September 16, 2005
The Greater Nevada Credit Union Minden Branch was a new team this year at Relay.
They had 15 on their team, and additional employees walking from surrounding branches joined them, lapping the track for cancer even at 4 a.m. in 28 degree weather .
Linda Bratton, branch manager at Minden and team captain, held fundraisers in the branch for several months that even included a yard sale in the bank parking lot a few weeks ago. GNCU has a matching policy, for every dollar an employee raises or donates, the corporate office will match it. GNCU won Best New Relay Team, most money raised for a new team, among other awards, topping the charts with over $5,100 and counting.
GE Bently lead by team captain Warren Kurtz, earned the coveted top fundraising team award for 2005. GE also offers the generous corporate matching program, and the team raised over $11,000 for the Douglas County Relay and weighed in with over 60 members on their relay team.
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Scolari’s Gardnerville was a top corporate sponsor of the relay. Numerous employees tirelessly participated on subcommittees, they gathered over 70 raffle prizes and drummed up donations for the relay amounting to a whopping $ 3,426. Organizers of the event said it wouldn’t be the same without Scolari’s support year after year.
Honoring Zach McFadden, cancer survivor and teammate, Carson Valley Cougars baseball team won the highest online internet fundraising award, coming in at over $4,000 in online donations, adding that to the players fundraising efforts, they pulled in to home base at relay with $6,047 and dozens and dozens of people on their relay team.
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3630 wants to thank all the people who donated articles to their rummage sale and also all the people who bought the items. We also would like to thank all the workers who worked so hard, including the auxiliary.
Thanks to all.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3630