Open the Door to Families

Wrap up National Boys & Girls Club Week with Family Night at our Pennington Facility. All members and their families are
invited to participate in a night of art and family fun. Enjoy paint & sip, jewelry making, leather stamping, coloring stations
and a fun photo booth! We will provide food and plenty of entertainment for our members and their families.
(Activities run 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Pennington)

Open the Door to Education & Careers : Extreme STEAM Fun!

Catapult into a new world of remarkable discovery. Break through the walls of possibilities with opportunities to engage with
professionals in cutting edge fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Discover how to hack your tech
career potential. This event exposes members to science using hands-on activities, which include interactions with
community professionals in specific career fields. This is one education expo you do not want to miss!
(Activities run 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. at DWR)

Boys & Girls Nite Out

Boys & Girls Nite Out is an opportunity for kids to be kids! The Club transforms into a FREE carnival for members with
games, prizes, live performances and more. Dinner will be served to all Club members and volunteers.
(Activities run 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Pennington and 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at DWR)

Open the Door to Character & Leadership

We CAN work together; you CAN help others. Join us for our first-ever CANstruction competition where sites will create a
structure out of donated food collected during the non-perishable food drive (March 20-27). The winner earns bragging
rights, a trophy made from empty cans and a trip to the Northern Nevada Food Bank to deliver the collected food.
Members will also enjoy character-building activities like marshmallow towers and positive mistakes. Each completed
activity will earn members a marker on their BINGO Cards. (Activities run 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at DWR)

Open the Door to Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy kids = healthy futures! Today highlights the importance of developing healthy habits, including eating SMART and
being physically active and having fun. Enjoy an afternoon of fun contests with our very own Wolf Pack athletes. Teen
Members can also walk through the Healthy Lifestyles resource fair to learn about keeping their bodies healthy throughout
their lives. Healthy drinks and snacks will be served! (Activities run 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. at DWR)

National Boys & Girls Club Week

For more than 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation have celebrated National Boys & Girls Club Week by recognizing the invaluable service Clubs bring to communities.  Boys & Girls Clubs provide a fun, safe and caring environment where kids and teens participate in programs that promote learning, inspire leadership and motivate them to live a healthy lifestyle. This is one of our favorite weeks of the year!

Click here to view the BGC Week schedule for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

Chipotle Club Fundraiser

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to raise money for the Club! Come to any Reno or Sparks Chipotle location on Thursday, March 23rd between 11:00am and 9:00pm.  Mention the promotion to the Cashier via flyer or eblast and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

Spring Break 2017 for Kids and Teens

The Boy & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows will be offering Spring Break all programming for all northern Nevada members during the weeks of March 20-24 and March 27-31, 2017 and April 4-7th in Fernley. We will offer fun in the sun with sports, games, and activities outside as well as art, computers, rock wall climbing and more inside. The Club serves free meals for all kids and teens.  Field trips available for an extra fee.

The Boys & Girls Club will be open for Spring Break at the following sites:

  • The Donald W. Reynolds Facility, 2680 E. 9th Street in Reno (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
    William N. Pennington Facility, 1300 Foster Drive in Reno
  • Nail Road Youth Center, 3905 Neil Road, Reno (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • The Joe Mitchell Community Center in Lemmon Valley , 325 Patrician Dr., Reno (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Bresson Avenue Youth Center, 1090 Bresson Ave, Reno (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Fernley Intermediate School (6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Click here for registration forms.  For more information call the Club’s membership office at 775-331-3605. All members must be enrolled prior to the start of Spring Break week. Annual memberships cost $20 and member orientation is required.

Hot August Nights Foundation Makes Large Donations to Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

RENO, Nev. (December 13, 2016) – December 2016 marks the final of four $25,000 installments from the Hot August Nights Foundation to Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. The total $100,000 donation was made over the past four years to fund the development of the William N. Pennington Youth Center, the Club’s newest and largest facility located on 1300 Foster Drive.
Mike Wurm, Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows said, “The Hot August Nights Foundation’s support is behind so many wonderful happenings at our Club. Their generous donation for the Pennington Youth Center was so very important to the project and it is because of partners like them, that we can continue to grow and be proud of what we are able to offer our members and the community. The HAN Foundation is an invaluable partner to our Club. Their kindness appears several times throughout the year.”
In addition to the Pennington Youth Center donation, The Hot August Nights Foundation has supported the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows’ male and female Youth of the Year for the past four years through college scholarships. This year, Kacie Nicholas and Jared Porter will each receive $5,000 for their first year of college form the HAN Foundation. Their scholarships of $2,500 each will renew for the next three years, so long as the recipients comply with the Youth of the Year scholarship credit and GPA stipulations.
Hot August Nights Foundation also helps the Boys & Girls Club members and surrounding community well into the holiday season. They orchestrated an annual coat drive with this year, volunteers collected nearly 350 new and gently-used winter coats that were distributed to members, their families, and the Truckee Meadows community during the Club’s annual Community Thanksgiving dinner. They also donate to our Ciopino feed, It Just Takes One program, and provide basketball uniforms for our members.
Finally, Hot August Nights Foundation took 30 teen and youth Club members on a Kohl’s department store shopping spree on Saturday, December 17th. Volunteers were each paired with a child to shop for items on that child’s wish lists. Every member had $100 to spend. Members are selected based on family and financial needs.