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Volunteers needed for Boys & Girls Nite Out

PrintThe National Boys & Girls Club Week is coming! During National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 24 – 28, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows will join thousands of other Clubs across the nation to show how ‘Great Futures’ begin at Boys & Girls Clubs.

Boys & Girls Nite Out, Wednesday, March 26, 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 Anne Studebaker, Volunteer Coordinator at (775) 360-2449 or email.

For more information visit Boys & Girls Club Week.

Another successful Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction

BGCTM_cioppino_2014_00344The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows held their 34th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, February 22, 2014. The sold-out event with approximately 1,650 attendees featured hundreds of silent and live auction items. With everyone’s support the Club was able to net more than $900,000 which is nearly 15 percent of the annual operating budget.

Thank you to all of the event sponsors, donors, attendees, volunteers, board, YLC and staff. The funds raised will help thousands of local children in our community!

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Community Flu Vaccine Clinic, Jan. 14

With 25 states reporting widespread levels of influenza activity in the US including Nevada, Washoe County residents are seeking options to get an annual flu vaccine. Immunize Nevada, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Washoe County Health District are partnering to offer a community flu clinic on Tuesday, January 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 2680 East 9th Street in Reno. Flu vaccines (both mist and shots) are available on a first come, first serve basis. A $20 donation is requested to cover the cost of the vaccine, however no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. No identification is required for a vaccine, however those with insurance should bring a copy of their cards.

“The influenza cases we’re seeing in Nevada and across the country are very serious,” said Heidi Parker, Immunize Nevada Executive Director. “The single best way to protect yourself from getting the flu this year is by getting a flu vaccine. It’s not too late.”

The CDC has already received several reports of severe flu illness among young and middle-aged adults, many of whom were infected with the 2009 H1N1 virus. Since the start of the season, 2009 H1N1 viruses have been the most common. Some hospitalizations and deaths have been reported.

“All flu vaccines this season are designed to protect against H1N1,” adds Parker. “While it is not possible to predict which influenza viruses will predominate this influenza season, if H1N1 virus continues to circulate widely, illness that affects young and middle-aged adults may occur this season.”

In addition to the clinic next Tuesday, there are still several options for those still seeking a vaccine. Many health plans and healthcare providers, including the Washoe County Health District and local pharmacies still have flu vaccine available. More information, including the “Flu Vaccine Map Finder” is available at www.influencenevada.org/healthcare-providers.

(Blog courtesy of Immunize Nevada)

Boys & Girls Club Celebrates 34th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, Feb. 22

Tickets are available to the public Jan. 20    

Cioppino 34th Logo_2014The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows celebrates 34 years of Cioppino at the Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the silent auction followed by dinner and live auction at 6:30 p.m.

The Cioppino Feed remains the Club’s signature fundraiser, bringing in almost 15% of the annual budget and impacting the lives of thousands of local children. The star of the evening is the cioppino, which is still made from scratch by Bud Sorensen, Bob Capurro and a talented team of Italian cooks. The silent and live auctions feature more than 500 unique items and experiences that you can’t find anywhere else. The event is one of the most widely attended and celebrated fundraisers in the community, gathering 1,600 of northern Nevada’s top business and civic leaders to support the kids at the Boys & Girls Club.

“Cioppino is a one-of-a-kind event and experience with tremendous tradition amongst the attendees, volunteers and staff,” said Mike Wurm, Chief Professional Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “The contributions we receive for this event are vital to support the mission of the Boys & Girls Club. This year Cioppino helps us serve more than 12,000 Club members regardless of their financial situation, helping us shape future generations into responsible, civic-minded members of our community.”

Tickets for the event are $200 per person or $1,600 for a table of eight. Tickets are available to the public Jan. 20. Donation items for the silent or live auction can be accepted online. For more information or to reserve your tickets for Cioppino please contact Allyson Bolton, Special Events Director at abolton@bgctm.org or call (775) 360-2448.

For more details on the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows including volunteer, donation and program opportunities, please call (775) 331-KIDS (5437).