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Annual Quarter Auction Raises Money for Scholarship Fund

Valley Electric Association well represented at fundraiser

 

PAHRUMP, Nev. (April 20, 2018) – Valley Electric Association Employees led the way April 14 at the annual Pahrump Valley Youth Golf Foundation Quarter auction at Mountain Falls with nearly 19 employees showing their support.

“We had representation from Administration, Fleet, Key Accounts, Customer Service, Community Relations, Broadband, Operations, Lineman, Facilities, Dispatch, and Finance,” said Cassandra Selbach, Executive-VP and Chief Evangelist. “We also had several ambassadors who attended to show their support.” 

The VEA employees helped the foundation raise close to $11,000.

Each participant received a ping pong ball and a paddle with a number on it. The balls were placed into a hopper and everyone had an opportunity to win one of 160 prizes if your number was called.

Sarah Hopkins, executive board member for the foundation and the organizer of the event, said this year’s event went really well, thanks to all the volunteers that helped.

“A long time ago, we figured we would need the $10,000 to keep the scholarship going,” she said.  Everyone had a great time.”

The foundation supports the high school golf teams, middle school golf teams, the junior golf program and a golf scholarship fund. The organization gives out a $5,000 college scholarship and a $1,000 scholarship each year to a graduating senior golfer. The success of the event revolved around the number of prizes donated to the auction by local businesses and the number of participants that show up.

Bob Hopkins, the Pahrump Valley High School Golf Coach, said he has been involved in the foundation since 1998. He said since the foundation started, it has raised close to $250,000 for youth golf.

“We raised a lot of money on Saturday,” he said. “It was a great time for all. One of the purposes of this foundation is to give a high school golfer a scholarship at the end of the school year.”

Ryan Muccio, the VEA Community Relations Representative wasn’t surprised by the big turnout of VEA employees at the auction.

“Time and time again, our employees have shown their commitment to community by supporting causes that they are passionate about,” Ryan said.  “What a great way to spend a Saturday supporting our local youth.”

 

About Valley Electric Association, Inc.

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) is a member-owned nonprofit electric utility headquartered in Pahrump, Nev. While VEA started as a small rural electric utility in 1965, the company now provides electric service to more than 45,000 people within a vast 6,800-square-mile service area located primarily along the California-Nevada border, with the majority in Nevada. Valley Communications Association (VCA), a wholly owned subsidiary of VEA, began proving high-speed communications to our member-owners in the spring of 2016. VEA’s service area starts in Sandy Valley, southwest of Las Vegas, and extends north for more than 250 miles to Fish Lake Valley. For more information about VEA, please visit www.vea.coop.



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