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Raider Boosters fundraiser slated

The Carson City Raiders Booster Club will hold its annual Christmas Commitment fundraiser from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Q’s Barbecue.

Special guest will be former Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Don Milan, who played from 1970-1975.

The annual event raises funds for the club to “adopt” homebound senior citizens at Christmastime and provide them with essentials and gifts for the holiday through an arrangement with the Carson City Senior Center.

There will be a live auction and drawings throughout the game between the Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. Milan will pose for photos and sign autographs for those in attendance. For more information, call 232-9700 or 720-4333.

Turkey bowling to be held at Bully’s

Calling Les Nessman, calling Les Nessman. Unlike WKRP in Cincinnati, Bully’s will not be dropping live turkeys from the sky, but rather will host its eighth annual Turkey Bowling tournament on Thanksgiving eve, Wednesday, Nov. 26.

The event will be held at Bully’s in Carson City and Bully’s No. 3 on Pyramid Highway in Sparks. The event will begin at 8 p.m.

Free signups for the event begin at 8 p.m. at both locations. Prizes include trophies for first, second and third place teams, a free turkey, a case of beer and a bottle of Jose Cuervo tequila. Drink specials will be offered throughout the event and include $1.50 Bud and Bud Light at Bully’s No. 3 and $1.50 Coors and Coors Light at Bully’s in Carson City.

“Turkey Bowling is an old tradition here at Bully’s and one that offers our customers a little downtime before spending all of Thanksgiving day cooking, cleaning and entertaining family and friends,” Bully’s owner Paul Sonner said. “And on top of that, it’s just a great time. You’ve never seen anything as funny as watching someone hurl a 15-pound frozen turkey down a bowling lane surrounded by hundreds of people cheering and laughing. It’s truly a Bully’s holiday tradition.”

Bell Coat and Toy Drive is scheduled

Sisters Mackena and Kellcy Bell will work together to present the first Mackena Bell Motorsports Coat and Toy Drive.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 in the Gottschalks parking lot in front of Little Caesar’s Pizza at the Carson Mall.

Mackena and Kellcy are hoping to fill a race car and trailer with hundreds of coats and toys.

Donations of lightly used coats, hats and gloves will be distributed to Carson City chldren. All new, unwrapped toys will be delivered to Carson City’s Toys 4 Tots. Toys 4 Tots requests that no stuffed animals be donated.

Those in attendance will have a chance to meet NASCAR Whelen Series driver Mackena Bell and view her Late Model and Legends race cars and her Super Outlaw Dirt kart. Those in attendance can also bring a camera to have photos taken and signed autograph cards of Mackena Bell will also be available.

There will also be a drawing to win a signed racing photograph and a chance to become a part of the Mackena Bell Motorsports fan club. For more information, go to MackenaBell.com or call (772) 882-1986.

Tigersharks strong at state swim meet

The Carson Tigersharks had a strong effort at the recently held Nevada State Championships in Las Vegas.

Virtually all of the swimmers record personal bests in all their events. Among the leaders were Ryan Hogan and Kevin Dyer, who both qualified in several events for a USA Swimming sectional meet. Among those featured in the meet are the top swimmers from Southern California, Northern California and Nevada.

The Tigersharks boys 400-meter freestyle and 400 medley relay teams also qualified for sectionals. Paul Chang, Jacob Cornwell, Kevin Dyer and Ryan Hogan swam on both relays.

Another highlight for the Tigersharks was Tim Grunert taking second in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. Grunert also recorded personal bests in all his events. Other Tigersharks who competed at state were:

Tatum Boehnke; Jessica Fahrenbruch; Erin Chang; Jamie Showalter; Kenwin Leung; Jacob Branco; Nathaniel Williams; Emily Adams; Charlee Bradley; Eli Everest; Vanessa Rauch; Abby Pittman; Sophie Holmes; Nick Fischer; Katie Fischer; Gabe Kenney; Stella Carroll; Kelsey Bradley; Kaly Branco; Claire Adams.