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Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation Honors local businessman, Nick Rossi and Female and Male Youth of the Year

BGC_NickRossi_096The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows recognizes the best in volunteerism and community support at this year’s “Grease” themed Annual Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation, Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Cocktail service begins at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 6 p.m.

The Annual Awards Banquet honors Nick Rossi, president, LP Insurance Services, with the 2014 Distinguished Service award and Youth of the Year, Nikita Cleveland and Eric Cruz. The night also honors children who make a difference in the lives of friends and peers by living the Club’s mission each day, leading by example and helping others. Nine members from the Club’s youth and teen centers are set to receive a Member of the Year award, saluting his or her service and guidance among the Club’s 12,000 members. In addition, select Club members will receive college scholarship awards from various funders through the Club’s scholarship program.

“Each year at the Awards Banquet we honor those that go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of children in our community,” said Mike Wurm, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “It’s also our time to highlight two amazing Club members that will share their stories of perseverance and success with the help of the Boys & Girls Club.”

The Annual Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation includes hosted cocktails from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by dinner and awards program featuring performances from Club members. The Varsity Sponsor level is available for $1,300 and includes a 10-person table and full-page program ad, while the $1,200 Junior Varsity sponsor level receives a 10-person table and half-page program ad. The Freshman Sponsor level receives a 10-person table for $1,000 and individual tickets are $100 per person. Click here to purchase tickets online or contact Allyson Bolton at (775) 360-2448 or


Nikita Cleveland, 2014 Female Youth of the Year

Nikita describes the Boys & Girls Club as the first stable environment she’d had in her life, and through many ups and downs, the Club has remained that constant source of support. Nikita is a senior at Hug High School and is proud to share her story of the Club’s essential role in her life.

Eric Cruz, 2014 Male Youth of the Year

Despite challenges at home, Eric has found the Club to be a refuge full of supportive mentors, exciting opportunities and chances for personal growth. He is highly active at the Club as a Leader in Training and will graduate this spring from Coral Academy of Science.

Nick Rossi, 2014 Distinguished Service Award Winner

Born in Reno and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Nick Rossi is a lifetime resident of northern Nevada. Nick has seen a highly successful 34-year career in the local insurance industry. Today, as President of LP Insurance Services, Nick manages a team of over 100 employees at five locations throughout Nevada and northern California.

Nick joined the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Board of Directors in 1991 where he tirelessly works on behalf of our local youth. He has sat on numerous committees, including the Executive Committee, as well as served as Board President in 2008. Nick also sits on the Board at Catholic Community Services, which he joined in 1991, and spent six years on the Bishop Manogue High School Board.

With his extensive record of service to the northern Nevada community and the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, we are pleased to honor Nick Rossi with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

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