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Club receives Gold award at Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Marketing & Communications (MAC) Awards BGCTM_Conza Cup

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows recently earned national accolades by receiving the ‘Gold Award’ for Comprehensive Marketing Strategy at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Marketing & Communications (MAC) Awards. The Club’s Marketing Director, David Taylor and Executive Director, Mike Wurm accepted the award last week at the organization’s 109th annual national conference in Chicago.

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows was selected among hundreds of the largest Clubs across the country for implementing the best year-round marketing plan/campaign comprised of advertising, special events, digital marketing, public relations, social media and publications. The Gold Comprehensive Marketing Strategy Award is the highest honor given at the annual MAC Awards, and as the winner the Club received a $5,000 grant, the Anthony P. Conza Cup and special recognition during BGCA’s National Conference Grand Finale Ceremony.

“We are extremely grateful and thrilled to receive this award and recognition from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” said Mike Wurm, Executive Director. “This is a testament to hard work by our very talented team including our Club staff, the Club’s marketing agency, Bauserman Group and the board of directors.”

Eric Cruz named National Money Matters: Make it Count Ambassador

Eric CruzBoys & Girls Club member, and 2014 Male Youth of the Year, Eric Cruz has been named the National Money Matters: Make It Count Ambassador for 2015-2016 by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Charles Schwab Foundation.

This honor allows Eric to travel and be the national spokesperson for this Club program, and he will also receive a $5,000 college scholarship. Eric’s first ambassador duty included a trip to Washington DC to attend the Annual Jump$tart Dinner and meet with Congressional delegation.

In addition, the Money Matters Ambassador will serve on the Boys & Girls Clubs of America teen advisory board and work with the Money Matters management team closely to promote financial literacy to Club members.

Honor Mom at Moms on the Run Brunch

Moms on the Run BrunchThe 15th Annual Moms on the Run event is Sunday, May 10 at Reno High School. This Reno Mother’s Day tradition offers a 10K Run, 5K Run, 3K/5K Walk ‘N Talk, Bon Bon Stroll and ¼ Mile Run, Kidlet’s Race.

Additionally, this year the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is offering a post-race, Moms on the Run Brunch at the William N. Pennington Facility (across from Reno High School). The upscale buffet brunch includes treats like French toast, frittatas and paninis. Plus, a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar for the grownups! Tickets for the brunch are $25 per person, $15 for children 12 & under/seniors and free for children 3 & under. Click here to purchase tickets or for more information. Tickets also available for purchase at the door.

Help us decorate the room! Send us your favorite Mom photo – use #BGCBrunch on socials!  

“When school is out, Clubs are in” . . . .

Message from Executive Director, Mike Wurm

I love Reno! We have had spring weather all winter and now that Spring is here it is getting cold! Only in Reno!! It has been a very busy time for all of us at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. I recently spent time in Washington DC as part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America ‘Day of Advocacy’.  For a week, Clubs from all across the country come together to talk about issues pertaining to kids and how legislation being proposed may affect them. Once well-versed, we all hit the Hill to talk to our respective legislators. It was a fun and educational experience to say the least!

“When school is out, Clubs are in,” is our mantra at the Boys & Girls Club. This week our Clubs are full of kids on Spring Break! While staff is busy leading kids through activities and fun programs, we are also busy preparing for Summer Camp. May is a big month for parents and kids as they make their summer plans. Below are some important dates for you to remember…

If you’re participating in Moms on the Run this year, be sure to stop by our Moms on the Run Brunch following the run. Check out the article below for details. Also in this issue, you’ll find everything you need to know about our Summer Camp program, from hours of operation to specialty camp details to how to sign up for a free membership.

Enjoy this chilly Spring as we look forward to a warm, fun-filled summer!