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BGCTM Celebrates Annual Awards Banquet, Nov. 5 with “Pirates of the Truckee Meadows” Themed Evening

Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation Honors Bob Cashell and Female and Male Youth of the Year

Awards Banquet 1200x1200RENO, Nev. (Oct. 13, 2015) – The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows recognizes the best of the best, in Club members and community support at this year’s “Pirates of the Truckee Meadows” themed Annual Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation, Thursday, Nov. 5  at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Cocktail service begins at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and awards program at 6 p.m.

The Annual Awards Banquet honors Bob Cashell, former Reno mayor and Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, with the 2015 Distinguished Service award and Youth of the Year, Gissel Gonzales Aguilar and Carlos Inda-Lopez. The night also honors children who make a difference in the lives of friends and peers by living the Club’s mission each day, leading by example and helping others. Nine members from the Club’s youth and teen centers are set to receive a Member of the Year award, saluting his or her outstanding service and participation among the Club’s 13,000 members. In addition, select Club members will receive college scholarship awards from various donors through the Club’s scholarship program.

“Each year at the Awards Banquet we honor those individuals who have made a significant impact in the lives of children in our community,” said Mike Wurm, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “The two best examples of the Club’s impact are the Youth of the Year, who will share their stories of perseverance and the role the Boys & Girls Club has played in their success.”

The Annual Awards Banquet presented by Hot August Nights Foundation includes hosted cocktails from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by dinner and awards program featuring performances from Club members. The Captain Level sponsor is available for $1,500 and includes a 10-person table and full-page program ad, while the $1,400 Quartermaster Level sponsor receives a 10-person table and half-page program ad. The First Mate Level sponsor receives a 10-person table for $1,200 and individual tickets are $150 per person (Shipmate). Purchase tickets online or contact Kathleen Vanderziel at (775) 360-2450 or

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


Gissel Gonzales Aguilar, 2015 Female Youth of the Year

As a child, Gissel was often the first one to arrive at the Club and the last one to leave. The Club provided her a safe

haven from challenges at home, introduced her to friends and mentors, and helped build her confidence. A senior at Coral Academy of Science, Gissel now flourishes as a leader and mentor to those around her.

Carlos Inda-Lopez, 2015 Male Youth of the Year

Born into uncertain circumstances, Carlos struggled to find his voice as a child. It wasn’t until he began attending the Boys & Girls Club that he found the support and self-assurance to express himself and pursue his passions. A talented artist, today Carlos is a senior at Hug High School and a shining star among his peers.

Bob Cashell, 2015 Distinguished Service Award Winner

Bob Cashell is one of Nevada’s best known business and public figures. He served as mayor of Reno from 2002 to 2014. He also served as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada from 1983 to 1987 and on the University of Nevada System Board of Regents from 1979 to 1982.

Bob is a prominent businessman, owning Cashell Enterprises, a hotel casino management company. He began his gaming career in 1967 when he and four friends bought Bill & Effie’s Truck Stop located just west of Reno. He personally managed the growth of the company, now known as “Boomtown,” selling his interest in 1988.

Bob has been a significant donor for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and was influential in the Club acquiring the property from the City of Reno for the new William N. Pennington Facility on Foster Drive in Reno.

BGCTM Receives $7,500 Contribution from Amerigroup Nevada and its Foundation at Day for Kids Event

Amerigroup Check PresentationAmerigroup Nevada and its foundation contributed a total of $7,500 to Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows to improve the health and well-being of youth in Reno, Sparks and Fernley. As Nevada’s kids and teens head back to school, through this contribution, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows provides them with critical programming during after-school time that provides a positive environment and supports a healthy, active lifestyle.

“Kids and teens today face a variety of challenges when it comes to eating healthy and staying physically fit. That’s why we support the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, to help ensure that our youth build life-long healthy habits with a firm foundation of support,” said Eric Lloyd, president of Amerigroup Nevada.

The total $7,500 contribution is from a $2,500 Day for Kids event sponsorship from Amerigroup Nevada and $5,000 Focus Grant from the Amerigroup Foundation. The Day for Kids event that took place this past Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at Foster Field at Reno High School and Amerigroup Nevada’s sponsorship provided health education information and a fun filled day of physical activities for youth and families in Reno. The $5,000 Focus Grant provides programming focused on teaching the importance of healthy eating habits and being physically active. It also provides youth the ability to learn about ways to increase their fruit and veggie consumption and living a healthy lifestyle.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support and partnership of Amerigroup Nevada, because without their support we would not be able to impact so many kids and teens each year,” said Mike Wurm, executive director of Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “These activities and programs provide much needed health information to youth who need it most, and create a positive foundation for them to grow and thrive.”

About Amerigroup Nevada

Amerigroup Nevada helps improve health care access and quality for approximately 180,000 low-income Nevadans by developing innovative care management programs and services. Members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup Nevada provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their health care. Through health education programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

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-597x363_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.