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35th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction – PHOTOS

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows held their 35th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, February 28, 2015. The sold-out event with approximately 1,650 attendees featured hundreds of silent, mobile and live auction items. The event raises nearly 15 percent of the Club’s annual operating budget.

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New Year brings new opportunity . . .

Message from Executive Director, Mike Wurm 

ND5A2876After all the excitement in 2014, we cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. Following a highly successful summer, the new Pennington Facility is operating at a high rate. Staff has not missed a beat as the afterschool program has been experiencing similar record-breaking success. The success continued into the winter as 71 youth basketball teams came together on Saturday, January 17, 2015 and officially christened the gym on Foster Drive by kicking off our annual Winter Basketball League. It was a milestone of sorts since for 50 years; youth basketball had been synonymous with this property. After a nearly 10 year hiatus, we are honored to be part of the effort to bring this component back to life!

While the success at Foster Drive has been astounding, it brings light to the fact that there is still so much unmet need in our community. Going into this project, we had hoped to build a facility that would allow us to work with around 300 kids a day. It surprised even us when we met those numbers after one week and by the end of summer were serving, on some days, nearly 600 youth.

What is so ironic is being surprised by the numbers really shouldn’t be surprising at all. If I have not learned anything after 20 years with the organization, I have learned each New Year brings another opportunity for new successes and new growth. Since the beginning of the Boys & Girls Club in 1976, we have seen many accomplishments. Every time we open a new site or reach into a new part of our community, we meet one need only to discover another need exists. The best analogy I could make is one of a mountain climber who works so hard to get to the top of the mountain. When they finally reach the summit, they look out over a valley full of more, larger peaks. Similarly, we have reached a summit of sorts with the opening of the Pennington Facility and while we are excited, we are anxious to move on to the next mountain!!

Our mission remains to “serve the kids who need us most,” and there are still kids in our region who need the programs and activities the Club has to offer. While we are working on new opportunities as we speak, I want to assure you with each of these opportunities, sustainability is always top of mind. We have to make sure any new project we decide to pursue can be maintained for the long haul.

Together, we can provide access to life-changing programs after school and during the summer that enable kids to be successful in school and in adulthood, to be healthy and active, and to develop the strong character skills needed to become Nevada’s future leaders. Together, we can transform individual lives as well as the future of our community.

Please take a few minutes to read the stories inside the Club Chronicle. As usual, there are lots of tremendous activities and events happening at our Club sites. We look forward to seeing you all at the 35th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction. Thank you for your continued support of the Club and kids throughout northern Nevada!

Club Celebrates 35th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, Feb. 28

Tickets are available to the public Jan. 19 Cioppino-35TH-Logo_Web

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows celebrates 35 years of Cioppino at the Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the silent and mobile bidding 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 percent of the annual operating 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.

“It’s very exciting to celebrate 35 years of this tradition-rich event with all the attendees, volunteers and staff,” said Mike Wurm, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “Cioppino is a one-of-a-kind event and experience, that currently helps us serve more than 13,000 Club members at 20 sites in Reno, Sparks and Fernley.

Tickets for the event are $200 per person or $1,600 for a table of eight. Tickets are available to the public Monday, January 19. Pre-event auction registration and auction item donation submissions are currently available 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).

Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed & Auction, Feb. 28

Join us as we celebrate 35 years of supporting kids in our community with the ultimate crab feed. The 35th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed & Auction is Saturday, February 28, 2015. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the silent Cioppino-35TH-Logo_Webauction followed by dinner and live auction at 6:30 p.m. The Cioppino Feed remains the Club’s signature fundraiser, raising almost 15 percent of the Club’s annual budget and impacting the lives of thousands of local children.

For more information or to donate an auction item click here or contact Allyson Bolton, Special Events Director at (775) 360-2448 or email.