Employees of Gradex Construction Co Inc. in Reno, Nevada, take a break from the mental rigors of the Grizzly Scramble tournament. Seth Johnson, far left, was the winner of the silent auction prize for a foursome round of golf at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club. He is joined by, from left, Chad Erchul, Kevin Lee and Dexter Sims. Photo submitted

Grizzly Scramble benefits Lost Sierra Tourist Center

The sun came out between two weather systems to greet golfers for the second annual Grizzly Scramble on June 1 at the Grizzly Golf Club. The event helped raise funds for the Lost Sierra Tourist Center in Blairsden.

“I kept checking my weather apps and heard discouraging, soggy reports from golf courses all week. I was so stressed. I’m not sure anything short of golf-ball sized hail (pardon the pun) would have stopped these folks though,” laughs Donna Mills, president of Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce. “The participants were great. They opened their wallets not only for their round of golf, but also for our raffle and silent auctions.”

Mills said the community was behind the event as well. Thanks to several local business and generous sponsors, she said they were able to put together 10 “amazing raffle prizes” and auctioned two golf packages as well — one at Grizzly Golf Club and one at Plumas Pines.

“It goes without saying it would not have been possible without the tremendous support of Caleb Olsen and his staff at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club. Caleb worked with Kim Fleeman, our vice president here at the Chamber, to put together eight foursomes for the event. The whole Grizzly staff helped us Saturday with every detail to ensure our success. We are so grateful,” says Mills.

LSCC is already planning an even bigger event for next year’s Grizzly Scramble.