Palmer Recognition Day Sept. 24 |

Palmer Recognition Day Sept. 24

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The annual Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament at Carson Valley Golf Course on Aug. 20 raised $2,260 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. And Laarni Gaurano, Rally chairwoman for the Carson Valley Women’s Golf Club, presents a check here for $2,198 to Annie Millard, director of the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. The Foundation is a resource center for people dealing with a cancer diagnosis. The event was made possible with the commitment and support of many people and businesses in Carson Valley.
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The Carson Valley Swim Center will host “Krysta Palmer Recognition Day” on Sept. 24 from 3-6 p.m.

Palmer, a 2010 Douglas High graduate who went on to become two-time Mountain West Conference Diver of the Year and competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials this summer, will share her story during the Saturday event and put on a diving exhibition as part of an event that is free to the public. She will also provide coaching to young participants.

Punt Pass & Kick set for Sept. 24

The annual Carson Valley NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition for boys and girls 6-15 years of age on Sept. 24 at Stodick Park.

Skills in punting, passing and place kicking will be tested in five age groups starting at 9 a.m.

There is no charge to participate in an event hosted by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by the National Football League.

Age group winners will advance to compete at sectional level.

Senior men’s golf features team play

John Masiello, Nick Paul, John Lewis and Gary Mick won Flight A last Wednesday during the Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club four-man teams Cha-Cha-Cha tournament in Carson City.

The winning foursome shot a net score of 100 at Silver Oak Golf Course with a format that counted one score on six holes, two scores on six holes and three scores on six holes. David Knighton, Bob Warzynski, Terry Thomas and Tony Barbaria took second-place at 112. Robey Willis, Duane Carroll, Dennis Justin and a blind bogey partner placed third at 115. Gene Gaston, Henry Teague, Tom Sawyer and Marshall McCurdy shot 116 to place fourth.

The winning team in Flight B was Fred Blackburn, Bob Pitcock, Carl Slate and Victor Roscha at 107. Bill Langs, Joe Stewart, Ralph Bothe and Bob White took second-place on a tie-breaker over Tom Welton, Nils Sharpe, Steve Isaacson and a blind bogey partner, as both teams shot 113. Pete Youngdahl, Fred Coons, Richard Torok and Melvin Ness placed fourth at 116.

Closest-to-the-pin winners included John Lewis on the second hole, Chuck Bell on No. 6, Al Giannotti on No. 7, David Voss on No. 12 and Bob Pitcock on No. 14.

Pancreatic golf Saturday

Skills in golf, distance running and power lifting will be tested by participants at the third annual Carson City Kiwanis Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day Saturday at Empire Ranch Golf Course.

A bench press contest — hosted by Fitness For 10 and billed as the Carson City Bench Press Championships — will be held from 7-9 a.m. KAIA Fit and the Tahoe Mountain Milers will co-host a 5K/10K run and walk at 8 a.m. And the four-man scramble golf tournament starts at 9 a.m.

Forms are available at KAIA Fit, CV Sports and the website. Contact Robey Willis at or Steve Lyon at 775-224-5798 for information.