Events

There are many events and fundraisers throughout the year to attend, volunteer, participate and donate. The Guest House has three major fundraising events each year: the Annual Campaign raffle ticket sales, the Newstalk 780 KOH Radiothon, and our newest Fashion Show event honoring women in the military.  View photos of all our wonderful events on our Facebook page.

Many community organizations generously produce fun events on the House’s behalf. These include motorcycle poker runs, golf tournaments, classic car shows, cribbage tournaments, and so much more!  Watch our Events Page for frequent updates,  like our Facebook page, and join our mailing list to learn about our coming events and how to get involved


Honoring Those Who Served– Veteran’s Day Events

Veterans Guest House invites you to attend a day of activities honoring veterans. Festivities will go all day with the parade starting at 11:11 and our Annual Open House immediately after the parade. There will be a BBQ and tours of the newly expanded house. Join is for a fun filled day! Click to download the Veterans Day flyer.

Famous Dave’s would like to thank former and current military personnel for their dedication and commitment to our country by offering a FREE “One-Meat Salute”. Veterans must have a valid
military ID present to claim this offer. Tip-A-Vet will be held on Veteran’s Day at the Reno location of Famous Dave’s. The Veteran Guest House will be on-site collecting tips and donations,

Salute & Support $10,000 Raffle

The “Salute & Support Our Veterans” annual fundraising raffle is underway!  You have until Saturday, December 8th at noon to purchase your winning tickets.  When you purchase a $100 raffle ticket you will get the chance to win either a $7,500 grand prize or one of five $500 prizes.  Remember, the odds are in your favor – only 500 tickets are being sold! Get yours now!  We sold out last year – don’t delay,  Reserve Now! 

Raffle tickets can be reserved online HERE, by calling 775-324-6958 ext. 11, or you can stop by the Guest House located at 880 Locust Street in Reno.  Tickets are also being sold throughout the community at the following locations:

  • The Flag Store – 155 Glendale Ave., Sparks
  • PJ & Co. Restaurant & Salon – 1590 S. Wells, Reno
  • St. Ives Florist – 700 S. Wells Ave, Reno
  • Steve’s Army Surplus – 220 E. Plumb Lane, Suite C, Reno

Closing date is 12/8/18 at 12:00 P.M. PST.  Winning tickets will be drawn Saturday, December 8th during halftime of the Army vs. Navy Football game at the Veterans Guest House.

You do not have to be present to win but we would like you to join us for a game day party filled with fun, friends, food, and football! Plenty of cheer will be served!  You can RSVP by emailing melissa@veteransguesthouse.org or calling 775-324-6958 ext. 11.

All proceeds directly benefit the Veterans Guest House and the mission of supporting our veterans and their families in time of medical need!  Good Luck!

You must be 21 years old to purchase a ticket.

Trick or Treat For The Veterans on October 28 

Battle Born Divas ate hosting a free trick or treat event on October 28th from 11:00am-4:00pm at the Atlantis Casino Resort. Admission is free; there will be over 40 vendors passing candy out to goblins and ghouls, a costume contest, raffle, and other fun. Proceeds benefit Veterans Guest House. Visit the event page for more information
 

Reno Tahoe Comedy presents a fundraiser to benefit Veterans Guest House on Friday, November 9. 

Headlining the show is comedian Brian Lee. Sammy Solorio will host the show, and we’ll have guest appearances by Andy Picarro and Luke Westberg. Bring your show ticket to the Wild River Grille after the show and get 25% off for that night only.
 
Location: Pioneer Underground, 100 South Virginia St., Reno, NV
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time:  Doors at 5:00pm / Show at 6:00pm
Cost: $17 in advance, $20 day of show (Fees may apply).
$15 student and military (must have ID at the door, day of the show).

A Few of Our Past Events . . .

Fashion Show Set for October 4
Boots Meets Fashion, Fashion Meets Fun

A fun fashion show luncheon is set for Thursday, Oct. 4th, honoring the women who are currently serving or have served in our country’s military. If you are a woman serving in the military or have served, we’re looking for you!  It’s a fun way to help out the Veterans Guest House by being a runway model for the day.  We are looking for women of all ages and sizes.  Download an information sheet.

A fabulous champagne luncheon will feature the latest fashions modeled by women from all branches of the military. The 6th Annual Boots Meet Fashion, Fashion Meets Fun will take place in the Capri Ballroom at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Tickets available here.

Al Porta Golf Tournament October 6 to Benefit Guest House

The Al Porta Memorial Golf Tournament was created to honor a great man.  Al was passionate about the welfare of Veterans and volunteered over 5000 hours of his time at the Reno Veterans Hospital.  In his honor, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Veterans Guest House in Reno.  The Guest House provides a “home away from home” for military veterans and their families while they are receiving treatment at the hospital.  This is a great opportunity to give back while having some fun playing golf with your family and friends.

The tournament is October 6th at Silver Oak Golf Course. Cost is $85 per golfer and includes cart, range balls, green fees and lunch. Download the registration form here.

HJK Memorial Ride on September 15th to Benefit Guest House

Get set to ride for a good cause! The 2nd Annual HJK Memorial Ride on Sept. 15th will feature a route that stops in Virginia City, Mound House, Genoa and South Lake Tahoe.  The fun begins at Tamarack Junction in south Reno starting at 10 a.m.  This event honors the life and service of Hunter Jack Kelly.  For more information, visit www.hjkmemorialride.com.

 

Patriots Luncheon Celebrates Our Brave Military
And Benefits Veterans Guest House

The 10th Annual Patriots’ Luncheon will feature keynote speaker Jon Yuspa, executive director of Honor Flight Nevada. The event is Tuesday, July 31st at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is an annual charity event to honor our country’s military and veterans. It is scheduled as part of the Barracuda Golf Championship. This year’s featured charities will be the Veterans Guest House in Reno and Honor Flight Nevada.
Yuspa will be accompanied by northern Nevada Korean War veterans. Come hear their stories about the sacrifices they made for our country.

6th Annual Summer Salute Car Show
May 26th Rancho San Rafael Park

The 6th Annual Summer Salute Car Show presented by Classic Chevy of Reno featured 300 cars for the crowds on May 26th of Memorial Day weekend.  Rancho San Rafael Regional Park was the site for the all-day event with great food, lots of crafts and vendors for shopping, raffle and silent auction items.

Summer Salute, was hosted by Classic Chevys of Reno  and a portion of the proceeds help support The Veterans Guest House, a 501(c)3 Nevada corporation and Honor Flight Nevada.    View some photos from this year’s event!

Golfing For Our Heroes at Red Hawk Golf & Resort

This golf tournament was sold out and everyone had a great time on Friday, June 15th at Red Hawk Golf Club. The event helps to raise funds for the Veterans Guest House. .The event was sponsored by Intuit and Marine Corps Veterans Association, hosted by Bickford Angier & Associates.  See our Facebook page for photos of this year’s event.

Radiothon 2018 – It was a record!!!!

Approximately $80,000 was raised at the 15th Annual Veterans Guest House Radiothon with 780 KKOH Radio on March 9th.  If you were one of our lucky auction package winners, we will be calling you.

A big THANK YOU to all who were involved, especially KKOH Radio .  We are humbled and honored to have received this abundant support from our community.  Our veterans deserve our support and our thanks.  See you next year.

WETLAB’S Victory Fun Run, May 6th, 2018

WETLAB had its first-ever 5k Fun Run on May 6, 2018.  And it was a great success!  To celebrate of WETLAB’s 16th anniversary, the event was in benefit of the Veterans Guest House.  WETLAB is generously  matching all proceeds.  Sponsors included: WETLAB Western Environmental Testing Lab, Broadbent Solutions,  McCelland Laboratories and Umpqua Bank.

Ride For Soldiers – Saturday, April 1st

Close to 200 riders participated in this event.  This ride was in memory of Andrey Lee, a young veteran who was killed in a motorcycle accident.  The Street Kings ride in his honor,  and in support of all our veterans and the Veterans Guest House.  Thank you Street Kings Motorcycle Club for your community support!  Click here to see photos from the event.


Best In The West Rib-Cook Off -Wednesday, August 31st thru Monday, September 5th.

img_1162THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND ALL WHO CAME OUT TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT!  The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, hosted by the Nugget Casino Resort was a huge success!  Thanks to all of you, we raised close to $5,000 in tips alone and we are still awaiting final numbers from the Nugget.  Thanks for caring about our veterans! Check out our photo album


Volunteer Appreciation BBQ: August 2016

webWe celebrated the heart and soul of the Veterans Guest House – our VOLUNTEERS!  These wonderful people give their time, talent and passion in support of our mission.  “Volunteers are Love in Motion”.  Click here to see more event photos

Our Mission

The Veterans Guest House provides United States military service veterans and their families temporary overnight accommodations when receiving treatment at a medical facility in the Reno-Sparks area.

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