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Michael Pritchard headlines Boys & Girls Club fundraiser

The Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, Carson Valley branch is having its annual fundraiser Flight for Kids on May 11 in the Hutt Aviation Hangar at the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club in Gardnerville.

“We’re hoping to bring in $50,000. We’re averaging about 40 more kids after school than last year,” director Shannon Harris said. “We’re building strong futures for our kids. This fundraiser is very important.”

Headlining the event will be Michael Pritchard, a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker praised by the Wall Street Journal, CNN and Time Magazine for his ability to use humor to inspire and educate his audiences on communication skills.

Pritchard has performed with many of America’s top comedians, including Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Michael Pritchard for the Flight for Kids fundraiser,” said Committee Chairwoman, Jeri Johnson. “Michael uses humor to help initiate positive change in youth across America, he is an unforgettable talent, and we are excited for an unforgettable evening.”

To learn more about Pritchard, visit

Tickets for the Flight for Kids fundraiser include dinner, catered by Minden Meat and Deli, all beverages and the comedy show.

The evening will also include a performance by the Boys & Girls Club’s “Glee Club,” as well as a silent and live auction.

Tickets are $75, and can be purchased at Nevada State Bank, Carson Valley Accounting, or through any Boys & Girls Club board member.

The Boys and Girls Club of Carson Valley has 401 members, and is funded in part by grants and donations.

The after-school program includes homework help, games, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and classes on decision-making, positive self image and tobacco, drug and alcohol education.

Orientations for the upcoming year start the week of May 6.

For more information about the Flight for Kids event, or for sponsorship opportunities, call Jeri Johnson at 720-4909.

For more information about the club, visit, or call 443-7642.

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 30, 2013 04:16PM Published Apr 30, 2013 10:22AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.