Sunday, January 25, 2004
Truckee native Jimmie Huega was one of the world’s top ski racers when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the early 1970s. This debilitating disease ended his racing career but didn’t end his love for the sport or for physical activity, and for the past 20 years he – through the good offices of The Huega Center, which conducts educational and wellness programs - has helped people with MS live fuller, more productive lives.
To help the Center continue its good work, a couple of fund-raisers will be held at the Atlantis Casino in Reno this week.
First , there will be the third annual Silver Chef CAN DO Dinner on Wednesday evening. Noted Napa Valley chef and Le Toque proprietor Ken Frank will create a special dinner menu, and Squaw Valley denizen Pascal Huega, Jimmie’s dad, will be honored. Ticket prices are $125 per person.
Then on Thursday, the fourth annual Winter Wine and Ski Expo will take place from 6-9 p.m. Here folks can sample the latest product from 40 international wineries and breweries, while munching on offerings from some of Tahoe’s and Reno’s best restaurants. Representatives from local resorts also will be on hand, and guests can bid on more than 250 items in a silent auction. Ticket prices are $40 in advance, $50 at the door.
For further information/reservations call 888-551-7007.
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