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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.

Boys & Girls Club and Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill invite community to FREE Thanksgiving Eve Dinner

10th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving continues Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4-7 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill are excited to embark on the 10th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Club’s Donald W. Reynolds Facility on East Ninth Street in Reno. All members of the community are invited to enjoy the feast and festivities this Thanksgiving Eve including free flu shots to those who qualify, administered by CMDA (Christian Medical and Dental Association) of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

“Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends, old and new alike and through the Community Dinner we are able to help bring people together with a great meal, who otherwise might not have that opportunity,”” said Jody Clark, Chief of Operations at Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill. “This marks our 10th year of providing this free meal and this tradition is very important to everyone at Bully’s and we are proud to serve our community.”

Together, the Boys & Girls Club and Bully’s anticipate serving nearly 1,500 members of the community Nov. 27, bringing the total number of people served in the event’s history to almost 10,000. During that annual event, the community is invited to feast over hot turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and all the other fixings while enjoying the merriment of family and friends in a location famous for the helping hands that reach more than 11,000 children in the Club’s 20 northern Nevada locations each year.

For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows or any of its holiday-related programs including Holiday Help, Adopt-a-Family program or other donation opportunities, call 775-331-KIDS (5437).

For more information on any of the Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill locations throughout northern Nevada, log on to www.BullysSportsBar.com.

Volunteers needed for “Read to Me” Program

The Boys & Girls Club Early Learning Program announced a new program called Read to Me. The program focuses on enhancing the reading skills of the youngest members of the Club to improve their ability to achieve in school.

Volunteers will read weekly to four groups of children, ranging in age from 2 to 5. The volunteers will read to children for one hour intervals during the week. It is expected that more than 80 children will be read to each week. Initially, the Assistance League of Reno-Sparks will work in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and the Washoe County School District to run the program.

The Read to Me Program will be staffed by the Assistance League members/volunteers and will be led by Karen McGee. Ms. McGee formerly taught primary grades (Kindergarten – 3rd grade) for 15 years and she was the Washoe County School District K-6 Language Arts (Reading) Coordinator for 15 years. We are looking for Volunteers to commit to at least one hour a month. Volunteers will be trained and will receive all materials to participate in the program.

“The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school,” said McGee.

For more information or to sign up for our next training please contact Brittina or call (775) 322-9030.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB AND BULLY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL INVITE COMMUNITY TO FREE THANKSGIVING EVE DINNER

Ninth Annual Free Community Thanksgiving continues Wednesday, Nov. 21, 4-7 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill are excited to embark on the Ninth Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Club’s Donald W. Reynolds Facility on East Ninth Street in Reno. All members of the community are invited to enjoy the feast and festivities this Thanksgiving Eve including a free family photograph station and free flu shots, thanks to the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM).

“Bully’s is very proud to be able to participate in the free Community Dinner again this year,” said Jo Sonner, owner of Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill. “It gives us an opportunity to bring people together and give back to the community; which is a big part of the Bully’s culture and is really what the holidays are all about.”

Together, the Boys & Girls Club and Bully’s anticipate serving nearly 1,500 members of the community Nov. 21, bringing the total number of people served in the event’s history to almost 10,000. During that annual event, the community is invited to feast over hot turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and all the other fixings while enjoying the merriment of family and friends in a location famous for the helping hands that reach more than 10,000 children in the Club’s 20 northern Nevada locations each year.

The Club and Bully’s also help guests stay healthy this holiday season with free flu shots compliments of the UNSOM.  The organizations make the night even more memorable for attendees with a free photo booth, making for the perfect family snap shot, and by providing a card-making station for attendees to reach out to military members who are stationed overseas during the holiday season.

For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows or any of its holiday-related programs including membership or contribution opportunities, call 775-331-KIDS (775-331-5437) or visit www.BGCTM.org.

For more information on any of the Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill locations throughout northern Nevada, log on to www.BullysSportsBar.com.