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Pop-up Club experience highlights the importance of quality afterschool programming as community prepares to go back-to-school this fall    

Reno ArchThe Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows plans to set-up its 21st area location underneath the iconic Reno Arch, July 31 at 3 p.m. in partnership with Hot August Nights, the premier nostalgic classic car show in the world annually drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to northern Nevada. The pop-up Club and rally is part of a national launch of the Great Futures Campaign, an initiative to mobilize the country in support of kids and empower our nation’s youth to achieve success. The pop-up Boys & Girls Club under the Reno Arch will include a sample of the Club’s programming areas including education, arts, games and recreation. The focus of the event is to create awareness and highlight the amazing moments that happen inside Boys & Girls Clubs each school day after 3 p.m. (during the critical after-school hours).

“Through the Great Futures campaign we want to reach more kids in need during the out-of-school time and grow participation in our life-changing, outcome-driven programs for even greater impact on kids in Reno, Sparks and Fernley,” said Mike Wurm, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “We appreciate the partnership with the Hot August Nights Foundation that allows us the opportunity to highlight the Club and its programs during this spectacular world-class event in our own home town.”

The Boys & Girls Club Great Futures Campaign looks to elevate the critical role out-of-school time plays in a child’s chance for a great future. Every day, 15 million kids leave school with no place to go¹, putting them at risk of being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe. What happens during the hours between school and home can have a dramatic impact on a child’s future. By providing access to positive and productive programs as well as caring adult mentors during the out-of-school time, the Boys & Girls Club can help reverse the most negative trends facing our youth.

“We are a proud partner of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows as our Foundation shares a similar mission to provide children in need or at risk with a more meaningful and productive life through the availability of continuing and higher education,” said Tony Marini, executive director of Hot August Nights. “The Club provides critical programming and services to the community, and we are excited for them to have this opportunity to showcase this during our event.”

As a leading advocate for youth, Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide want to ensure every child has access to a safe place after school and during the summer where they can build the knowledge, skills and behaviors to put them on the right path. Through the Great Futures Campaign, the Boys & Girls Club wants to transform the future of our kids, community and country.

For more information about the Great Futures Campaign or the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows please call (775) 331-KIDS (5437) or visit

For more information about Hot August Nights please visit or call (775) 356-1956.


bgctm_penningtonBuilding_051714_0057The 55,000-square foot facility to serve 3,000 youth annually  

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows officially opens its new William N. Pennington Facility, May 20 at 11 a.m. The grand opening ceremony includes State of Nevada and City of Reno officials, foundation partners and members of the Club’s board of directors to cut the ribbon and open the doors to the new 55,000-square foot facility located on Foster Drive in Reno. The facility will serve between 3,000 to 4,000 youth annually, an increase of more than 25 percent of the Club’s current membership.

“We are ecstatic to celebrate the opening of this community facility that will provide opportunities and impact the lives of thousands of youth each year,” said Mike Wurm, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “This piece of property on Foster Drive has been serving youth and families for more than 60 years; and we are very happy to bring those services back to the community. This facility has become a reality due to the generosity and partnership of our local foundations, corporations, community members and the City of Reno.”

The new William N. Pennington Facility includes separate areas for teens, tweens and youth with education rooms, computer labs, recreation rooms and art rooms. It houses a commercial-grade kitchen, a cafeteria/multi-purpose room and a four-court gymnasium, as well as a large outdoor play area. The second floor of the building is the home for the new Link Piazzo Non-Profit Center. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada and The Solace Tree are relocating their local headquarters to the new center as of June 1, creating a greater synergy and partnership for resources and referrals between the three organizations.

The Boys & Girls Club summer camp program at the new Pennington Facility starts June 16 and registration is currently open for traditional day camp and specialty camps such as Robotics Camp, Board-N-Blade Camp, Cheerleading Camp, Swim Camp and many more. Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, the site will service various Washoe County schools providing transportation for the Club’s before and after school programs. The Pennington Facility also offers full-day programming for WCSD’s fall, winter and spring breaks and a variety of youth sports activities including Winter Basketball League for Kindergarten through 6th grades.

In addition to the Grand Opening Ceremony, a Community Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21 from 5 – 9 p.m. During the open house attendees can tour the new building and meet the Club’s programming staff. Summer camp program registration and membership orientations are also available.

For more information about the new William N. Pennington Facility or the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows please call (775) 331-KIDS (5437).


Registration begins May 1 for traditional day camp and specialty camps

Summer Camp 2014 The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows begins registration May 1 for exciting summer camp programs including traditional day camp, field trips, specialty camps and more at sites in Reno, Sparks and Fernley. Registration and Club membership orientations are available May through June for the summer program which runs June 16 – August 8, 2014 (Reno and Sparks sites). Early registration is recommended as space is limited for specialty camp programs. Summer camp enrollees get all-day activities, breakfast and lunch included, and supervision by adults who make it a priority to keep the activities fun during the summer break.

Summer camp registration and Club membership orientations are available at these youth camp (ages 6-12) sites: Donald W. Reynolds Facility, Neil Road Youth Site, Joe Mitchell Community Center in Lemmon Valley, Billinghurst Middle School, Fernley Intermediate School and the new William N. Pennington Facility (beginning May 21). Youth site summer hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fernley hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.).

Teen Center (ages 13-18) summer sites include: Donald W. Reynolds Facility, the new William N. Pennington Facility, Sun Valley Teen Center, Larry D. Johnson Teen Center and Fernley Teen Center at Fernley Intermediate School (hours vary at Teen Center sites).

All summer Club members take part in organized activities ranging from sports, art-and-crafts, dance and computers. Frequent field trips allow kids to visit places such as the Nevada Discovery Museum, Wild Island Family Adventure Park, Roller Kingdom and more. Throughout the summer, the Club also features specialty summer camp programs focusing on diverse activities such as robotics, music, dance, equestrian, science, sports adventure and many more. Fees for traditional summer camp as low as $40 per week with financial assistance available.

Additionally, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows hosts its annual Kickoff to Summer & BBQ events, Saturday, May 3 from 2-5 p.m. at the In-Town Park in Fernley and Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility in Reno. Both events feature FREE annual Club memberships for attendees, FREE barbecue lunch, bounce houses, face painting and more. Parents and/or guardians can attend membership orientations and register for summer camp programs.

For more information about the summer camp program, Club membership or the Kickoff to Summer & BBQ events call (775) 331-KIDS (5437) or visit 2014 Summer Camp Program.

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.