Perennial powerhouse Jesuit High School from Sacramento is among the schools competing in the 12th annual Wild West Shootout, Thursday-Saturday at Bishop Manogue in Reno.
In addition to Jesuit, the two-time defending champion, schools participating include Bishop Manogue, Reed, Saint Mary’s (Stockton, Calif.), Douglas and North Tahoe.
This is a great family event, celebrating high school basketball players from throughout the area,” Tomas Hinojosa, Sierra Kids Foundation president, said in a news release. “But the best part is that it raises money to help children with autism, along with their families.”
Games Thursday: 3 p.m. Reed vs. Saint Mary’s; 5 p.m., Douglas vs. Jesuit; 7 p.m., Manogue vs. North Tahoe. Friday: 3 p.m., Dougla svs. North Tahoe; 5 p.m., Reed vs. Jesuit; 6:45-7:15 p.m., Slam Dunk contest; 7:30 p.m., Manogue vs. Saint Mary’s. Saturday: 11 a.m., Fifth-place game; 1 p.m., third-place game; 3 p.m., first-place game.
Funds raised through the Wild West Shootout basketball tournament will go toward helping families with an autistic child attending the UNR Early Childhood Autism program, which specializes in early intensive treatment for young children with autism. The program offers a comprehensive, individualized treatment program that emphasizes the child’s development in the areas of language, communication, socialization and personal behavior. With its connection to the University of Nevada, Reno, the program is also a training site for university students involved in the science and practice of treating these children.
The 2015 Wild West Shootout is made possible, in part, by the Reno Bighorns, Herb Santos Jr.; Holland & Hart, Tamarack Junction, Sutton Law Center and Lotus Radio, among others.