Our goal this year is larger than ever – and there’s a good reason for it. Although researchers are developing new and safer therapies for children, the treatments are expensive and insurance costs are rising. As these costs increase for children, we are expanding our programs to provide more financial and emotional support to meet the needs of northern Nevada families.
This year, we aim to raise $400,000 during our Know the Gold Campaign to continue the expansion of our programs. The William N. Pennington Foundation has generously agreed to match each donation to the campaign dollar-for-dollar, up to $400,000, until January 31, 2020.
Join us for the Know the Gold Finale and 12-hour radiothon.
January 31, 2020, 6am – 6pm
Scheels, 1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, NV 89434
On September 16, 2019, we celebrated 15 years of hosting our Tournament of Hope to support local children battling cancer. It started as a beautiful day at Montreux, but just as life brings us storms, a rainstorm breezed through the course soaking golfers, volunteers and staff head-to-toe. The storm helped remind us that local children face storms every day. We thought of their resiliency and determination to get through their diagnosis and the importance of the support from others.
We thought of these children, like Brady who teed-off the tournament, and their everyday battle with cancer. “I can’t think of a way that this diagnosis has not affected our family,” said Nicole, Brady’s mom. “It has affected us emotionally, spiritually, financially, and shook us to the core, but we will come out on the other end stronger than ever.” His story is similar to many of the other children NNCCF serves and we are doing everything in our power to ease the burden of his diagnosis. We are grateful for the many sponsors and friends that have supported this tournament over the last 15 years and we hope the sunshine after the rain reminds everyone that there is hope after a cancer diagnosis.
Bonanno Concrete/ MDB Trucking
Desert Fire Protection
Renown Children’s Hospital
Robin S. White, MD
Sierra Nevada Construction
Baker & Jennifer Krukow
Hankin Speciality Elevators
KS Dealer Services
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
New Millennium Building
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Phillips Family Foundation
Stowe/Dwyer Charitable Fund
Tectonics Design Group
Krukow Family Memorial
RHP Mechanical Systems[/one_fourth][one_fourth]
FAMILY RECEPTION SPONSOR
Cemex Materials LLC
TEE PRIZE SPONSORS
PLATINUM PLUS GAS SPONSOR
Golden Gate Petroleum of NV
PLATINUM GAS SPONSORS
The event in August was a special evening with baseball, music, hope, and San Francisco Giants Emmy award-winning broadcaster, Mike Krukow, and his wife, Jennifer. Hosted at the home of Carol Truman and Bob Phillips, supporters and friends united in the fight against cancer to support local children and research for a cure. We were joined by special guests Kristen Posey, a childhood cancer advocate, and Maddie, a local childhood cancer survivor.
Dozers & Dirt is brought to you by the former committee of the Reno Big Dig. You may
have operated a dozer or excavator before, but this year join us and get dirty digging-in
your shovels to support local children battling cancer.
Join us for the Launch Party
November 7, 2019, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Pinocchio’s Bar and Grill, 5995 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502
Save the date for the main event
June 6, 2020, 10am-3pm
Rilite Aggregate Pit, 9208 Western Skies Drive, Reno, NV 89511
Press Release –
Dozers & Dirt Fundraiser 2020 Canceled Due to COVID 19
(Reno, NV) – It is with great sadness that we announce the Dozers & Dirt fundraiser benefiting Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF), has been canceled due to COVID 19. The committee hoped we could hold the event later in the summer but out of abundance of caution for all attendees it has been canceled.
The committee is working diligently on next year’s event and we look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
Dozers & Dirt (brought to you by the former committee of the Reno Big Dig) has been a staple in our community for 20 years and with your generous support we have raised more than $1 million dollars in the fight against pediatric cancer.
NNCCF has provided more than $5.3 million in direct financial assistance to local children battling cancer – all through locally raised funding. For twenty years, NNCCF has been the only nonprofit in the region solely dedicated to childhood cancer. NNCCF continues to assist local childhood cancer families through the generosity of “Community Partners” and fundraisers like Dozers & Dirt.
We truly appreciate your thoughtful consideration of our cause and hope that you continue to support Dozers & Dirt for many more years to come. If you wish to donate to Dozers & Dirt or receive additional information, please contact Jared Hosefros at (775) 742-2203. NNCCF is a non-profit organization, 501(c)(3) No. 20-8623503.
Jared Hosefros, Chair
Dozers & Dirt Committee