Northern Nevada got a break from the heat and smoke on Friday, September 18, 2020, and Mother Nature provided us with an absolutely spectacular day for 36 teams participating in the 4th Annual For Kids Foundation Charity Golf Event at Wolf Run in Reno.
Since its inception in 2003, For Kids Foundation has funded the urgent, unmet needs of Northern Nevada children (birth through age 20). Financial assistance is provided for medical, dental, psychological, and educational products and services for kids who “fall through the cracks” and who are not eligible for funding through any other resource.
Many local businesses sponsored the event starting with Title Sponsor SoL Cannabis. “SoL is a locally owned award-winning producer of artisan flowers, pure extracts and healthy edibles. At SoL, we believe when you combine the love of cannabis cultivation with natural sunlight and organic soil-based cultivation practices the result is superior. Come see our state-of-the-art facility and discover why we are unlike any other Reno cannabis dispensary!”
Other sponsors included United Rentals, Critical Arc, High Mark Distillery, Fastsigns, Rick AEC Reprographics, Sierra Sotheby’s, New American Funding, FIT Learning Center, Restec, FlexAppeal, Placer Electric, Michael Wood’s Remax, Brett Charbonneau American Family Insurance, B-Ortho, OCG Creative, Renown Health, Branding by Beth Law, Carson Coatings, Western Title, and GratisGives.
Adding to the fun and excitement was a chance to win $20,000 cash prize for a hole in one. Golfers stayed hydrated with water provided by SoL.
David Dashiell II trolled the course to capture golfers with lasting photographic memories of the day which will be posted on our website as soon as they become available.
Included in the ticket price was a grab-and-go burrito breakfast, BBQ lunch, and prizes. Corky Bennett got the oom-pah-pah going on our hole with the sounds from his accordion.
Our prize list was impressive:
- 1st Place: Dinner for Four at GSR Grand Buffet, Round for Four at Wolf Run, and (4) $40 Gift Cards Spavia
- Last Place: Junkee Gift cards – Buenos Grill Gift Cards
- Men’s Long Drive: Round for Four at Wolf Run
- Women’s Long Drive: Gift Cards to JuiceBox Yoga, $150 Facial at Spavia, and (2) $40 gift cards to Spavia
- Closest to the Pin: In-N-Out Prize Pack and 8” Bundt Cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Putting Contest: Round of Golf for four at Somersett
We are planning a get together to pass out awards and will be in contact as soon as we iron out the particulars!
Cheri Hill, Madam Chair, sincerely thanks Kyle Robertson, Board Member and Golf Committee Chair, and, fellow For Kids Foundation Board members (Lindsey York, Kit Carson, Tayona Tate, Margaret Ciorciari, Greg Raleigh, Mike Norman, Matt Rittenhouse, Mat Anderson, Pat Pieper, and Cesar Quintanilla) as well as volunteers from around the community for all the hours and hard work it took to bring such a fun event to our community.
They are already planning on an even bigger and better event in 2021, stating “After all, it is for the children.” Stay tuned for details! Interested sponsors/teams are encouraged to contact Executive Director Annie Goni-Stewart or call 775-741-5231 to reserve their spot now.