Fund-raiser for shooting victim set at Mott’s |

Fund-raiser for shooting victim set at Mott’s

by Timothy Bowman

When a deed is carried out in good faith, no reward is expected.

Today at Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill good faith will be abundant, but so will the prizes.

A raffle will be held to aid in the recovery of Mott Canyon employee and shooting victim James McGeehan. The benefit will begin at 4 p.m. and will go until closing time at Mott Canyon. McGeehan was shot outside his Kingsbury Grade home February 6.

The proceeds from the raffle will go to help pay for McGeehan’s medical bills in addition to helping pay for his Philadelphia family’s travel expenses.

The Tahoe community has donated many exceptional prizes, including trips to Napa and San Diego.

Mott Canyon will be offering prizes from two categories. The more valuable prizes will be available by purchasing $5 raffle tickets in advance. Prizes of lesser value, such as gift certificates and lift tickets, will be available by advance purchasing of $2 raffle tickets. Tickets will also be available at the event.

“There is always a raffle here and there for a snowboard,” said Mott Canyon employee Alison Dease. “But for one establishment to offer so many items, it shows that people have really gone above and beyond.”

Mott Canyon has received support in the from other bars in the area. Many are selling tickets for the raffle in addition to providing prizes such as bar tabs.

“Other bars in the area have sold tickets,” Dease said. “They have taken the time that they don’t have to. Just about everywhere we have gone has donated. A lot of people have come in to sell raffle tickets at their place of business.”

Employees at Mott Canyon are excited to be holding a raffle to help their friend and co-worker to a successful recovery.

“I am stoked we are having (the raffle),” Dease said. “It is a chance for everyone to come together to contribute to Jimmy’s fund. We will have food specials and drink specials.”

Jimmy’s fund

What: Fund-raiser for Jimmy McGeehan, who is hospitalized after being shot in front of his home.

Where: Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill

When: 4 p.m. today

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