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 . . .
Reno City Lights™
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The knights and dames of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Commandery of the Sierras are honored to host the 7th Anniversary Reno City Lights ™ benefiting the Veterans Guest House expansion project. Join fellow partiers to kick off the holiday season in grand style at the Fred W. Smith Penthouse in the Nevada Art Museum. The festive event will feature signature appetizers by Mark Estee of Chez Louie accompanied by a selection of beverages along with holiday carolers and a military bagpiper. The art galleries will be open for guests’ viewing pleasure and valet parking will be available.
The cost is $125 per person and $100 per person for 10 or more reservations.
For more information, visit www.renocitylights.com
Salute and Support Our Veterans Raffle Ticket Sales!
Now Through December 9, 2017
The “Salute and Support Our Veterans annual fundraising raffle is going on now through Saturday, December 9th. With the purchase of a $100 raffle ticket, you get the chance to win either a $7,500 grand prize or one of five $500 prizes. The odds are great – only 500 tickets will be sold!
You can reserve your raffle ticket(s) online HERE, by calling 775-324-6958, ext. 14, or you can stop by the Guest House at 880 Locust St. here in Reno. Tickets will also be sold throughout the community including the following locations:
- The Flag Store at 155 Glendale Ave., Sparks
- PJs & Co. Restaurant & Salon at 1590 S. Wells Ave., in Reno
- St. Ives Florist at 700 S. Wells Ave, Reno
- Steve’s Army Surplus at 3000 Mill St. in Reno
Closing date is 12/09/2017 at 12:00 P.M. PST. Winning tickets will be drawn Saturday, December 9, 2017 during halftime of the Army vs. Navy Football game at the Veterans Guest House. A viewing party of the game will be held at the Guest House and all are welcome. Food and drink will be provided. You do NOT have to be present to win – but we would love for you to join us. Email Patrice or give her a call at 775-324-6958, ext.14 to RSVP. Party starts at noon! You must be 21 to purchase a ticket.
A Few Past Events . . .
Golfing For Our Heroes – Friday, June 16, 2017 – Red Hawk Golf & Resort
Thank you to all the players, sponsors and volunteers who helped make our 7th annual Golfing For Our Heroes tournament a huge success! See you next year! See photos of the event here.
5th Annual Summer Salute Car Show
Saturday, May 27th Rancho San Rafael Park
We had a great day at the annual Summer Salute Car Show Presented by Classic Chevy of Reno! Thousands of people came out and enjoyed a beautiful day honoring those who have given so much. Thanks to all the volunteers from Classic Chevy, sponsors and participants! We appreciate the support you give to our veterans! View some photos here!
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.
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.
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