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Sports

Mar. 20, 2009

HALL OF FAME ORGANIZATION

Quarter Auction raises $12,000 for junior golf

By DON McDERMOTT
PVT



DON McDERMOTT / PVT
The 15th annual Quarter Auction was held Saturday in the convention center at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino. Sharon Tate holds up one of the prizes, as Robert Worden, the emcee, and Elaine Goins wait for someone to claim one of the 160 gifts donated to the cause.


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The 15th annual Quarter Auction raised an estimated $12,000 Saturday, benefitting the Pahrump Valley Youth Golf programs.

More than 300 people participated in the auction, held in the convention center at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino.

The Pahrump Valley High School golf programs have benefitted the most from this fund-raiser, producing five state championship girls teams and an always competitive boys squad.

Each year, the Pahrump Valley Youth Golf Founders Scholarship Fund has produced a $5,000 award for a Trojan golfer. More than $130,000 in scholarships have been awarded. The Founders Club, as an organization, was inducted last fall into the Pahrump Valley Athletics Hall of Fame.

The 2009 Founders Club officers are Larry Goins, president; Elaine Goins, executive director; Julie Floyd, treasurer and executive board members Robert Worden, Bob Hopkins and Sarah Hopkins. Board members are Jeff and Shanda Hammar, Gary and Lynn Keller, Sharon Tate and Michele Worden.

Past scholarship winners are Peggy Dohlen, Paul Giannotti, Mike Sluder, Stacy Davy, Rich King, Jimmy Trummell, Stacy Watson, Chad Goins, Hannah Nilson, Alaine Garrett, Justin Blakeley, Lori Hopkins, Jason Holley, Jenna Eason, Will Bertz, Rachel Lindemann, Nick Owens and Jasper Biggs.

The Pahrump Valley Junior Golf Association, which sanctioned tournaments for players 7 to 18 years old, and the Rosemary Clarke Middle School golf program, also benefit from the auction.

A total of 160 prizes were auctioned off.

Donations

* Desert Towing, Anytime Fitness, Short Branch Saloon, All Automotive, Brain Freeze Rentals.

* Best Western, Founders Club, D&D Tires, PayDay-N-Advance, Horizon Markets.

* Saddle West, Sandbaggers, Happy Swinger, Irene's Casino, Nye County Bad Check Division.

* All Creatures Animal Hospital, Canyon Concrete, Mountain View Casino, Impressions, Grease Monkey.

* Kaye's All-State, Lakeview Executive Golf Course, Las Vegas Golf & Tennis, Charleston Pizza, DoneRite Auto & Repair.

* Dr. Kohorst, Cahlan Law Offices, Uppercase Living, Shadow Mountain Feed, Inc., Napa Auto Parts, Skatezone.

* Solarselectives.com, Saitta-Trudeau, Seemore's Polar Parlor, Pahrump Valley High School athletics, Wulfy's,

* Xtreme Audio Motorsports, Awards Plus, Valley Electric, Baskets by Jill & Alice, All Automotive.

* Greath Lengths, Classic Homes, Ace Hardware, Agassi Enterprises, Dale Norton, Frazier Furniture.

* Giftbaskets 4 anytime .com, High Desert Hair, Marge-Anne Venable, On Consignment, Ron and Kathy Eason, Justin Timberlake PGA.

* RV Sunshades by Solarista, Martinizing, Pahrump Bakery, Scentsy Independent Consulant (Jean Kocvara).

* Threadz, 'Legal Tender' (Laraine Russo Harper), The Bicycle Warehouse, Quiznos, Secret Sisters, Terrible's Town.

* Walmart, Arnie's NASCAR & Pool Lounge, Uppercase Living, Perfect Pet, Rosemary Clarke Middle School.

* Pioneer Hotel Casinlo, Princess House, State Farm Insurance, Worden's Insurance, OrGano Gold Consultant (Wendy Thompson King).

* Golf Supporters, Terrible's Lakeside, PV Auto Plaza, Sunfire Salon & Day Spa, Dottie Cole, The Hideway.

* Pahrump Nursery, MFR Rentals, Tommasino's, Nifty Nickel, Ron & Charlotte Floyd, Affiliated Chiropractic, Virgin River Hotel-Casino (Palms Golf Club).

* Extreme Finish, D&D Tire, Pahrump Valley Times, Stockman's Steakhouse.

* Shadow Mountain Community Players, Lamm's Gallery, KHS&S Contractors, CC's Beauty Shop.

* Floyd's Ace Sports Place, Port of Subs, Pahrump Nugget, Furnace Creek, Floyd's Construction.

* Desert Towing, Harold Tokerud, Mountain Falls, Last Chance Steakhouse, Hafen Realty/Artesia.

* Jewelry of Romance, Pahrump Valley Winery, Riviera Hotel & Casino, CasaBlanca Resort & Golf.

* Facial Impressions (Julie Doubek), Brent & Laraine Crowder.










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