News briefs: Tahoe fundraisers, South Lake Tahoe volunteer opportunities & more
TAHOE TURNING POINT CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Tahoe Turning Point will host its First Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Lake Tahoe Golf Course. The cost is $125 per player; it includes a round of golf at Lake Tahoe Golf Course with a cart, practice balls, a breakfast buffet, an on-course lunch, plus a BBQ & Awards ceremony. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start and a scramble format. Visit http://www.tahoeturningpoint.org or call 530-541-4594 to register. The deadline is Sept. 7. Tahoe Turning Point, a nonprofit, currently serves more than 600 clients annually, with programs and services including five residential group homes for youth ages 13-18; counseling services for youth, adults and families; and a Transitional Housing Program for former Foster Youth. All proceeds from the Charity Golf Tournament will benefit these programs and services.
El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department are seeking volunteers (aged 50+) for S.T.A.R., or Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees. Volunteers will assist the department by helping out at public functions and events. Prospective volunteers must pass a background check and be able to donate 16 hours a month. For more information, call 530-573-3000. Applications are available at 1360 Johnson Blvd.
The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is currently looking for dedicated, caring volunteers to help in a variety of capacities. Current volunteer needs include:
Drivers: Volunteer drivers are needed to help deliver meals one day each week from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to home-bound adults ages 60 years or older. Drivers are needed in Placerville, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, and the Georgetown Divide, and especially in South Lake Tahoe. For many of those served, the daily contact with volunteers is as vital as the meal. For volunteers who are unable to make a weekly commitment, back-up drivers are also needed for on-call purposes.
Kitchen Volunteers: Kitchen volunteers are needed to help with lunch service, set-up and clean-up at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center at 990 Lassen Lane. Kitchen volunteers assist between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a regularly scheduled day each week, or on call as needed. Kitchen volunteers are also needed in other senior nutrition locations throughout the County.
To volunteer, or for questions about the Senior Nutrition Program, call 530-621-6160. For more information about senior services in El Dorado County, visit http://www.edcgov.us/HumanServices or call 530-621-6369. The Senior Nutrition Program is a service of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. To learn about other volunteer opportunities that support County services, visit El Dorado County’s home web page at http://www.edcgov.us .
STAND UP TO CANCER SUP EVENT
The second annual Paddle Against Cancer paddleboard event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $50, which includes lunch.
Grab your paddleboard and meet up at El Dorado Beach (or rent a board for $15). Registration begins at 9 a.m. and paddling will begin sometime after. The course will be set right off the beach and after paddling a lunch will be provided courtesy of the Hard Rock Casino. Enjoy a beautiful late summer day on the beach and support the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League by bidding on some great silent auction items. Paddle in memory of a loved one who died of cancer, someone who survived cancer, or just show up and support our paddlers and enjoy a great event.
The South Lake Tahoe Cancer League is an all volunteer nonprofit organization that offers grants and rides to our local cancer patients. For more information, see South Tahoe Cancer League on Facebook or visit http://www.SouthTahoeSUP.com.
Join Nancy Taylor for Zumba at Kahle Community Center at Stateline, Nev. It’s an hour of dance fitness Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and at 6 p.m., plus Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Drop in a class for $7 or $50 for 10 classes.
NEW WEBSITE FOR VIKINGS COMMUNITY
Just in time for back to school, DigitalTown.com announced the launch of http://www.southtahoevikings.com, a new website for the Vikings community.
It features information for Vikings fans, including news, scores, schedules, community directory, photos, videos, livestreams, as well as archival content such as yearbook images. The website also features a team store with latest gear and apparel.
A mobile application will be released shortly as well.