Governor Raises $28K for IHOP, Air Race Victims

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The first-ever Nevada Day Governor's Banquet has raised $28,000 for victims of the Reno air race crash and the Carson City IHOP shooting.

Organizers tell The Reno Gazette-Journal more than 500 people attended the event at Grand Sierra Resort and nearly $14,000 was raised through ticket sales, silent auction proceeds and donations.

The Grand Sierra Resort's owner matched the contributions to bring the total near $28,000.

The crash and shooting claimed 16 lives in northern Nevada in September.

Eleven people were shot Sept. 6 when a mentally ill man walked into the IHOP restaurant and opened fire. Four people were killed before Eduardo Sencion committed suicide.

Eleven people died and scores were injured when a plane crashed Sept. 16 near an area crowded with spectators at the air races.


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