RENO, NV - A memorial service for KTVN sports director JK Metzker is set to take place Friday at 2pm at Our Lady of the Snows, at 1138 Wright Street, Reno.
The church has seating for about 600 people, and there will be an overflow area in a building just south of the church called the Parish Center, with televisions where people will be able to watch the service. The Parish Center will provide staff to direct people there.
UNR has also made space available for viewing in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, room 124. The room will be available at 1:30pm for the 2:00pm service.
The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is also making space available for viewing. It will be in the Treasurer’s Room on the second floor of the new convention area.
KTVN-TV has set up an account through Wells Fargo Banks for donations to Metzker’s family.
The account is open for donations at all Wells Fargo locations.
It is called the Metzker Family Fund (acct # 5867974627). Wells Fargo says donors should inform the teller that the money is for a donation account – and the name of the account is the Metzker Family Fund.
Silver and Blue Outfitters is also donating a portion of its proceeds to the Metzker Family Fund.
Proceeds from sales of a Christmas CD recorded by Reno plastic surgeon and pianist Dr. Louis A. Bonaldi will also go to the fund. The CD's will be sold at the Center For Plastic Surgery beginning sometime the week of November 21st, but pre-orders are also being taken. Buy the CD at: 6630 South McCarran Blvd. #20, Reno, Nevada 89509, off Talbot and South McCarran in the Quail Medical Park. Phone number is: 775-828-7400.
Metzker was killed last Saturday night when he was hit by a car while crossing North Virginia Street after a Nevada football game.