A special 4th of July fundraiser called Happy Hour for Middle School Sports, asked local bars to participate by donating an hour of their happy hour revenue to the middle school athletic program. According to Nichole Baldwin, coordinator of the event, the final amount collected and donated from these clubs was $892.50

“Thank you to the Ely bars that participated in the Happy Hour fundraiser that took place on the 4th of July,” Baldwin said. “Your generosity is extremely appreciated! Thank you to everyone who drank at participating bars!”

Baldwin said that only by coming together as a community will we be able to overcome the severe budget cuts handed down by the State.

Participating bars were: Champs, Hotel Nevada, Liberty, Music Box, Outpost, Club Rio, Jailhouse, Racks, Prospector Bar.