Truckee family wins donated TV for Project Graduation fundraiser |

Truckee family wins donated TV for Project Graduation fundraiser

Special to the Sun
Charlie Riley, left, with the Funk Family of Truckee (Steve, Elizabeth, Ryan and Alic), winners of Project Graduation's first fundraising raffle.
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Truckee High School’s Project Graduation recently announced the winners of its first fundraiser.

In partnership with Charlie and Nancy Riley of the Truckee SEARS Hometown Store, a 50-inch Samsung LED H5203 Series Smart TV was awarded to the Funk family of Truckee.

The raffle drawing was held Dec. 17 during the Fall Winter Concert at Truckee High School.

Project Graduation provides Truckee High graduating seniors with a safe, sober and supervised graduation experience.

The event is a drug-, tobacco- and alcohol-free all-evening party for the entire class, with entertainment and dinner.

During the 23-year history of the program, not one student has been injured or killed. The cost is offset by fundraisers throughout the school year; future fundraisers include the Senior Fashion Show on May 18, 2015, restaurant fundraisers and more!

With the private donation of a high value raffle prize, each year’s Project Graduation Committee is able to apply the nearly $5,000 in ticket sales directly to the evening event.

The Rileys are strong supporters of Project Graduation and feel the yearly event is important to celebrating accomplishments of the Truckee High senior class while making sure the class celebration is safe and positive.

“High school graduation is a tremendous milestone,” said Charlie Riley. “Creating the best imaginable party that is a fun and safe evening for the students is invaluable. I am honored to join our community in supporting this event each year.”

Project Graduation would like to thank Charlie and Nancy Riley for the donation.

“We can always count on the support of Charlie and Truckee’s Sears Hometown Store,” said Katy Stevens, co-chair of Project Graduation. “This is my second time helping with Project Grad and starting off with this key fundraiser is always an important first step. It is wonderful to know they are in our corner and thinking of the kids.”

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