Your chance to help veterans, their families
Organizers of a fundraiser Saturday hope to raise thousands of dollars for families who have had a relative die in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The event at Silver Oak Golf Course will give all the money it raises to the Nevada Patriot Fund, which has given over $350,000 to 43 families in the state.
There will be a plane fly-over, classic car and bike show, military equipment, vendors, music and fireworks at 1251 Country Club Drive where benefit will run from 3-11 p.m.
Admission is free.
The fund was set up in 2003 by then-Gov. Kenny Guinn after two Nevada soldiers died, according to Elaine Alexander, a representative with the fund.
Organizers said the fundraiser is not meant to be for or against the war, but a patriotic event that will help the families of people who deserve to be honored.
Terrie McNutt, an event organizer, said it’s for Nevadans who helped Nevadans.
“Can you give a dollar? You can a dollar. You can’t say no to that,” she said.
The Nevada Patriot Fund does not release names of fund recipients, but for a family to qualify, the soldier has to have been from Nevada, not just the family.
Judie Fisher-Crowley, another event organizer said they hope to raise $100,000.
The event’s slogan is, “You can’t say no … You gotta go!”
For more information, call 841-7000 ex. 1019.