The National Boys & Girls Club Week is coming! During National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 24 – 28, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows will join thousands of other Clubs across the nation to show how ‘Great Futures’ begin at Boys & Girls Clubs.
Boys & Girls Nite Out, Wednesday, March 26, is an opportunity for volunteers to come into the Club and spend some quality time with Club members. Volunteers and members are matched and join in on a fun-filled evening with carnival games, snacks, activities, and awesome circus acts from Circus Circus Reno.
This is a great opportunity for corporate and community groups looking for a fun way to give back to the community. Volunteering can be an enjoyable way to engage coworkers and employees in team building as well as bonding outside of the workplace. If you, or anyone you know would like to be a part of this fun evening, please contact Anne Studebaker, Volunteer Coordinator at (775) 360-2449 or email.
For more information visit Boys & Girls Club Week.
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows held their 34th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, February 22, 2014. The sold-out event with approximately 1,650 attendees featured hundreds of silent and live auction items. With everyone’s support the Club was able to net more than $900,000 which is nearly 15 percent of the annual operating budget.
Thank you to all of the event sponsors, donors, attendees, volunteers, board, YLC and staff. The funds raised will help thousands of local children in our community!
If you attended Cioppino please take a minute to complete our short survey.
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In spring 2014, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows will open the new William N. Pennington Facility located on Foster Drive in Reno. The 55,000-square foot facility expects to serve more than 3,000 youth annually from the immediate southwest Reno neighborhood and nearby schools.
Through the Club’s Brick-by-Brick fundraising campaign, everyone can be part of the new Pennington Facility. For as little as $100, individuals and companies can buy a brick for the new facility that includes a custom engraved message. Honor a family member or recognize a company name, each brick is unique to its owner. These bricks line the entrance to the new facility and serve as a lasting reminder to everyone of who supports the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.
Proceeds from the Brick-by-Brick Campaign directly support the new facility. Brick options include: Gold Level at $500 per brick (bricks make up the signature Boys & Girls Club “hands” logo); Silver Level at $250 per brick (bricks make up the area around the “hands” logo); and Bronze Level at $100 per brick (bricks make up the remainder of the walkway).
A limited number of bricks are available. To select, design and purchase a custom brick visit www.BGCTM.org/BRICKS or call (775) 331-KIDS (5437).
For more information about the new William N. Pennington Boys & Girls Club Facility including naming and sponsorship opportunities please call the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows at (775) 331-KIDS (5437) or visit PENNINGTON PROJECT.
With 25 states reporting widespread levels of influenza activity in the US including Nevada, Washoe County residents are seeking options to get an annual flu vaccine. Immunize Nevada, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Washoe County Health District are partnering to offer a community flu clinic on Tuesday, January 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 2680 East 9th Street in Reno. Flu vaccines (both mist and shots) are available on a first come, first serve basis. A $20 donation is requested to cover the cost of the vaccine, however no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. No identification is required for a vaccine, however those with insurance should bring a copy of their cards.
“The influenza cases we’re seeing in Nevada and across the country are very serious,” said Heidi Parker, Immunize Nevada Executive Director. “The single best way to protect yourself from getting the flu this year is by getting a flu vaccine. It’s not too late.”
The CDC has already received several reports of severe flu illness among young and middle-aged adults, many of whom were infected with the 2009 H1N1 virus. Since the start of the season, 2009 H1N1 viruses have been the most common. Some hospitalizations and deaths have been reported.
“All flu vaccines this season are designed to protect against H1N1,” adds Parker. “While it is not possible to predict which influenza viruses will predominate this influenza season, if H1N1 virus continues to circulate widely, illness that affects young and middle-aged adults may occur this season.”
In addition to the clinic next Tuesday, there are still several options for those still seeking a vaccine. Many health plans and healthcare providers, including the Washoe County Health District and local pharmacies still have flu vaccine available. More information, including the “Flu Vaccine Map Finder” is available at www.influencenevada.org/healthcare-providers.
(Blog courtesy of Immunize Nevada)