REWARD Program set to begin |

REWARD Program set to begin

Staff Reports
Former New York Jet and MEFIYI founder Jojo Townsell addresses the crowd last Friday evening during the 7th Annual King Crab and Steak Cookout at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center.
Brad Coman |

Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI) will begin offering its REWARD Program Mondays at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School and Wednesdays at Carson Valley Middle School.

REWARD provides student-athletes with information, planning and discussion how to enhance both their scholastic and athletic high school and college aspirations. The program is led by MEFIYI Staff JoJo and Suzi Townsell and will include guest speakers from the University of Nevada, local non profit organizations who serve our local youth and community volunteers.

The goals of REWARD is to assist student-athletes in becoming high school graduates, prepare for higher education or vocational training and an employed workforce. Email for information.

MEFIYI acknowledged support from the Smallwood Foundation, Professional Athletes Foundation, Tamarack Junction, NFL Foundation, Vail Resorts-Epic Promise, The E.L. Cord Foundation, Robert R. Banks Foundation, Terry Wells Foundation and Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation.

Youth shooting program open

A weekly shotgun shooting program coached by nationally certified 4-H, NRA, and YSSA shotgun coaches is open to kids in grades 6-12.

The program meets at 6 p.m. Fridays at Capitol City Gun Club, 3590 Arrowhead Drive in Carson City.

Its focus is on gun safety, shooting basics and rules of the games. No prior experience is necessary. A parent or legal guardian must be present.

To RSVP for orientation or for more information, call Jay Yankoskie at 775-450-6968; or Pepper Freyman at 775-843-7773; or Bob White at 775-530-3296.

The cost is $5 for a box of 25 shells or 25 clay targets. Additionally, loaner shotguns are available for borrow.

An orientation event that will include safety training and live fire is planned at 10 a.m. Feb. 11. At orientation, boxes of targets will be sold for half price.

Line Drive U now open

Line Drive University has opened for its 2017 baseball season.

The facility is located at 2577 Nowlin Road near Johnson Lane and is open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is also open on weekends from noon until 5 p.m.

Line Drive U is open to the public and offers coin-operated baseball and softball batting cages, as well as practice areas.

Call 267-3331 for information.