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Reno Sunrise Rotary takes to their guns for fundraiser


By Paul Kiser

On Sunday, May 16th the Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise will hold the 20th Annual John Haliwell Clay Shoot at the Sage Hill Range to benefit Virginia Palmer Elementary School and The Rotary Foundation.  Teams of five shooters will compete for top honors in test of coordination, focus, and luck at targeting clay targets, while supporting a local school.

The cost is $150 per person or $700 per team, which includes the course fee, ammunition and a steak lunch.  $75 of each team’s registration fee will donated to The Rotary Foundation.  Fifty percent of the money donated to The Rotary Foundation goes to grants for health, literacy, water, and hunger projects and programs around the world.   The other fifty percent of the donated money is returned to the local Rotary District for local Club community service projects and programs.

The rest of the net proceeds from the Clay Shoot will benefit a variety of programs at the Virginia Palmer Elementary School in Sun Valley, NV.  Past programs include new playground equipment, shoes and socks for students, library books, supplies, teacher grants, and school safety programs.

An on-site Silent Auction the day of the shoot will be held and sponsorships for lunch ($3,000) and Shooter’s Stations ($1,500) are available.  Individual shooters will be assigned to teams and Shooters must supply their own shotgun.  For more information or to register contact John Hetz at 775.746.1434 or [email protected].

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