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
The Great Gatsby Gala presented by the Battleborn Dollz— Saturday February 23
Join the Battleborn Dollz for an evening of dancing and decadence, and step back into the glamour and excitement of the era of The Great Gatsby! The cash bar will be the bee’s knees and the silent auction will be the cat’s meow. Come see flappers, enjoy some giggle water and watch out for those gold diggers! All the loot from this swanky benefit will be donated to local veterans at the Guest House of Reno and Honor Flights Nevada.
So find a sparkly get up, grab your doll and get a ticket before they are gone! Tickets can be purchased here
16th Annual Support Our Veterans Radiothon— Friday, March 8
Join us on Friday, March 9th from noon to 6 p.m. for the 16 Annual Radiothon!
Come meet your favorite KOH radio personalities at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa-Reno and hear the stories of those who benefit from your support! Tune In to News Talk 780 KOH on March 9th and call 775-335-4621 and donate during the radiothon.
We will also have great auction Items! Check back soon, we will adding item descriptions as they come in!
See you there!
P.S. Please join us for cake and champagne at 4:00p.m. during the radiothon to help kick off our 25th year of serving veterans!
5th Annual Ride For Soldiers – Saturday, March 30
The Street Kings Motorcycle Club is generously hosting the 5th Annual Ride for Soldiers event again this year! They will have a ride and post ride party with proceeds benefiting the Veterans Guest House of Reno. In addition to the ride they will have food, music, raffles, biker games, a bounce house for the kids and much more. EVERYONE IS INVITED!!! Registration at the VGH at 9:00-10:45 & Kick stands up 11:00
2nd Annual WETLAB Victory Run– Sunday, May 19
Please join WETLAB for their 2nd annual Victory Run 5K Walk and Fun Run benefitting Veterans Guest House. WETLAB will be matching all funds raised. Please register at http://wetlaboratory.com/victoryrun.
The event will be held Sunday, May 19 at 9:00 a.m. at the WETLAB office, 475 E. Greg St. #119, Sparks, NV.
Summer Salute Classic Chevy Car Show – Saturday, May 25
Classic Chevys of Reno is ramping up for Summer Salute 2019. The show takes place on Saturday, May 25th at Rancho San Rafael. Let’s get this party started now! It all happens to help our military veterans! Proceeds benefit Veterans Guest House and Honor Flight Nevada.
Registration is now open for cars and for vendors. See their website for details.
Golfing For Our Heroes at Red Hawk Golf & Resort – Friday, June 14
A scramble golf tournament will be held to benefit the Veterans Guest House. Shotgun Start is at 1:00 pm. Early bird registration is available till June 1st, and is $150 per golfer or $800 per foursome with VIP hole sponsorship. Registration fee includes boxed lunch, green fee, and dinner. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. Registration will be available soon.
Visit our Facebook page for photos of last year’s event.
A Few of Our Past Events . . .
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Reno Tahoe Comedy presents a fundraiser to benefit Veterans Guest House on Friday, November 9.
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).
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.
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