Local Family to Receive $10,000 and VIP Reno Rodeo Experience
RENO, Nev., — The Reno Rodeo Foundation awarded $10,000 to a local family as part of the organization’s Reno Rodeo Wish program, which supports the Foundation’s mission to assist young people in Northern Nevada with extraordinary needs. The Capurro Family Foundation and Garlock Printing & Converting also made generous financial contributions to the Reno Rodeo Wish funded program.
The recipients, nominated by Renown Children’s Hospital, are Hypatia and Rosaleigh Cottle. The young sisters see numerous specialists at Renown Children’s Hospital as well as Stanford and UCSF to help treat their rare insulin and overgrowth issues. The $10,000 contribution, approved by the Reno Rodeo Foundation Board of Trustees, will go to help purchase specialized car seats and strollers/wheelchairs to help the family get to and from appointments.
“We are so honored to be considered for this donation. We appreciate all the help that Renown Children’s Hospital has provided us with the girls’ unique medical needs,” said Sean Cottle, Hypatia and Rosaleigh’s father. “We have a number of doctors’ appointments each week and greatly appreciate knowing our daughters will be able to travel more safely thanks to the generosity of the Reno Rodeo Foundation.”
The Cottle sisters and the other Reno Rodeo Wish recipients will also receive tickets and a VIP experience to the 2018 Reno Rodeo that include riding in a float in the Reno Rodeo Parade on Saturday, June 16, participating in the Reno Rodeo Kids Day on Saturday, June 17 and recognition during the Reno Rodeo evening performance on Tuesday, June 19.
Social service and medical professionals have indicated this type of unique experience can enhance the quality of life for the child.
“We couldn’t do this without all of our incredible community partners as well as everyone who supports the Foundation and the work we do by attending the Reno Rodeo each year,” said Clara Andriola, Reno Rodeo Foundation executive director.