Wild West Shootout 2014

IMG_20141210_0001The Wild West Shootout was held the first week of December in Reno, Nevada. The competition is held to raise funds and support for the Sierra Kids Foundation, which raises funds to help low-income families dealing with the challenges of having an young autistic child.

The 2014 Shootout made nearly $14,000 for this cause. High School teams from Nevada, Arizona, and California came to participate in the event.

For the third year in a row, Jax Marketing’s Jackie Shelton asked me to write an article for the event’s program. I happily accepted the assignment, which was a challenge because I now live in Massachusetts.

But also because, just as I started the assignment, I received news that my grandson Darius, 2, had just been diagnosed with autism. While this did not affect my article, it did make me stop and think a little more about the SKF and what it does.

“The Road to Reno” is a two-page article about the schools that came to Reno from other cities. I also wrote a second piece “Wild West Shootout Facts,” which collects interesting facts about the schools involved.

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