Pennington Facility

William N. Pennington Facility Grand Opening Links:

Grand Opening Ceremony – Tuesday, May 20, 2014 

Community Open House – Wednesday, May 21, 2014 

Pennington Facility Quick Links:

BoysGirlsClub_Bricks_12_WEBBrick-by-Brick Fundraising Campaign – Design and Purchase your Brick Today! 

Download a copy of the Pennington Facility Project Fundraising brochure   

Donate to the Pennington Facility Project – please download the pledge form  

View the YMCA Demolition (Time Lapse Video)

View the Pennington Groundbreaking Ceremony – Photo Gallery 

Send completed pledge form to:
Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
ATTN: Pennington Project
2680 East Ninth Street
Reno, NV 89512
Fax: 775-331-9012

Pennington Facility Update:

An exciting new chapter is opening for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows with the construction of the new William N. Pennington Facility on Foster Drive.  The project began with the generosity of the William N. Pennington Foundation, which provided a $9 million seed gift to the Boys & Girls Club to revive the 1300 Foster Drive property across the street from Reno High School.  The Reno City Council then voted unanimously to donate the property to the Boys & Girls Club, paving the way for this exciting new facility.  Since that time, many local foundations, corporations and individuals have provided their generous support to the project, and the Club is nearing its $14.7 million fundraising goal.  Construction on the new facility began in June 2013 and the project is on track to open to the community in May 2014.

The 55,000 square foot Pennington Facility will include separate areas for teens, tweens and youth with homework rooms, computer labs, rec rooms and art rooms.  It will also house a commercial-grade kitchen, a cafeteria/multi-purpose room and a four-court gymnasium, as well as a large backyard area.

Once open, the facility will serve upwards of 3,000 youth annually, an increase of more than 25 percent over the Club’s current membership.  The property is situated in the midst of a highly diverse neighborhood as 40 percent of nearby households are low-income and another 40 percent are more affluent.  This provides a unique opportunity for the Pennington Facility to  provide a place where children from every background and circumstance can find academic support, make new friends, join a sports team, participate in service projects and be molded into our community’s future leaders.

While the Club is closing in on its fundraising goal, there is still work to be done, and we are reaching out to the public for its support through the Brick by Brick campaign. For as low as $100, community members can purchase and customize a brick in the front walkway and be permanently recognized at the Pennington Facility. Learn more at

If you have questions or would like to discuss this project, please contact Mike Wurm, Chief Professional Officer at (775) 360-2443 or email.