Learn about and taste specialty wines for a great cause. Dave Luce, of the Alta Sierra Wine Shop will teach the intricacies of fine wine in the Cedar Room of the Lake Wildwood Oaks Clubhouse. For more information, or to arrange the purchase of tickets from our office, contact the local office at 274-8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be available soon!
Location: 11255 Cottontail Way, Penn Valley
Date/Time: Sunday, June 28th, 2pm-4:30pm
This year will be our 13th annual Grills & Grilles fundraiser. Compete or taste the Backyard BBQ samples and judge for yourself who wins the prize! Enjoy the food, disc golf competition, car & motorcycle show, live music, kids area, beer & wine all for a great cause! For more information on registering a BBQ team, a car or motorcycle, or sponsor the event, or be a vendor...contact us at 274-8111 or email@example.com.
Location: Western Gateway Park
Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 17th, 11am-4pm
United Way of Nevada County held its 12th annual BBQ event, Grills & Grilles, on Saturday, Oct. 19th. The event was held at Western Gateway Park and more than 400 people showed up to view cool, eclectic cars and sample grilled delicacies. The 5thDerek Sorensen Memorial Disc Golf (see below) competition took place earlier in the day.
The public voted for their favorite Backyard BBQ team and favorite vehicle. A team of expert judges chose the winning “Critics Choice” in the Backyard BBQ competition. The winner of the 2019 Backyard BBQ People’s Choice 1st place award went to “Rub n Butts”, second place went to “The Rib Doctors” and third place was “Interfaith Food Ministry BBQ”. The Backyard BBQ Critic’s Choice 1st place went to “Griffin BBQ”, with “Interfaith Food Ministry BBQ” and “Precision Q” coming in 2ndand 3rd respectively. “Rub n Butts” won the Spirit Award for their energy, creativity, and spiritedness.
The “Best in Show” winner in the Car Show was a 1962 Chevy Corvair Custom pickup owned by Bill Croker. This was a fun event for everyone who participated. The attendees enjoyed delicious food, cool cars while listening to great music by Grease, Grit and Grime. All of the proceeds from this event go to the United Way of Nevada County Community Impact Fund, which goes towards making an impact in the areas of Basic Needs; food insecurity, emergency shelter, and access to healthcare.
The 5th Annual Derek Sorensen Memorial Disc Golf Tournament was held on Oct. 19th during United Way’s Grills & Grilles event at Western Gateway Park. The tournament was hosted by the Gold Country Disc Golf Association in memory of Derek Sorensen who was an avid disc golf player. A hundred percent of the tournament proceeds were donated to United Way of Nevada County in Derek’s memory, culminating in a total donation of $2,765.00.
Derek was 26 years old when his loving family lost him. His mother, Debbie Evans said, “He was a best friend to many and a great friend to all. He was not judgmental; never a bully and he loved all living things. He loved all living things; dogs, cats, butterflies, birds, bees and even slugs. Derek was passionate about the Yuba River, loved the mountains, the ocean and most of all the desert and he enjoyed many sports, bowling, hiking, camping, biking, snowboarding and playing disc golf. He is missed by many.” All proceeds from the tournament went to United Way of Nevada County’s Community Impact Fund.
Event has passed...However, if you are interested in viewing some of their photography, United Way has some on display. Email Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local artists, Mindy Oberne and Roger Lewis, held an art fundraiser for the 2020 Grass Valley Free 2-day Health Care Clinic. They have made their living in the art world for many years and have a permanent gallery of their works on their property. Three expeditions to Antarctica, via helicopter-equipped Russian icebreakers, have created incredible images of wildlife and scenery rarely captured. “Forty years of Nevada County living have allowed us to photograph the historic local architecture and the beautiful four seasons we experience in these foothills,” said Roger Lewis. All proceeds go to the Health Clinic. To view a video of the gallery, go to www.youtube.com For more information about the gallery, contact Mindy and Roger at email@example.com.
Lake Wildwood ~ Oaks Clubhouse/Cedar Room
This was a fun event! If you missed out, we will be holding another Wine Summit in November! Guests tasted and learned about superior quality wines, to find the perfect bottle for summer get-togethers, or
that perfect gift for their favorite wine aficionado! Includes wine tasting workshop, light appetizers & the opportunity to purchase exceptional wines at special prices! Live/silent auction! Hosted by Dave Luce, wine broker extraordinaire and owner of Alta Sierra Wine Shop. He provided an informative afternoon as he unfolded the intricacies of a dozen hand selected top quality wines. The sampled wine was available to order during the event. All proceeds go to United Way of Nevada County.
June 2nd ~ 6pm-9pm
Wild Eye Pub ~ 535 Mill St. Grass Valley
Hopefully you didn't miss out on this fun fundraiser! It was a special evening of music and dancing featuring The Latin Jazz & Funk Band. We raised funds for the Grass Valley Free 2-Day Health Care Clinic in 2020! Entrance was a $20 requested donation. Food & drinks were available for purchase from the Pub. Check out their website at https://www.wildeyepub.com/. The requested donation of $20 goes toward a California CareForce health clinic hosted by United Way of Nevada County. The free 2-day health clinic is planned for Jan. 11th and 12th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
The Latin Jazz and Funk Band consists of Jim Bratt guitar and vocals, Scott Rogers bass and vocals, Bob Scarlett congas and percussion, Rob Wimmers drums & Monica Fabriaz clarinet and vocals.
For more information on free clinic, contact United Way at 274-8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
United Way of Nevada County
Physical: 202 Providence Mine Rd. Suite 107 Nevada City, CA 95959 ~ Mailing: P.O. Box 2733 Grass Valley, CA 95945
United Way of Nevada County is a 501(c) 3 organization
Tax ID# 68-0007201
Webmaster: Donna Cobb
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