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Out & About: Poker run benefit offers helping hand

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

Josh Farler Helping Hands Foundation Poker Run

Who is Josh Farler? He was a courageous young man who died in 2005 at the very young age of 20. His fight against cancer and the costs that his family endured with hospitalization, transportation, food, lodging and other expenses that insurance does not cover, sparked his law enforcement family to start the Josh Farler Helping Hands Foundation to assist families with those enormous expenses.

A Carson City local, Les Harris from Harris Garage needs support. Like so many individuals today, Les has no insurance. There are days when he is so tired it’s hard to think about work and the overwhelming amount of bills he’s facing in this down economy. He is in need of riders for the 2nd Annual Josh Farler Helping Hands Foundation Poker Run.

Early registration is appreciated, however, registration will be available until 8:30 a.m. the morning of the event. I might have to get my helmet and leathers on for this cause. Come join the ride throughout beautiful Northern Nevada in memory of Josh and to help Les.

WHO: Josh Farler Helping Hands Foundation

WHEN: Saturday, July 17

WHAT: Poker Run, Free T-shirts with registration

WHERE: The morning of the ride starts at Harris Garage, 2211 Mouton Drive J, then continues on to Yerington to Casino West 10 a.m.; through beautiful Bridgeport, Calif., at Rhinos; Walker General Store; Holbrook Junction at Iggy & Squiggy’s; continuing to Wellington to the CG Bar; Back to Yerington at Mountain View Park for a free barbecue.

COST: $35 single, $45 couples (on one bike)

CONTACT: Les Harris directly at 690-7773 or at Harris Garage 885-2202.

Please mail your registration and/or donation to: Harris Garage, 2211 Mouton Drive J, Carson City, NV 89706

Senators summer slam camp

Senators Summer Slam Camp and the Sixth Man Club giving children a fun and safe learning environment teaching local girls and boys the basic basketball techniques needed to hit the courts. Sign up early because space is limited and you also receive a discount if registration is received by the July 13.

WHO: Carson High Basketball Camp

WHAT: Basketball learning camp, fun for both girls and boys. Each camper receives a basketball and T-shirt and a chance to win surprise prizes,

WHERE: Carson High School

WHEN: 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20

COST: $95 if registered by July 13 or $120 after July 13

CONTACT: Bruce Barnes at 887-3479 or 885-0978

BAWN Women in Building Summit

BAWN Professional Women in Building Summit is making a difference for women in the community. More than 30 vendors are participating in the upcoming summit including Sheer Design hair studio, Advocates to End Domestic Violence, WNC, Green House Garden, Doreen Mack/Interior Designer, Kaia Fit, Boot Camp, Capitol Automotive, Party Lite Candles, Pampered Chef, St. Mary’s Health First and Carson Tahoe Hospital, Mary Kay, Masseuse at River Vista Fitness, Dream Dinners, It’s a Girl Thing, Wine Home Party, Hypnotherapist, Bonnie Betts Waddell & Reed Financial Advisor, Southwest Gas and more. Come out and check into all the wonderful vendors, groups, fitness programs, health and nutritional and even a masseuse

WHO: BAWN Professional Women in Building Summit

WHAT: Local opportunities for women

WHERE: Empire Ranch Golf Course

WHEN: 1-6 p.m. July 31

COST: $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Ticket gets you in the door, first wine or beer, appetizer and entry into raffle throughout day. You can also purchase more raffle tickets for other fun stuff.

CONTACT: Jennifer Duve at 246-3722. Also call if want to participate in the Summit.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: BAWN’S Helping Hands Program

NEXT WEEK: Mile High Jazz Band presents “Big Band Jazz under the Stars, August 10.

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