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Incline football, North Tahoe Lacrosse benefit from generous donation

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Incline football coach Scott Conn, center, accepts a $10,000 check from the Marc Monte Foundation and Gar Woods. Pictured with Conn are Tom Turner and Maurine Turner.
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For the second year in a row, a fireworks extravaganza fundraiser sponsored by the Marc Monte Foundation and Gar Woods in Carnelian Bay delivered much-needed donations to several North Shore youth sports organizations.

This year’s primary beneficiaries were the Incline High football program, the North Tahoe Youth Lacrosse club and the North Tahoe High School Boosters.

Presentation of the donations took place on Friday, Nov. 22, at Gar Woods and the Elegant Affair event in Tahoe City.

“The generosity demonstrated by Marc Monte and Tom Turner at Gar Woods cannot be overstated,” said Incline football coach Scott Conn. “Highlander Pride owes these gentlemen and their staffs a lot.”

Conn said he intends to put the funds toward a new tackling sled and replace older helmets and shoulder pads with equipment with a higher safety rating.

Said Nora Fallon-Oben, North Tahoe Lacrosse coach: “We actually don’t have formal uniforms yet, which is why we are so pumped for the donation. For the past two years, our uniforms have been mesh pinneys and gym shorts.”

According to Tom Turner, owner and operator of Gar Woods, the event was so well attended and was such a fun gathering of locals and tourists alike, it has already been decided that this will become an annual function. In fact, many attendees said the fireworks show was the best they have seen on the North Shore in recent memory.

“Marc Monte and I are thrilled with the results we’ve been able to produce with this event and excited about our ability to help all the kids within the various sports organizations we support,” Turner said. “We aren’t sure yet how we are going to top this year’s event — but we sure as heck are going to try.”