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.
WETLAB’S Victory Fun Run Set for May 6th, 2018
WETLAB will introduce its first-ever 5k Fun Run on May 6, 2018. The new event will benefit the Veterans Guest House and feature fun for the whole family. The course will start at WETLAB’s Sparks location at 475 E. Greg St. The entry fee is $25 per runner. To register, visit www.wetlaboratory.com/victoryrun. Sponsors include: WETLAB Western Environmental Testing Lab, Broadbent Solutions, McCelland Laboratories and Umpqua Bank.
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 happens Saturday, May 26 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park!
The event is open to ALL years, makes and models of cars, so enter yours! The FREE, all-day event features great food, lots of crafts and vendors for shopping, raffle and silent auction items. Bring your friends and family and celebrate Memorial Day weekend by supporting and honoring veterans’ groups in our community. KOH News Talk 780 AM will be broadcasting live throughout the day. Hours of the event are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Summer Salute, hosted by Classic Chevys of Reno, supports the Veterans Guest House. There is no admission to attend. There’s a car for every taste with over 600 vehicles excepted to enter in 26 classes. And, there is always time to enter a vehicle, with same-day registration. The entry fee for a vehicle is $25.00. To Register, download the form right here. Or, for more event information, vender and car registration, visit the Classic Chevys website here
Great food and drink will also be a feature at Summer Salute, with an array of food trucks from which to choose. There will be 40 vendors to offer all a good variety of shopping. The Reno-Sparks Homeless Veterans organization will be on-site to collect non-perishable food items for their pantry, so don’t forget to bring a can or two of food. A portion of the proceeds will help support The Veterans Guest House, a 501(c)3 Nevada corporation and Honor Flight Nevada. View some photos from last year’s event!
Golfing For Our Heroes – Friday, June 15th, 2018 – Red Hawk Golf & Resort
A great day of golf is planned for Friday, June 15th at Red Hawk Golf Club. Shotgun start is at 1:00 p.m. The event helps to raise funds for the Veterans Guest House. To reserve your team’s spot, download this entry form
The entry fee is $150 per golfer until June 2nd and includes 18 holes of golf and lots of goodies. The entry fee is $175 after June 2nd. A foursome, including a hole sponsorship is $750 until June 2, and $800 after June 2. For more information on sponsorships and entries, contact Noreen Leary at 775-324-6958, xt. 12 or email her at email@example.com. this is a perfect opportunity for those seeking to give back locally.
Sponsored in part by Intuit and hosted by Bickford Angier & Associates, the event will include a boxed lunch, delicious post-tournament dinner, raffle and silent auction items. There will also be several sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations.
Fashion Show Set for October 4th
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. 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 the Capri Ballroom at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Check back here for ticket and sponsorship information.
A Few of Our Past Events . . .
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.
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.
THANK 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
We 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