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Truck pull to benefit children

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Amid the hot days of summer, things have come to a real boil for the men’s and women’s Active 20-30 Club. The group will host its second annual Truck Pull on Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The 40 members that make up the men’s and women’s club will turn out to take over the Douglas County Fairgrounds for this year’s affair.

The main event starts at 6:30 p.m. with the kid’s tractor pull event and other festivities beginning at 5 p.m. Ticket price is $10 for adults, $7 for active military and $5 for children 5 to 12. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event. For more information contact Ryan Albert at (775) 450-1890 or Ray Swanson at (775) 790-0114. Information is also available at

MLM Motor Sports will be the professional pulling group. There will be a 6,200-pound weight class along with a pro modified 4×4, extreme diesel 4×4 stock truck, street 4×4, modified tractor and super modified farm tractor classes. A few famous exhibition vehicles such as the Jack Rabbit Freightliner, the Energy Release Corvette and the Terminator Sled also will be present at the event. There will also be a kids pedal tractor pull and an amateur contest for local drivers.

The club will have a raffle with prize giveaways such as dinner at local restaurants, gym memberships and gift certificates.

All proceeds will go to special-needs children in Douglas County. “We’re hoping to raise at least $7,000 during the event,” said club president Ray Swanson. “Last year was our first year, and we hope this year will be even better, especially since we’re partnering with the women’s club, which will give us more manpower to ensure the event runs smoothly.”

The Active 20-30 Club is looking for donations and sponsors for the event. There are three sponsorship levels at which to participate.

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A “Full Pull” sponsor will receive 10 tickets to the event with V.I.P. seating, class sponsor with company name mentioned during the event, a sign placed in a highly visible area advertising the business, their company logo on all posters and T-shirts, inclusion in all paid television, radio and newspaper advertisements and most importantly, recognition by thousands of residents and visitors for a $1, 000 donation.

The “Half Pull” sponsor will receive six tickets to the event, a company logo on posters, a sign in a highly visible area advertising the business and a sponsorship certificate for a $500 donation.

The “Quarter Pull” sponsor receives two tickets to the event and sign advertisements at selected areas of the fair grounds for a $250 donation.