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St. Patrick’s partyhelps ailing youth

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Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. A fundraiser to benefit Tyler Nesbitt, 12, will take place March 17 at the Boys & Girls of Lake Tahoe main site.

Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe will host a benefit St. Patrick’s Day festival Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the club’s main site, the former Al Tahoe Elementary School.

Proceeds from the event will benefit a club member, Tyler Nesbitt. Tyler, 12, who recently returned from three weeks at the UC Davis Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care unit, is home recovering. He was flown to the center with a life-threatening situation and underwent two surgeries to relieve the pressure on his brain.

According to Karen Houser, executive director of the club, “Tyler is a role model and leader at the club. In addition to serving as the president of our Torch Club (our leadership group), he is always willing to step in and help. He is a great athlete, and excels at whatever he does.”

His friends at the club are putting on the festival to raise money to help his family over the next couple of months, while his single mom, Kim Nesbitt, is at home in order to provide the round-the-clock care that he needs until he is fully recovered.

The community is invited to stop by the club and join in the fun. There will be a Jumpy House, face painting, Shamrock cookies, games and contests, and Ping Pong.

A raffle for eight Sierra-at-Tahoe lift tickets will take place at the event. The event is free for Boys & Girls Club members and $3 for nonmembers.

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Additional funds will be raised through participating in the events.

For more information or to make a donation to the Tyler Nesbitt Fund call the Boys & Girls Club at (530) 542-0838.