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3,000 Words for three charities

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212;-High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, Biking for a Better World and the Arne Backstrom Foundation proudly present 3,000 Words: A Night of Photography and Philanthropy, and#8220;Three Charities, Three Photos, 3,000 Wordsand#8221; Thursday, June 30, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

FiftyFifty Brewing Co., Silent Auction Picture Viewing Bidding / Voting: 5-10 p.m., hosts and#8220;3,000 Words,and#8221; a fundraiser to benefit the three charities. Attendees may bid on (via silent auction) and vote on their favorite photos submitted by featured area photographers in three inspirational categories:

and#8226; Winter (High Fives Non-Profit Foundation)

and#8226; Human Power (Biking for a Better World)

and#8226; Famous Mountain Landscapes / Eagles (Arne Backstrom Foundation)

All proceeds from the door and silent auctions of the framed art will be split between the three foundations. and#8220;3,000 Wordsand#8221; is poised to be an exemplary evening highlighting the best in photography and philanthropy that the Tahoe Region has to offer.

Admission of $10 includes unlimited passed appetizers, music by Silver Boombox Thief, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The silent auction, picture viewing, bidding and voting occurs 5-10 p.m. Also, check out Red Bull and vodka drink specials.

FiftyFifty Brewing Co.: Find your balance. Located in Truckee at 11197 Brockway Road, between Hwy 267 and Downtown Truckee. Open seven days a week, 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m., FiftyFifty serves both lunch and dinner to complement their variety of beers brewed on the premise. FiftyFifty also features a full bar, seasonal outdoor seating on the patio and live music and entertainment. Visit http://www.fiftyfiftybrewing.com.

High Fives is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. Visit http://www.highfivesfoundation.org.

At BBW, we see riding a bicycle as a fun and empowering activity, understood universally and adored around the globe. Our mission is to transform the act of pedaling into a force to make the world a better place. California 501.c.3 non profit. Visit http://www.bikingforabetterworld.org.

The Arne Backstrom Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities for all children to engage in outdoor activities and environmental awareness.