The 9th annual John Kane Memorial Penny Pitch at Kane’s Restaurant Saturday drew lots of teams having a good time pitching pennies against the sidewalk for a good cause. The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation was the beneficiary of funds raised for their Face of Dementia campaign. Kimberly Parker is the Foundation Executive Director.
Parker says the goal for the campaign is to raise $200-thousand dollars that will go a long way to help people in the community with dementia and their care givers.
Parker says the money raised at the Penny Pitch will help the foundation provide crisis navigation and resources, and respite services for caregivers through their Yes I can caregivers series that the foundation hopes to be able to offer more often.
Anyone who wants more information on the “Remember Me – the Face of Dementia” Campaign and services can call the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation at 477-9700.
At the end of the event the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation was presented a check for $4,855 from Nevada County Broadcasters to go towards their Remember Me-The Face of Dementia Campaign.
The Star 94.1 All Stars were the winning team of the Penny Pitch. The team included Allison Kirk, Will Atherton, Taylor Day, Louis Bochard, and Greg Janetta.