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.
Upcoming Events . . .
Golfing For Our Heroes – Friday, June 16, 2017 – Red Hawk Golf & Resort
The 7th Annual “Golfing For Our Heroes” tournament, sponsored in part by Intuit, is set for Friday, June 16th at the beautiful Red Hawk Golf & Resort. This event does sell out, so RESERVE your team’s spot today! This annual tournament is hosted by our friends at Bickford Angier & Associates.
The tournament begins with a 1 PM shotgun start. Registration includes both lunch, dinner and our universally famous Swag Bags! We will also have a fabulous raffle and silent auction items. The day is all about having fun, so no matter the level of your game, your participation will support our veterans and their family members with a “home away from home’ during times of medical need. Help us support those who have sacrificed so much for our country!
This year we are offering a special VIP Hole Sponsorship. It includes you and your organization to man the hole and promotes your business. You will also be entered into the “I had the most fun at this hole” contest! Join the fun and you too can be a winner! The winner will be determined by the votes of each player. Sponsors are responsible for the set-up and take-down of their assigned hole and providing all their own items. You are not required to participate, but it will be a lot more fun if you do!
We always need raffle and silent auction prizes, as they also provide additional funds to help support the families who stay at the Veterans Guest House. We are looking for gift certificates for restaurants, tickets to sporting events, and product or goods. To donate or get more information, email Linda Grace, or give her a call at 775-324-6958 Ex. 11.
RIDE FOR SOLDIERS – SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST 9 AM
The Street Kings Motorcycle Club will be hosting their third annual “Ride for Soldier”. The Ride for Soldiers is done in the memory of Andrey Lee, a military veteran, and son of their founder, who was lost on March 30, 2014. The Street Kings MC will hold a ride and BBQ on April 1st. Registration starts at 9 AM at the Veterans Guest House, with kickstands up at 11 am. Once again, the Street Kings have teamed up to support Reno’s Veterans Guest House to give back to those who have fought for OUR country. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Guest House.
Registration begins at 9 AM at Veterans Guest House, 880 Locust St. Kickstand up at 11 AM. Short ride to VC, Carson and then back to Reno. After the ride, hang out with the Kings and enjoy music and a BBQ. The AFTERPARTY begins at 1 pm at 360 Sage St, Reno. (By Sids Alignment & Brake).
Don’t be a fool and miss this great ride! Sponsorships available – call 775-293-0377 or email email@example.com.
5th Annual Summer Salute Car Show
Saturday, May 27th 9 AM – 3 PM – Rancho San Rafael Park
The 5th Annual Summer Salute Car Show presented by Classic Chevy of Reno is open to ALL years, makes and models of cars on Saturday, May 27th at Rancho San Rafael Park. 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 in our community. News Talk 780 KOH kkoh.com will be broadcasting live throughout the day.
Don’t miss all of the fun in viewing 26 classes of cars with over 600 vehicles expected. Summer Salute, hosted by Classic Chevys Reno supports the Veterans Guest House. The event is FREE to attend. Early registration is now open. The entry fee for a vehicle is $25.00. Download the form, Same day registration will be available. Great food and drink will also be a feature at Summer Salute, with an array of food trucks for you to choose from. There will be 40 vendors to offer all a good variety of shopping for all. Proceeds will help support The Veterans Guest House and Honor Flight Nevada. Thanks to all the sponsors for supporting our veterans! View Here Click here to see photos of “Summer Salute”.
A Few Past Events . . .
Radiothon 2017 – Friday, March 10th
The 14th Annual Veteran Guest House Radiothon broke all records, raising close to $70,000 in one day on Friday, March 10th and money continued to come in over the weekend. The Radiothon was broadcast by News Talk 780 KKOH and hosted by the Atlantic Casino Resort Spa. Many thanks go out to the teams at KKOH and the Atlantis, plus event sponsors, raffle prize donors and all those who called and dropped by to donate. A very special thank you to all the volunteers that answered phones, worked the information table, asked for donations, staffed the backroom and showcased their military vehicles and classic Chevys. The day was successful because of so many doing so much. View all of the days photos on our Facebook Page HERE.
“Boots Meet Fashion” Champagne Luncheon & Fashion Show Thursday, September 29, 2016
WOW – What a fabulous show! Thank you to all who attend, our beautiful models, gracious hosts, Monica Jaye and Sarah Johns, our fashion store partners, Scheels, Macy’s, Joan Marie, Labels, and Sierra Belle, and of course all the wonderful volunteers who helped make this such an amazing event. Save the date for next year, Tuesday, October 10th! View the photos here of this very special 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!l 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
VETERANS GUEST HOUSE 6TH ANNUAL “GOLFING FOR OUR HEROES TOURNAMENT”
The Veterans Guest House 2016 annual tournament was held on Friday, June 17th and brought out a great crowd for a very special day of golf all in support of those who serve this country – our veterans! Thank you Red Hawk Golf and Resort for a great day and thank you to our sponsor Intuit. We also want to thank Bickford Angier & Associates for hosting this fabulous event and Concerned Veterans For America for sponsoring the lunch. We especially want to thank the 148 players who came out to play with us and all our wonderful hole sponsors! See you next year!
Ride For Soldiers – Saturday, March 26, 2016
On Saturday, March 26th the Street Kings hosted a ride in memory of Andrey Lee with proceeds benefiting the Veterans Guest House. Hundreds of riders came out in honor of Andrey and to raise fund for our veterans. Thank you to all who participated!
Salute & Support Our Veterans $10,000 Raffle
Thank you all for supporting our veterans! With you help, we sold all 500 tickets again this yer. The winner of the $7,500 was Carl. The $500 winners were Ed, Leon, Patrice Michael, and Ted. Thanks for playing and supporting your Veterans Guest House!