May 3, 2006

Tickets Available for 2006 Wildcats Fund-Raiser

Former Carson High School baseball star and Houston Astros first round pick Charley Kerfeld will be the keynote speaker at Western Nevada Community College's third annual Wildcats Athletics Benefit. The three-course prime rib dinner and auction will be at the Peppermill Hotel Casino in Reno, Wednesday, May 3, at 6 p.m.

Kerfeld pitched for the Carson Senators from 1979-1981, and was selected in the first round of the major league baseball draft in 1982. In 1986, he finished fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting over fellow rookies Barry Bonds, Will Clark and Andres Galarraga. He compiled an impressive 18-9 career record in four seasons with the Astros and Atlanta Braves.

After his playing career ended, Kerfeld went on to manage the Beaumont Bullfrogs, Abilene Prairie Dogs, Grays Harbor Gulls, Western Warriors, Reno Blackjacks, and Chico Heat. He won 421 career games as a manager, including a Western Baseball League Championship in 2002. Kerfeld then became a scout for the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres, and is currently the special assistant to the general manager of the Texas Rangers.

Proceeds from this fund-raiser will benefit all WNCC athletic programs including the men's baseball team, women's soccer team, and co-ed rodeo team. WNCC receives no state funding for expenses and must support the teams through private and corporate donations.

Tickets are $75 each or $500 for a table of eight. Contact: WNCC Foundation, Bristlecone Building, 2201 West College Parkway, 775-445-3240.

Press Release: March 20, 2006

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D.J. Whittemore
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Phone: 775-445-3250 ext.
E-mail: DJ.Whittemore@wnc.edu
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