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Bring the family out for Day for Kids

Day for Kids Join us for Day for Kids, presented by Cashman Equipment. The Reno/Sparks event is Sat., Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Foster Field at Reno High School (located across from our Pennington Facility on Foster Drive in Reno). The Fernley Day for Kids event is Sat., Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Fernley Intermediate School (320 US Highway 95A South, Fernley). Both events feature free barbecue lunch, free T-shirts, free Boys & Girls Club memberships, games, arts & crafts, face painting and informational vendor booths for both parents and kids.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities or a vendor booth? Please contact Allyson Bolton, (775) 360-2448 or email. For more event information click here or call (775) 331-KIDS (5437).

Vintage Eldorado event supports Club

Vintage_Logo_2015The Eldorado Resort Casino and Southern Wine & Spirits is presenting Vintage Eldorado, an Italian wine and food pairing event, set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 in the Eldorado Convention Center. Guests must be 21 or older.

Attendees will be treated to Italian food stations, domestic and imported Italian wines, Italian beer and spirits and a silent auction benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. The tasting stations include items like Eldorado’s famous mushroom ravioli with porcini cream sauce infused with truffles; Italian cheeses including Grana Padano, Mozzarella di Bufala and Robiola di Roccaverano; antipasto including marinated grilled vegetables, roasted red peppers with goat cheese, olives, fettunta (garlicky crusty bread) and eggplant bruschetta. Guests will also find Piedmontese New York strip “Tagliata” garnished with pecorino creamed spinach and saba caramelized cipollini onions; heritage Berkshire porchetta with sea salt and olive oil focaccia; and wild jumbo prawns simmered in a Sicilian sauce flavored with tomatoes, pine nuts, currants, capers, fennel pollen and marsala wine. Dessert stations will be filled with Italian sweet treats such as affogato (espresso poured over hazelnut gelato); classic tiramisu; chocolate-almond cake from Abruzzo glazed with bittersweet chocolate; cannoli; and meyer lemon bars. Vintage Eldorado benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and kicks off the 34th annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival. Set for Oct. 10-11, the festival includes a grape stomp, sauce cookers’ competition, free live entertainment on two outdoor stages, an Italian farmers market, children’s gelato-eating contest, wine walk, Italian food street-side and an Italian buffet inside the Eldorado. Special this year, Paul Anka is performing at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall.

Vintage Eldorado tickets cost $65 per person in advance and $75 per person at the door. For tickets, click here.

Summer ends and school begins . . .

Message from Executive Director, Mike Wurm – 

BGC_NickRossi_122_Hi-res_EditedSummertime is gone! Hard to believe, I know. It has been an incredible season full of fun and excitement for all. At our seven Summer Camp sites, Clubs carried record breaking numbers of kids. Staff worked hard to put together a ‘Fun with a Purpose,’ action-packed summer. At the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, we keep kids learning throughout the year, so when summer is over, they are ready to go back to school without losing any learning momentum. Please take a moment to read in this newsletter how our Summer BRAIN GAIN strategy combatted summer learning loss through intentional programming.

This past June marked the one year anniversary of the opening of the William N. Pennington Facility on Foster Drive. The staff at our newest facility did a tremendous job of building a program the kids love attending. All summer, over 500 children and teens participated in a variety of programs and activities designed to keep them engaged and interested. We are thankful for the Pennington Foundation, as well as the many other local foundations, corporations and individuals for supporting this project. After only one year there is no doubt this was a necessary and needed addition to the community.

Also, our mission to ‘reach the kids that need us most’ continues in our newest project. Over a year ago, we took over the operations of the Project Solution property on Bresson Avenue in Reno. Currently, we are exploring options to convert this property into a Boys & Girls Club. While much work has to be done, this facility has the potential to have the same impact on its community as the facility on Foster Drive. Please look for future information on how you may be able to help with this much needed project.

With the start of the new school year upon us, we are excited to change gears back to before and after school programming. We take our role of educational support for the Washoe County School District very seriously and are looking forward to helping kids complete their homework, organize their back packs and be prepared to go back to school every day.

The Fall season also means more fundraising for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. In this newsletter, you can read about how to get involved in the annual Microsoft Golf Tournament being held at Red Hawk Golf and Resort on Friday, August 21, the 2nd Annual Vintage Eldorado Italian spirts tasting event on Thursday, October 8, the Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 5 and our Barrels & Bites wine and spirits tasting event held at the Peppermill on Friday, November 13. We also will be kicking off our annual giving campaign It Just Takes One (IJTO) in September, so please do what you can to participate in these activities and campaigns. Without your support, we could not impact the lives of our children every day.

Again, please take a few minutes to look through the Summer edition of the Club Chronicle. I think you will be happy to see how your support is changing lives in the Truckee Meadows!

BGCTM and Local Olympic-Related Organizations Celebrate Olympic Day with Games for Area Clubs

Event one of 700+ nationwide events celebrating the birth of the modern Olympic Games with guest appearances by Olympians and Paralympian   

Olympic DayThe spirit of the Olympic Movement rolls into Reno, as the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition host a full-day of Olympic style games for more than 800 Boys & Girls Club members in celebration of Olympic Day. The Olympic Day event is Friday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Foster Field at Reno High School with the closing ceremony across the street at the Club’s William N. Pennington Facility (1300 Foster Drive, Reno).

Event participants from the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley, Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and City of Sparks Summer program will compete in more than 15 different games and activities such as: high jump, long jump, pole vault, curling, turbo javelin, biathlon, track, golf, judo, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, volleyball and soccer. The participants will partake in an ‘Athletes Parade’ to kick-off the event and receive medals during a closing ceremony to end the day.

“We are excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids in northern Nevada,” said Mike Wurm, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “We are proud to partner with many great local organizations to support the Olympic Movement and encourage children to lead healthy, active lives.”

The Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition (RTWGC), dedicated to promoting the Olympic Movement throughout the region, has hosted an Olympic Day Sports Festival for each of the past five years and sees the partnership for this year’s event as the next step in the evolution to reach more of the area’s youth.

“We believe the best singular way to reach as many kids as possible is through this partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs throughout northern Nevada,” said Jon Killoran, Chief Executive Officer, RTWGC. “It is an excellent way to pass on this area’s rich Olympic heritage to the next generation.”

The newly formed Nevada Chapter of the United States Olympian and Paralympian Association has made their Olympic Day participation a top priority and will have several members on hand to share their experiences with the kids.

“This is a great opportunity to promote the Olympic Values of Friendship, Respect and Excellence in a really fun way,” said Dean Willeford, Nevada Chapter President. “These kids are going to have a great time!”

Willeford, a 1968 member of the U.S. Olympic Men’s water polo team is just one of the elite athletes who will meet and greet the kids this Friday. Phoebe Mills, a member of the 1988 Bronze Medalist Women’s Balance Beam Team and four-time Olympic skier Daron Rahlves (1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010) will join 2010 Paralympic skier Ricci Kilgore to provide tips and share stories.

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows event is one of more than 700 events taking place nationwide this summer. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.

Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.

For more information about Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Olympic Day celebration, please contact Kelli Beaulieu, Athletic Director at (775) 360-2414 or kellib@bgctm.org. For more information about the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition please contact Jon Killoran, CEO at (775) 622-3345 or jon.killoran@renotahoewintergames.org. For more information about the Nevada Chapter of the U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Association please contact Dean Willeford at (775) 827-1775.