The Martis Camp Community Foundation had a very busy and successful summer. In total, the Foundation contributed over $425,000 to local non-profits and member charities through the last 9 months. Highlights are as follows:
- The presentation of the second Denise Martinez Scholarship to a Truckee High School senior. Amanda Stewart was chosen from dozens of her peers, as the best representative of Denise’s ideals of scholarship, work ethic, community service and love of golf. She was the captain of her high school golf team her junior and senior years. Financial need is also a consideration. The scholarship is for $10,000, paid in $2,500 annual installments, as long as the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- For the first time we held a Summer Solstice dinner and concert, featuring Kix Brooks. Tables sold for $2,500, and we raised $30,000 for MCCF. We awarded six $5,000 grants to Tahoe Safe Alliance, The Humane Association, The Tahoe School of Music, Truckee Boosters, Truckee River Watershed Council, and Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.
- The Summer Solstice Golf Tournament was nearly rained out this year- but a hardy bunch they were – and 58 players teed off in full rain gear on June 24th. The winning team was the foursome of Ron and Rose Parr and Andy and Leslie Price. MCCF shared in the proceeds from the event, with $4,300 to MCCF.
- The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship was held at Martis Camp this year, and was sponsored by the MCCF and Martis Camp Club. What a spectacular event it was, played in near perfect conditions! MCCF raised the $300,000 necessary to cover the expenses of this endeavor through individual and member donations, corporate donations and advertising revenues.
- The Martis Camp Home Tour was held on Sunday, August 18th, which supports the MCCF and Excellence in Education. Five distinctive homes were featured on the tour. The event raised over $60,000 for Excellence in Education – a 50% increase over last year – and $9,600 for MCCF.
- We partnered with the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation in granting $15,000 to local nonprofits in recognition of long standing good contributors to the local community.
- We hosted a Paella dinner in support of Seirra Seniors and Project MANA, both worthy non-profits that contribute greatly to the local area.
- Finally, we contributed to 30 member requested in kind donations to nonprofits in their primary home locations. Through this program, over $50,000 was raised to benefit these entities supported by members of the Club.
Your contribution will go directly into the MCCF general fund, and 100% will be paid out to a local charity in the coming months. Alternatively, you may use the comments section below to designate a specific Truckee/North Lake Tahoe charity to benefit from your donation, or to designate funds be directed to the Denise Martinez Scholarship fund. MCCF is a 501c3 corporation, and your donation is deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Denise Martinez Scholarship Fund
Provide assistance for deserving youth who will be pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited school. The award shall be based on merit and need.
Funds will primarily be raised at the annual Martinez Member-Employee Golf Tournament. Additional funds may be raised from other activities held at Martis Camp.
One $10,000 award annually, to be paid $2,500 annually for up to 4 years. If funds allow, $500-$1,000 awards may be made to individuals on an annual basis.
Mark Johnson, Carla Yeager, Gus Jones.
Committee will meet once annually in May to determine the recipient for the upcoming school year. Applications will be screened by the Truckee Tahoe Community Scholarship Committee, who will recommend qualified students for MCCF review.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Truckee/North Tahoe Area Student Athletes Earn Martis Camp Community Foundation Scholarship Funds
TRUCKEE, Calif. (Monday, May 19, 2014) – Truckee and North Tahoe area student athletes Noah Rodarte, Sawyer Coll, Blaise Bibolet, Mia Bibolet, Mikey Lampe and Samantha Lampe have been recognized for their academic achievement, community service, and dedication to the Northstar Ski and Snowboard Teams.
In partnership with the Martis Camp Community Foundation, the Northstar Team Foundation proudly announced the six recipients of the 2014 Martis Camp Scholarship, valued at $5,000, at the honors ceremony held Saturday, May 17 at the Family Barn in Martis Camp. The Martis Camp Scholarship was created in 2013 to support local student athletes who dedicate service in their community.
“While we are extremely proud of all our recipients, we called special attention to our local Truckee student athletes, Noah Rodarte and Sawyer Coll, who both compete with the Northstar Freeride Teams,” said Jordan Bender, a director and board member with the Northstar Team Foundation. “Noah and Sawyer are so impressive, particularly for elementary school students. Their devotion to community service in Truckee, including participation in Truckee Day and collection for local food donation reflect their commitment to their community. Noah additionally helps with the Salvation Army, Little Free Libraries and Young Life Adventures, while Sawyer spends extra time volunteering with Sierra Senior Services and his school’s PTO,” he added.
Additional scholarship fund recipients included Blaise Bibolet, Mia Bibolet, Mikey Lampe and Samantha Lampe—all of whom attend junior high and high school in the area. In addition to academic dedication, all show remarkable commitment for their other team sports, as well as community churches and non-profit volunteerism at Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and Operation Christmas Child. “This year’s recipients possess exceptional ability and enthusiasm for balancing their academics, community involvement, and sports participation,” Bender said. “We are so proud of them.”
About Northstar Team Foundation
The Northstar Team Foundation is a separate entity from the Northstar team program. Guided by its mission to support excellence, create community and inspire athletes, the N.T.F.’s dedicated group of parent volunteers provides need and performance-based scholarships, continuing education and incentives for coaches while encouraging an active parent community. The N.T.F. believes that necessary ski and ride skills are also important life skills, regardless of the level to which a young athlete aspires. The N.T.F. functions to promote healthy youth through snow sports and to support families who strive to provide meaningful opportunities through academics, winter sports, and community engagement.
Contact: Jordan Bender, Northstar Team Foundation, 310.293.3495