call to help support Carson High School golf, girl's basketball and wrestling. Fore!

Carson High School sports fundraiser golf tournament

WHAT: Golf, goodies, barbecue, prizes and more.

WHERE: Empire Ranch Golf Course

WHEN: 9 a.m. Sept. 28. Shotgun start. Format: Scramble.

COST: $75 barbecue lunch. Tee prizes, green fees, cart and more. Lunch $20.

CONTACT: 885-2100 or 885-2804. Checks payable to Terry Gingell, 1875 Fair Way.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Funds raised will go to replacing equipment and promoting youth athletics.

FYI: "Backpack Attack" really hit home thanks to Soroptimist International of Carson City, Platinum's Salon and Spa, Home Depot, Orange Embrace Employee Association, Roger Schuler and the outstanding employees plus the amazing ladies from Well of Worship Church in Mound House. Thank you! You made every child matter!

- To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at


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