Monte Carlo comes to Tahoe |

Monte Carlo comes to Tahoe

Dan Thrift/Tahoe Daily Tribune/ Dressed to the nines in elegant gowns and tuxedos donated by Tuxedos of Lake Tahoe, members of the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation and Riva Grill staff promote the Monte Carlo Night fund-raiser. From left are Natalie Dufty; Noel Dufty, director of the Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation; Corinna Osborne, sales manager for Riva Grill; and Gene and Tricia Suglian, event coordinators.

The Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation is planning to present a new and exciting winter fund-raising event. “Monte Carlo Night” will take place Jan. 28 at The Riva Grill.

The evening of elegance is a black tie optional event and will feature fine food, wine and exciting table games. Guests will have an opportunity to shop for unique, extravagant and even useful items at the auction, dance to the live music of the Trey Stone Band and have a simply unforgettable evening.

The event is the foundation’s major fund-raiser for the 2005 season. Proceeds from the elegant affair will benefit the young and aspiring athletes from the Alpine, Freestyle and Snowboard winter sports teams. Thanks to the support of the local community members and businesses, the foundation was able to assist several athletes last season in pursuit of their Olympic dreams. Five members qualified for the Freestyle US Nationals with Sho Kashima winning the US Junior National Mogul title. The Snowboard Team won five national titles and member Elena Hight was named to the US National Snowboard Team. The Alpine Team won its first under-12 age category United States Ski Association NV/CA Team title and senior athlete Cory Harris was given a full scholarship to race for Montana State University. The foundation’s shining glory is alumni and United States Olympic Ski Team member Joanna Mendes, who won last year’s US National Downhill title.

To be a part of this very special event and support the athletes in the Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley communities achieve their education and athletic goals, call the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation to make a reservation for Monte Carlo Night at (530) 541-7354. Tickets are available at $100 per person.

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