WNC Foundation dinner showcases baseball great
The Western Nevada College Foundation is selling tickets to the Wildcats Athletics fund-raising dinner on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Reno's Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Headlining the event is Dustin Pedroia. The foundation office will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 21-23, and reopen Monday, Jan. 4. Information and tickets: 445-3240.
The Red Sox star is known for his Rookie of the Year and MVP awards, but few are aware that two important summers of his baseball life were spent in Carson City playing American Amateur Baseball. As a 17- and 18-year-old, Pedroia was an infielder for the Carson Capitols.
Tickets cost $75 until Dec. 31, and $100 afterward. Tables of 10 are available for $750 until Dec. 31, and $1,000 afterward. The event benefits the WNC baseball and softball programs.
The evening includes a three-course prime rib dinner, hosted beer/wine, and live music. There will be live and silent auctions, and no-host cocktails. Master of ceremonies is Bryan Samudio, KRNV Channel 4 news/sports anchor.
College closes through Jan. 3
The fall semester has just ended and most Western Nevada College offices will be closed Christmas Eve through Jan. 3, but online registration will continue for the spring term which begins Jan. 25. Very limited services will be available at the WNC Carson campus. On Dec. 24 and Dec. 28-31, general information will be available during regular business hours in the Bristlecone Building Student Services wing. Other campuses and teaching centers will be closed.
Online registration/fee payment is available at www.wnc.edu Monday-Saturday, 12:30 a.m.-
8 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Giving season moves employees, students
This is the season of giving, and WNC employees and students are responding by helping the local community. The Associated Students of Western Nevada set out boxes on campus for the 12 days of Christmas, collecting canned and boxed goods for the needy.
Faculty and staff had a fundraiser to benefit Food For Thought. The local group provides meals to Carson City's homeless children, estimated to be about 500 at any one time. College employees donated money and collected food such as fruit cups, instant oatmeal, granola bars, canned meats, crackers with peanut butter or cheese and microwavable soups.