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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.

 

 

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!

National Boys & Girls Club Week!

During National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 22 – March 28, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows joins thousands of other Clubs across the nation to show how Print‘Great Futures’ begin at Boys & Girls Clubs.

Click here to download the Boys & Girls Club Week activity schedule

Boys & Girls Nite Out, Wednesday, March 25, 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 Nichelle Hull, Volunteer Coordinator at (775) 360-2449 or email.

Click here to download Boys & Girls Nite Out Flyer