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San Francisco 49ers players and Reno Firefighters compete to raise money in the fight against violence


SAVE_logoThe San Francisco 49ers players, past and present, will be in Reno June 8th to play in a charity benefit basketball game against local Reno firefighters. Superstar wide receiver J.J.Stokes and Superbowl champion linebacker Darin Jordan are just two of the many players coming. The community is invited to come and join our sports heroes with our every day heroes for a fun-filled day to raise needed funds for the SAVE Protect Foundation, Reno Firefighters Community Assistance Program, and Damonte Ranch High School athletics and performing arts programs. All ticket sales will go to charity.

The Heroes event on June 8th will be held at Damonte Ranch High School at 10500 Rio Wrangler Parkway in Reno. Festivities start at 11:00 am with food, a silent auction, live music, local vendors, a karaoke contest and more. The basketball game starts at 1:00 pm, and the half-time show is loaded with more fun, including a live auction, 49ers cheerleaders, a live band, a raffle, and hoop shots for prizes. Tickets range from $25 to $200 for VIP seating. The VIP ticket includes dinner with the players after the event, catered by Outback Steakhouse. Guests will have a blast while raising money to help make our community safer, to aid those victimized by violence, and to support our local youth in their positive endeavors.

Two years ago in Sparks, a young man, Jason Carthagena, was shot because he was wearing red 49ers clothing. Jason survived, however he is now paralyzed from the neck down. We have invited him to be the honorary coach for the 49ers this day, as a representative of the many young adults, teens and kids who have been affected by violence in the Reno/Sparks area.

The SAVE Protect Foundation’s goal is to help prevent violence, including domestic violence, and to help victims and those in need. SAVE Protect’s safety program provides smart phones, complete with an installed mobile personal security system and data plan, to battered women’s shelters, at-risk teens, and those who can’t afford it. The system helps prevent violence, helps victims get assistance quicker, and gives authorities evidence to help capture and convict criminals. This application was developed by a local father here in the Reno area, whose daughter had been attacked, in order to help future girls catch their attacker on camera and send the photos to the police to help quickly identify and catch the attacker.

The Reno Firefighters Community Assistance Program provides aid to families in the local area, who have been ravaged by fire. The CAP program provides shelter, food, clothing, and other necessities for fire victims in our community.

Please come and Join Our Heroes for an amazing event, and become a hero in the fight against violence in the Reno/Sparks community. Please visit www.saveprotect.org to get your tickets for this fun event and support the fight against violence.

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