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Boys & Girls Club and Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill invite community to free Thanksgiving eve dinner

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Bully’s 8th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving continues Wednesday, Nov. 23, 4-7 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill prepare a Thanksgiving feast for the masses, Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility on East Ninth Street in Reno. All members of the community are invited to eat, drink and be merry this Thanksgiving Eve while also taking home a free family photograph and obtaining a free flu shot, thanks to the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM).

“This event brings people in the community together, but it’s also an opportunity to give back to the community,” said Jo Sonner of Bully’s Bar & Grill. “This is truly what the holidays are all about and Bully’s is proud to be a part of it.”

Together, the Boys & Girls Club and Bully’s serve approximately 1,100 members of the community each Thanksgiving Eve. The community is able to feast over a hot turkey and all the fixings while enjoying the merriment of family and friends in a location famous for its helping hands that reach more than 10,000 children in northern Nevada each year.

Leading up to the Thanksgiving Eve event, all Bully’s locations in northern Nevada collect hats, gloves, and new socks to benefit those in need and, as in past years, the community’s contributions are presented during the Thanksgiving Eve dinner. In addition, the event serves as a kick-off to the Club’s annual Adopt-a-Family holiday program, which provides holiday gifts for those who may not get the full holiday experience due to uncertain economic circumstances. Registration to receive assistance also is available at the Nov. 23 event.

Along with free flu shots thanks to the UNSOM, the Club and Bully’s also help attendees make for a more memorable evening with a free photo booth. The photo booth makes for the perfect family snap shot and also features a letter-writing station to reach out to loved ones who are unable to share in the festivities.

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 seven Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill or its four Smokin’ locations throughout northern Nevada, log on to www.BullysSportsBar.com.

A privately owned chain of sports bars and restaurants, Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill has been voted “northern Nevada’s Best Sports Bar” each year since its opening in 1994. Offering unparalleled sports viewing, video poker for adults and video games for the kids, Bully’s is dedicated to serving fresh, delicious food and beverages in an inviting and family friendly environment. With locations throughout northern Nevada, Bully’s offers a full menu serving everything from breakfast to dinner and vegetarian selections.

Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill has a license from Bully’s Corp. of San Diego, Calif., for use of the Bully’s name. Bully’s Corp. holds the rights to the Bully’s name under federal registration #1481972. Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill is not otherwise affiliated with Bully’s Corp. Restaurants.

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is the leading non-profit youth services agency in northern Nevada. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for children, ages 0 to 18, in the Truckee Meadows through afterschool, summer and track break programming and services. The Club is committed to creating healthy children, in body and mind, with a sense of competence, usefulness, responsibility, belonging and influence, through diverse programs and community involvement. Founded in 1976, the Club now serves nearly 10,000 children at 18 sites throughout the Truckee Meadows. At all of its sites, the Boys & Girls Club strives to provide kids with positive and productive outlets for their energy with programs such as afterschool tutoring, character and leadership development, healthy lifestyles, athletics and art.  And while the Club invests nearly $500 annually into each of its members, memberships cost just $20 per year, providing equal opportunity to all children in the community.

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