RENO, Nev. – Thanks to the proceeds from the 100th-year celebration of the Reno Rodeo, the Reno Rodeo Association is presenting a check to the Reno Rodeo Foundation for $350,000. Originally incorporated in 1986 as a private foundation to serve as the charitable arm of the Reno Rodeo, the Reno Rodeo Foundation was reclassified in 2004 as a 501(c)3 public charity. Today, the Reno Rodeo Foundation still represents the generous heart and soul of over 500 rodeo volunteers who help put on the area’s biggest and longest-running annual professional sports event.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 28 during the Reno Rodeo membership dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Check presented at approximately 6 p.m.
WHERE: Nugget Sparks, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431
WHO: 2019 Reno Rodeo Association President Mike Torvinen will present the check to Reno Rodeo Foundation Executive Director Clara Andriola and Reno Rodeo Foundation President Jeff Turnipseed.
WHY: In addition to the annual Denim Drive that helps clothe neglected and abused foster children 365 days a year, the Reno Rodeo Foundation provides scholarships to eligible Northern Nevada high school graduates, supports community grants, funds the Reno Rodeo Wish program, provides funding to purchase new books to comfort children who must attend family court proceedings, builds community partnerships and serves as the anchor for large capital projects to improve the lives of children.