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Children’s museum fund-raiser offers chance to become a millionaire

Kim Riggs

Want to become a millionaire? The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada is sponsoring a $1 Million Hole-In-One Shootout today through Friday between 2 to 7 p.m. at the Empire Ranch Golf Course driving range.

The 20 players closest to the pin during the 25 hours of qualifying will meet at the No. 9 tee box at 1 p.m. Sunday. Each qualifier will have one shot to score a hole-in-one for the special par-3, 165- to 170-yard hole for the contest. This is the first time an event like this has been held in our area.

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The Capital Insurance Golf Tournament is Friday at Silver Oaks. It is followed by a prime rib dinner at Mo and Sluggo’s.

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On Sunday, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community presents a celebration of Nevada’s Basque roots. Proceeds go to the youth group at the parish and the religious education program. Get on down to Fuji Park for a great day of cultural awareness, food, music and entertainment.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is hosting a free event for ages 8-15, the Punt, Pass & Kick contest. Many current NFL players participated in Punt, Pass and Kick as youngsters. There are more than 6,000 local competitions at schools and 3,000-plus park and recreation centers nationwide during August and September.

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Who: The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada

What: $1 Million Hole-In-One Shootout. The 20 people closest to the pin who purchase a $20 qualifying ticket in advance will be entered in a drawing for a spa pass for two at Walley’s Resort in Genoa

When: Through Friday

Where: Empire Ranch Golf Course driving range, 1875 Fair Way

Time: 2 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $1 a ball

Contact: Ken Beaton at 884-2226 or Jim Smolenski at 882-2644.

Who: Capital Auto Insurance Golf Classic

What: 18 holes of golf; includes a lunch and beverages on the course followed by a prime rib dinner and cocktails at Mo & Sluggo’s Restaurant.

Where: Silver Oaks Golf Course

When: Friday, tee-off 10 a.m.

Cost: $100

Proceeds benefit: Carson City School District’s Children in Transition Program

Contact: Jeff Creelman, 883-9020; Capital Auto Insurance, 625 Fairview Drive, Suite 101


Who: St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community

What: Seventh Annual Basque Festival. University of Nevada Basque Dancers perform in authentic dress, traditional old-country games, wood-chopping and sheep-herding demonstrations, food, music

When: Sunday

Where: Fuji Park

Time: Gates open at 11 a.m., field Mass at noon, lunch 1Ð 3 p.m., events and games 1-4

Cost: Adults $25, children 16 & under free

Tickets: St. Teresa’s, Louie’s Basque Corner, Carson Valley Country Club, St. Teresa School, Santa Fe Basque Restaurant, JT Basque Bar/Restaurant, Adele’s Restaurant & Lounge, The Overland Hotel, The Cracker Box, Java Joes, Villa Basque Deli, also at the door.

Proceeds benefit: St. Teresa School and parish youth programs

Who: Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada presents Punt, Pass & Kick contest

When: Sept. 25; registration 10-11 a.m.

Where: 673 S. Stewart St.

What: Competition 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., awards 3-4 p.m

Ages: Boys and girls (compete in separate divisions) ages 8-15. Youths may only participate in one sanctioned PP&K event per year

Cost: Free

Contact: Zane Cole, (775) 882-8820


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