The University of Nevada, Reno has scheduled an exhibition basketball game against the University of Washington for October 21 at Lawlor Events Center in Reno. The proceeds of the game will be donated to Carr Fire victims.
It will be an all general admission game, with tickets priced at $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children eighth grade and younger. The proceeds will be donated to the Northern California Wildfire Relief fund through the California Community Foundation and specifically directed to the victims of the Carr Fire this summer in Northern California.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to raise money for such a worthy cause,” coach Mike Hopkins said in a statement released by the team. “It will also give us a good feel on where we are at before the season starts as we’ll get real game competition against a very talented Nevada team.”
The Carr Fire devastated the community of Redding, becoming the sixth largest fire in the history of California and capturing the attention of the world when its “Firenado” ripped through neighborhoods in west Redding. The fire moved all the way from Whiskeytown to Trinity and Shasta Lakes, covering nearly 360 square miles. It burned over 1,600 structures, claimed seven lives and torched 230,000 acres.
For more information on the Northern California Wildfire Relief go to https://www.calfund.org/norcal-wildfire-relief/.