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Hitting the links and some high-speed fun

Kim Riggs
For the Appeal

The Kerri Oxoby Memorial Golf Tournament for University of Nevada, Reno Scholarships is being held this Sunday. Each year the proceeds from this fundraiser raise enough money for two scholarships that are given each spring to two Carson High seniors. The first scholarships were given in May of 2001 and were originally valued at $1,000 each. In the spring of 2006 friends and family were able to raise enough money to award two $2,500 scholarships. If you would like to help raise money for this continuing scholarship program in honor of Kerri, come join family and friends at the annual golf tournament at beautiful Silver Oak Golf Course. There’s a fantastic barbecue afterwards.

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WHO: Kerri Oxoby Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament

WHERE: Silver Oak Golf Course, 1251 Country Club Drive, Carson City

WHEN: 8-9 a.m. Sunday registration, 9 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament is a scramble.

COST: $110 per player to include green fee, golf cart, range balls and prizes. A barbecue is being held at 1224 Crain St. following the tournament.

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CONTACT: Silver Oak Golf Course 841-7000.

DONATIONS: If you would like to donate and not play, please send information to Steve or Shirley Oxoby, 12 24 Crain Street, Carson City, NV 89703.

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Soroptimist International with your support can help local women in receiving the assistance they cannot find anywhere else. The Soroptimist International of Carson City’s Stroke to Help Fight Breast Cancer Golf Tournament has made a difference in 649 women who have received mammograms and another seven women who did not have the funds to find out if their tumor was malignant or benign. I realize that each year when it is election time we have far more politicians in these tournaments, but I would like to thank three locals who each year – election or not – sign up and support the fight against Breast Cancer: Judge Robey Willis and his wife, Barbara, Senator Mark Amodei, and former Mayor Ray Maysako and wife, Diane.

Golf Tournament

WHAT: Soroptimist International of Carson City’s sixth annual ‘Stroke to Help Fight Breast Cancer’ Golf Tournament

WHERE: Eagle Valley Golf Course

WHEN: 8 a.m. Sept. 29

COST: $75

CONTACT: 882-3051

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Here’s one I’ve have never heard of, but if you like music this would be a fun group to join. Sable Shaw was telling me about this group that has organized people that enjoy hearing all types of music and want to listen and learn about music from bluegrass to jazz. The fees are minimal and each month you have one event you can attend at no added charge after you pay your initial membership. This coming month’s event features a representative of the Nevada Opera who will come down to Carson City to give information on local opera. You can check them out the second Monday of each month at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall at 7 p.m. If you’re interested, call the number below.

Carson City Music Club is music to your ears

WHO: Carson Music Club

WHERE: Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, meetings are held the second Monday of each month

WHEN/TIME: 10 events throughout the year, call and get on mailing list.

COST: $28 for an adult, $24 for seniors (65 and older) and $50 for the entire family

CONTACT: Jane Theiss at 882-9517

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The Reno Air Races is five days of amazing air races and speeds of more then 500 miles per hour. Jaw-dropping displays of aerobatics and famous race pilots highlight the longest running air show event. The races have been around with 44 years of pure entertainment. Tickets are available at Reno/Stead Field or check out the Web site. There is a special deal on Wednesday-Friday when children 7 and younger receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. Children 8-15 years qualify for junior pricing, and receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. Adults age 62 and older qualify for senior pricing. There are discounted admission prices for seniors all week long and for and military personnel Wednesday through Friday.

Reno Air Races

WHAT: Amazing planes, vendor booth, food and special events

WHERE/TIME: Reno Stead Air Field about eight miles north of Reno

COST: $11-$38; for the whole five days it’s $105

CONTACT: 972-6663

WEB-SITE: http://www.airrace.org

NEXT WEEK: To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net.

• To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net.