By Steve Ranson / Nevada News Group
Local veterans’ organizations have planned two upcoming events to remember their fallen comrades before and during Memorial Day.
Mustang Charity Poker Tournament 22
The 12th Mustang 22 Memorial Charity Poker Tournament is on May 14 at Reno Elks Lodge, 597 Kumle Lane, Reno.
The committee is soliciting donations for charity events and any amount is appreciated. For every $ 50 raised by the committee, they sponsor a young man or woman from any of the services they would like to play. Anything received will go directly to the charity for future scholarships.
The Mustang 22 Memorial Charity Poker Tournament starts at 4pm for drinks, dinner at 5pm and the game will start at 6pm.
The cost is $ 50, which includes a steak dinner provided by Elks Lodge; the cost for non-playing guests is $ 35.
There’s a “Buy Now” button that you can use to pay your $ 50 entry fee for those who play, and a separate “Buy Now” page on the page for guests who don’t play for the $ 35 payment (covers the cost of food). .
To make a donation or register for the poker tournament, visit https://mustang22memorial.com/.
Operation Battle Born
TMCC’s Truckee Meadows Veterans Club has partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack Veterans to run Operation Battle Born: Ruck to Remember 2022 in honor of the fallen heroes of the Global War on Terror.
For three days, veterans and volunteers from across the state will take turns carrying two backpacks that share nearly 7,000 plates of service members’ dogs to include the 58 fallen Nevadans who have made the final sacrifice since 11 p.m. September. In his honor, The March begins from the Nevada State Capitol to the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.
Dates and times are May 28 from 8 a.m. from the State Capitol Building through May 30.
Participants will be asked to challenge themselves physically and mentally, facing the heat and weight of the fallen heroes on their backs. The community can help as they march for those who fought and sacrificed for our freedom.
Email Operation Battle Born Ruck to remember [email protected] or call TMCC Veterans Services at 775-337-5612. More information online here.
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