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KOLO 8 News Now Took the Reigns for the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 23

Published by Christina on August 22, 2014, in Case Studies, Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

KOLO 8 NEWS NOW ON THE TAHOE RIM TRAIL

Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Day

Your favorite news team hits the trail with you!

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s next, Where’s McLeod? Giveaway Day” made headlines with KOLO 8 News Now!

Doug Tepe, KOLO Eight News Now and "Red" Petra Keller's Tahoe Rim Trail Token Horse

Reno’s regional news station has stepped up to this year’s challenge and enjoyed the trail with their news crew and Trail Challengers alike! On Saturday, Aug 23 KOLO 8 News Now was on the trail ready to catch Trail Challengers in action!

Those that found McLeod on the trail and received a cool Tahoe Rim Trail Trail Challenge tech hat from KOLO 8.

2014 TAHOE RIM TRAIL CHALLENGE
There’s still time to join the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. Participants have until December 31, 2014 to explore six pristine locations selected as part of the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. Upon registration, Trail Challenge members will receive direct access to 6 downloadable maps and hike descriptions as well as a one-year membership to the TRTA. Members will also receive a Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge tech T-shirt which will help spread awareness about the Tahoe Rim Trail. Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge membership is $55 for individuals, $85 for families. Discounted team rates are also available. Existing TRTA members can enroll for just $20. To begin the challenge and to register visit: www.tahoerimtrail.org.
The 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge is made possible from individual and corporate sponsorship support including: NV Energy, CA Technologies, REI, Desert Research Institute, KPS3, KOLO8 News Now, Wells Fargo, Hometown Health, Sunshine Tahoe, NC Communications, Squeeze In, Tahoe Trail Bar, Coffeebar, North American Embroidery, YESCO Outdoor Media, Spin Games and Tahoe Mountain Sports.

 

Historical Haunted Tour 2014, Truckee California

Published by Christina on February 14, 2014, in Charitable Giving, Recent Projects

Guests from near and far will take to the streets of Truckee, CA for the fifth adults-only Historical Haunted Tour on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17, 2014.

During the walking tour, a creative fundraising event that celebrates local legends and history with highly entertaining and spooky twists, small groups of residents and visitors are guided to interesting sites where they will be immersed in engaging tales performed by talented characters. The tour skillfully weaves together dramatic, downright haunting and laugh-out-loud funny stories inspired by times of yore.

Event producer Christina Stoever-Young of Sunshine Tahoe attributes much of the Tour’s success to the incredible dedication of local business owners and managers and the world-class talent offered by all of the dedicated volunteers. The Tour began as a three-year experiment to celebrate Truckee’s historic gems and attract business to town during a historically quiet time while also raising funds for worthy causes. The event quickly became a sensation, selling out and attracting a waitlist list every year since inception.

2014 Highlights

  • Local businesses contribute to a treasure-packed raffle that celebrates unique work by Truckee-based artisans and travel packages featuring lodging, dining and specials from the event’s sponsors – The Truckee Hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites Truckee Tahoe and Moody’s Bistro.
  • People can secure a private tour with one of six exclusive VIP Tours ($1,000). The exclusive tours include wine, raffle tickets and a special guide for up to 16 people.
  • Event lodging partners are offering deals for those who book early, including The Truckee Hotel and Truckee’s Hampton Inn & Suites
  • The Tour’s profits will support Trails & Vistas’ youth-focused art hikes and operations.

Individual tickets will be sold for $40 on July 1 at TruckeeHistoryTour.com. To be among the first to know when tickets become available, register at st.sunshinetahoe.website.staging.kps3.com/contact.

Will you be among the lucky first to book an exclusive private tour for October 16 or 17, 2014?

Treat your clients, staff or family! Or bring together ten of your favorite people for $100 each for a fabulous night to remember in historic downtown Truckee. Everyone will receive a glass of wine or non alcoholic beverage at Moody’s Bistro, two raffle tickets each and an unforgettable night on the town while supporting arts in nature for third grade students.

Your private group will depart from Moody’s for a thrilling adventure through historic downtown Truckee. Along the way, entertainers will transport you to a bygone era of our celebrated railroad town. Expect spooky tales, tantalizing scandals and racy stories.

The Historical Haunted Tour has consistently sold-out. We hit an all time high in 2012 when the tour entertained 430 people and boasted a wait list of more than 100. We believe this year’s VIP experience will be no different. Secure your date and time while available. On Monday, Feb. 10, the general public will have the opportunity to book a VIP Tour. Every one attending the tour must be at least 21 years of age (IDs will be checked).

Sunshine Tahoe is now casting volunteers for Truckee’s 2014 Historic Haunted Tour.

The Tour will take place on Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 17.

Casting Call

Looking for volunteer actors, performers and storytellers to bring Truckee’s vibrant past to life in the 2014 Historic Haunted Tour! If you can engage an audience and enjoy playing with people, if history and the arts are important to you and if you want to have a rip-roaring good and spooky time, this is a gig for you! Take advantage of this wonderful and outrageously fun opportunity to showcase your talents. Submit your resume (or a few words about yourself) plus a headshot with “HHTCasting” in the subject line to kira@catanzarocreations.com by Feb. 25. Include a brief statement about why the Tour needs you. Actors must be at least 21 years old.

Sponsorship Opportunities

As of February 5, 2014

  • Apply to be one of the five main Haunts – Applications are available by e-mail ($500 cash or in-kind sponsorship).
  • Underwrite amazing costumes, $250
  • Sponsor all of one school’s third grade classes for $300*
  • Underwrite two field trip art performers / artists, $600.
  • Underwrite co-branded flashlights for 450 attendees
  • Purchase one of six exclusive $1,000 VIP Tours
  • Contribute an item or basket valued at $100 or more for the on-site raffle
  • Provide thank you gift for the 100 outstanding volunteers that make the Tour possible (gift cards or dinner or post Tour celebration / volunteer appreciation night)
  • Customize your in-kind or cash sponsorship package with Sunshine Tahoe
  • Host Sponsor – Filled by Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats!
  • Design – Filled by Atypical Design!

Sponsorship Benefits

Recognition on Tour web site and in marketing material including media releases plus the good feeling that comes from supporting local arts, culture and youth!

Funds raised through the Tour will provide Trails & Vistas signature youth art hikes for more than 300 third grade students from Truckee, North Lake and Incline Village as well as support Trails & Vistas operations.

 

 

What will you do for your Country?

Published by Christina on October 7, 2013, in Career Advice, Charitable Giving, General, Startups

My father never misses an opportunity to remind me of how truly fortunate I am to be an American. Now that I am a mother, I always remind my son. Yes, I fly my flag out front of our home, cheer on our stars and stripes and proudly carry my American passport.

This past week I visited a country where the people would do ANYTHING to enjoy the lifestyle we are able to lead as Americans. Once my fear of men with machine guns, sniffing dogs and people living in sheer horrific poverty subsided, all I wanted to do was help. Yes, help. If you’re reading this, you are someone I adore, respect, admire and appreciate and know you’ll want to help too.

As we continue to watch and wait for what might happen with our government, I encourage you to set aside your political frustrations and instead, make a difference. What can you and your family, friends and colleagues do to help this week? Prepare meals for meal kitchens and churches in the community? Donate clothing? Visit an elder to ensure they are warm, fed and clothed? Coordinate assistance in healthcare? Make donations to local programs to help our homeless? Go see a vet at the VA and lend an ear to someone who bravely put their life on the line for our stars and stripes.

Yes, we are the land of the free. Now, let’s show this world that we are truly the home of the brave.

I suspect you might recognize a few of these lyrics…

Sunset, Truckee California

“Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave…”

I’m sharing this message with incredible pride and great faith, as I know we are all here to step-up and lead. If you are feeling unsure as to “how” to help, pick up any history book, as my father always says, “The one certainty about history is that it always repeats itself.”

 

Edited by: Maura Connor

$16,000 Raised, Over 400 Spooked!

Published by Christina on November 5, 2012, in Charitable Giving, Recent Projects

Sold out four years in a row, Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour has raised more than $31,000 total for Trails & Vistas and the Truckee Donner Historical Society since 2009. 

Mrs. Marshall & Ghost from Wells Fargo & Co. Haunted Express Car #5

By Nicole Cheslock

The Historical Haunted Tour began as an experiment by Sunshine Tahoe to support two nonprofit organizations and give an economic boost to historic Truckee during the traditionally slow month of October. It has proven to be a successful fundraising initiative and favorite annual activity. In 2009, 70 tickets were available – the tour sold out three weeks in advance. In 2010, 140 tickets were offered. Once again the tour sold out weeks in advance. In 2011, every resource was stretched to the max, and more than 290 tickets were sold. This year more than 400 people from near and far attended the guided walking tour and enjoyed wine at Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats!

2012 Highlights
• Raised $16,000 through cash sponsors, admission and raffle ticket    sales
• Record 400 attendees
• Haunts: Downtown Mountain Home Center, Coffeebar, MOBO Law, Scraps Dog Bakery, Old Jail Museum and The Pour House.

Regulators Taking over Moody’s

“We captivate a crowd with engaging stories about Truckee,” shares event producer Christina Stoever-Young of Sunshine Tahoe who attributes the tour’s success to the incredible talent and dedication offered by all of the volunteers and sponsors.

Pre event coverage contributed to another sold out event. Thank you to all of the Tour’s media partners – The WeeklyMoonshine Ink, Sierra Sun and Tahoe Truckee Radio – and everyone who found this news worth covering! Special thanks to Sac Bee, 7 x 7, Cap Radio, Tahoe Culture and LifestyleandCharity.com.

The Historical Haunted Tour, produced by Sunshine Tahoe, is an annual fundraiser that celebrates local history with a fun and spooky twist. The script skillfully weaves together previously untold stories from the past with dramatic twists and new haunts every year. Sunshine Tahoe attribute the Tour’s success and popularity to engaging storytelling and high quality performances plus generous community support. Sponsorship, ticket sales and raffle revenue offer the nonprofit beneficiaries operating revenue for field trips, arts and historic preservation. For more information visit truckeehistorytour.com or call Sunshine Tahoe at (775) 527-4485.  Photo credit – Rob Retting, visit our online image gallery @ Rob Retting Images.

 

Truckee Hospital Nurse from 1907

Watch a preview compliments of event sponsor Tahoe TV.Truckee’s Historic Haunted Tour 2012