Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Vail donates $125,000 ­to Boys and Girls Club | SierraSun.com

Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Vail donates $125,000 ­to Boys and Girls Club

Staff report

Earlier this month, Vail Resorts announced that the company’s CEO, Rob Katz, and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, made personal contributions totaling $2 million to 12 nonprofit organizations in the communities where the company operates, including locally at North Tahoe/Truckee.

According to the company, each of the contributions will be directed toward programs that support the welfare and education of children in these local communities.

Locally, $125,000 was donated to the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe to support the expansion of the organization’s program in Truckee; to address youth and academic achievement; as well as to provide a safe place for teens to go. A donation in the same amount was made to the Boys and Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe.

According to the company, last year, Katz and Amsterdam donated $1.5 million to the Epic Promise Foundation, which provides grants to Vail employees in need or are looking for educational opportunities.

Visit vailresorts.com to learn more about Vail Resorts; visit bgcnlt.org to learn more about the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.

Donner Trail Thanksgiving fundraiser set for Nov. 5

The 34th annual Thanksgiving Dinner fundraiser for Donner Trail Elementary School is set for Saturday, Nov. 5, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in the Mt. Judah Lodge.

Show your support for local education by attending the event presented by the Donner Trail Elementary PTO. Participants will feast on a scrumptious community dinner and have the chance to win outstanding adventures and prizes via silent auction, live auction, and a huge giveaway for $1 raffle tickets!

This single event funds the school’s science, art, music, field trips, assemblies and more for the entire year. Purchase tickets at the door: Adults $18, Children 12 and under $5. For information, contact Donner Trail PTO at 530-582-2720, ptodonnertrailschool@gmail.com or follow the group on Facebook.

Tickets available for 12th annual Passport to Dining

Tickets are on sale for the annual Passport to Dining event, a fundraiser for the North Tahoe Business Association set for Thursday, Nov. 10, from 6-9 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach.

The event will feature tastings from up to 35 restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and distilleries, as well as a raffle and silent auction chock-full of valuable items.

This year, a portion of Passport to Dining’s proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe, the local nonprofit dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoption, community spay/neuter and humane education programs.

Advanced tickets are available at NorthTahoeBusiness.org. Tickets are $90/couple or $50/each. Last year’s event was a sell-out, so those interested should not wait to purchase tickets. To purchase tickets before Nov. 9, call 530-546-9000. Visit NorthTahoeBusiness.org to learn more.