Annual Kerri Oxoby Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament returning to Carson City Sept. 10

Two Carson High School student athletes will benefit from an annual golf tournament that’s returning to Silver Oak Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 10.

The 15th annual Kerri Oxoby Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

The event is organized by the Oxoby family in memory of Kerri Oxoby, a Carson High and University of Nevada, Reno, graduate who died in 2001 from anaphylactic shock following a toxic reaction from hazelnut extract in candy. She was 25.

Since its inception in 2001, the tournament has raised more than $100,000 for local students.

“Initially we established a scholarship fund, and people came and donated,” said Shirley Oxoby, Kerri’s mother. “The golf part of it was suggested by former Carson High School Principal Ron Beck.”

Oxoby said the fund went from giving $1,000 scholarships to $3,000 scholarships.

All proceeds raised will be awarded to two student athletes who are active in the community and planning to attend the University of Nevada, Reno.

Besides a day of golf, the event offers prizes and a barbecue lunch from noon to 5 p.m. In addition, Accent, a string quartet, will play from 1 to 3 p.m.

The cost to golf is $100 per person. Sign-ups are welcome on the day of the event; registration is at 7:45 a.m.

To make a contribution to the scholarship fund, send checks, made out to Kerri Oxoby Memorial Scholarship, to Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road, Carson City 89701.

For more information, call Oxoby at 775-882-9227, or find the event on Facebook at

Shirley Oxoby’s “Silent Warrior: A Journey of Hope,” the story of Kerri Oxoby, is available on at


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