The Boys & Girls Club’s annual awards banquet will be held Nov. 8 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Join 600 Club supporters and friends as we honor the people who make the Club a great place for great futures, including our youths of the year and our 2012 community service award winner, Jack Stanko. The Wizard of Oz-themed event starts at 5 p.m. with hosted cocktails, followed by a 6 p.m. dinner and awards.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- $1,300 “Dorothy Sponsor” – table of 10 and full-page ad
- $1,200 “Yellow Brick Road Sponsor” table of 10 and half-page ad
- $1,000 table of 10
- $100 for individual tickets
Looking back at 2011
The 2011 Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Awards Banquet was a huge success, highlighting our talented kids, and recognizing their achievements and milestones throughout the years. The Club honored our Distinguished Service Award winner Jim DeVolld, and we put the spotlight on our Youth of the Year boy and girl, Alex Gasetoto and Tracy Herrara. Alex and Tracy recited touching speeches that told of the adversity they’ve overcome in their lives, and how the Boys & Girls Club has helped them on their journey to adulthood. Congratulations to all of our site members of the year, our dedicated friend Jim DeVolld, and Alex and Tracy. The honor is well deserved.
Moving from house to house and school to school as a child, Alex never seemed to stay in one place long enough to make friends and find a home. That is, until he was introduced to the Boys & Girls Club. The Club provided stability, and through the midst of recent tragedy, the Club has remained a refuge for Alex. Now 18 and a high school senior, Alex has emerged as a leader at his Club, setting an example of consistency, positivity and incredible resilience.
Born with a disability to immigrant parents, Tracy faced cultural, social and language barriers right from the start. She struggled in school and withdrew from the world until she became a member of the Boys & Girls Club. At the Club, she found the acceptance she craved and the confidence she needed to succeed. Today, as a 17-year-old high school senior, Tracy is excelling in school and volunteers her time at the Club every day to help children who aren’t much different than she once was.