RENO — The Eldorado Hotel Casino announced Thursday that it recently donated $36,000 worth of unused carpet to Reno High School, Reno Diamonds and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada.
Reno High School will be utilizing the 500 feet carpet in their music rooms for the band, orchestra and choir to cut down noise and increase safety. Due to budget constraints the Reno High School music program would not have been able to purchase carpet for their music rooms without the donation, which is valued at about $20,000. “Our rooms are currently either linoleum or bare cement, which makes the rooms much louder than they should be, leading to ear fatigue for the students and teachers,” said David Gaunt, director of choirs and guitar. “It will make a profound impact on the ears of our students, enabling them to not only play longer, but also hear themselves better, increasing their musicianship. We are very grateful for the Eldorado’s valuable donation and thank them for supporting our schools and the arts.”
Mike Duhart’s Reno Diamonds fast pitch softball provides a training environment for girls up to 19 years old. Previously the indoor facility had carpet remnants that were pieced together and would sometimes slide. With the donation from the Eldorado, it’s allowed them to cover the entire surface, providing a safer environment for the girls. The 300 feet of carpet is valued at $14,000.
“Girls’ sports don’t get the same recognition that boys’ sports often do and it does make it difficult to find these kinds of donations,” Duhart said. “So we’re especially grateful to the Eldorado.”
The remainder of the carpet went to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada. Through the organization’s relationship with Savers, the $2,000 worth of carpet will be sold and Big Brothers Big Sisters will receive credit.
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