SCI Northern Nevada Chapter Hosts 15th Annual Sportsmen Against Hunger Dinner

SCISAHDinner#20329131The opening event for the annual SCI Convention, the dinner was held at the Reno Events Center on January 22, 2013. The annual Feed The Hungry Feast is a cooperative effort with the Salvation Army of Washoe County and scores of local volunteers and SCI Chapter members attending the Convention. The dinner opened with a warm welcome from Jim Noteman, Humanitarian Services Chairman, SCI Foundation.   More than 150 volunteers served more than 1800 meals to homeless and needy families in the Reno and Sparks communities. Sue Hankner, Director of Education and Humanitarian Services, presented a $1,000 check to the Salvation Army of Washoe County.  Sheila and Larry McCloud, SCI Redding Chapter members, provided tours of their Sensory Safari.

The SCI Northern Nevada Chapter thanks the following SCI Chapter members who volunteered their time to help make the dinner a huge success.

    • Steve Rilenge – North American Handgun Hunters
    • Tim Reiger – Lehigh
    • Connie and Wayne Graham – National Capital
    • Robert Valcoe – SCI National Director, Canada

Volunteers also working with NNVSCI were Eldorado and Harrah’s casinos, High Sierra Chefs Association and culinary students, McQueen High School football team and Wells Fargo Bank.

Sponsors included The Salvation Army of Washoe County, Safari Club International Foundation, SCI North American Handgun Hunters Chapter, SCI Northern NV Chapter, Blue Ribbon Meat Company of Sparks, C & M Foods, Reno Sparks Convention & Visitor’s Authority, Eldorado Hotel, Harrah’s Reno, Model Dairy, US Food Service, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

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