Reach for the Stars on Aug. 11 to help students, academics

Western Nevada College Foundation board members pose for a picture at the 2017 Reach for the Stars Gala last August in Carson City. The Foundation’s 2018 gala is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11.

Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College

Get ready for the outing of the summer.

There are a number of reasons to make a reservation to attend the Reach for the Stars Gala on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Western Nevada College Foundation’s third annual gala raises money for the college’s students and academic programs and provides attendees with an unforgettable night under the stars at the Jack C. Davis Observatory.


This year, attendees will be treated to a full dinner. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will also be served and the band Trippin’ King Snakes will provide dancers with the tunes to groove. There’s also an opportunity to learn about the Perseid meteor shower and stargaze through the observatory’s state-of-the-art telescopes. All of the fun starts at 6 p.m.

Event sponsors include Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Southwest Gas, Briggs Electric, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Glen Eagles, Nevada State Bank, Quick Space and United Federal Credit Union. Event sponsorships are available by calling 775-445-3239.

Purchase tickets by calling the WNC Foundation office at 775-445-3240. Individual tickets are $120 per person, $225 per couple and $1,000 per table of 10.

Western Nevada College mascot Willy Wildcat mingles with guests at the 2017 Reach for the Stars Gala hosted by Western Nevada College Foundation.

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