In spring 2014, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows will open the new William N. Pennington Facility located on Foster Drive in Reno. The 55,000-square foot facility expects to serve more than 3,000 youth annually from the immediate southwest Reno neighborhood and nearby schools.
Through the Club’s Brick-by-Brick fundraising campaign, everyone can be part of the new Pennington Facility. For as little as $100, individuals and companies can buy a brick for the new facility that includes a custom engraved message. Honor a family member or recognize a company name, each brick is unique to its owner. These bricks line the entrance to the new facility and serve as a lasting reminder to everyone of who supports the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.
Proceeds from the Brick-by-Brick Campaign directly support the new facility. Brick options include: Gold Level at $500 per brick (bricks make up the signature Boys & Girls Club “hands” logo); Silver Level at $250 per brick (bricks make up the area around the “hands” logo); and Bronze Level at $100 per brick (bricks make up the remainder of the walkway).
A limited number of bricks are available. To select, design and purchase a custom brick visit www.BGCTM.org/BRICKS or call (775) 331-KIDS (5437).
For more information about the new William N. Pennington Boys & Girls Club Facility including naming and sponsorship opportunities please call the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows at (775) 331-KIDS (5437) or visit PENNINGTON PROJECT.
With 25 states reporting widespread levels of influenza activity in the US including Nevada, Washoe County residents are seeking options to get an annual flu vaccine. Immunize Nevada, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Washoe County Health District are partnering to offer a community flu clinic on Tuesday, January 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 2680 East 9th Street in Reno. Flu vaccines (both mist and shots) are available on a first come, first serve basis. A $20 donation is requested to cover the cost of the vaccine, however no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. No identification is required for a vaccine, however those with insurance should bring a copy of their cards.
“The influenza cases we’re seeing in Nevada and across the country are very serious,” said Heidi Parker, Immunize Nevada Executive Director. “The single best way to protect yourself from getting the flu this year is by getting a flu vaccine. It’s not too late.”
The CDC has already received several reports of severe flu illness among young and middle-aged adults, many of whom were infected with the 2009 H1N1 virus. Since the start of the season, 2009 H1N1 viruses have been the most common. Some hospitalizations and deaths have been reported.
“All flu vaccines this season are designed to protect against H1N1,” adds Parker. “While it is not possible to predict which influenza viruses will predominate this influenza season, if H1N1 virus continues to circulate widely, illness that affects young and middle-aged adults may occur this season.”
In addition to the clinic next Tuesday, there are still several options for those still seeking a vaccine. Many health plans and healthcare providers, including the Washoe County Health District and local pharmacies still have flu vaccine available. More information, including the “Flu Vaccine Map Finder” is available at www.influencenevada.org/healthcare-providers.
(Blog courtesy of Immunize Nevada)
Tickets are available to the public Jan. 20
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows celebrates 34 years of Cioppino at the Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the silent 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% of the annual 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.
“Cioppino is a one-of-a-kind event and experience with tremendous tradition amongst the attendees, volunteers and staff,” said Mike Wurm, Chief Professional Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “The contributions we receive for this event are vital to support the mission of the Boys & Girls Club. This year Cioppino helps us serve more than 12,000 Club members regardless of their financial situation, helping us shape future generations into responsible, civic-minded members of our community.”
Tickets for the event are $200 per person or $1,600 for a table of eight. Tickets are available to the public Jan. 20. Donation items for the silent or live auction can be accepted online. For more information or to reserve your tickets for Cioppino please contact Allyson Bolton, Special Events Director at email@example.com 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).
Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 22, 2014 for the 34th Annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed & Auction. 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. 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. But the real fun comes with the live auction, where you can buy items and experiences you can’t find anywhere else. Join us to celebrate 34 years of cioppino with family, friends, colleagues and community leaders. Click here for more information or to donate an auction item or contact Allyson Bolton, Special Events Director at (775) 331-3605 ext. 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.