WWS History

When Garrett Sutton, Joanne Ryan and Dr. Patrick Ghezzi decided to collaborate to create Sierra Kids Foundation, they needed to come up with a fundraiser to generate revenue for scholarships.

Together, they thought of the idea of a basketball tournament for local and out-of-state high school teams and the Wild West Shootout was created. Every year, teams from all over the West Coast travel to participate in this fundraiser.

2022 will be the 18th annual Wild West Shootout and it continues to grow every year.