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‘Give Back Like Jack’ honors memory of Jack Reviglio

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The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, together with, Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, Our Lady of the Snows and the University of Nevada, invite the community to participate in a new kindness initiative, “Give Back Like Jack.” Throughout the New Year, the five organizations encourage residents to help create a sense of kindness and camaraderie in the community by performing random acts of kindness in honor of longtime Reno resident and philanthropist Jack Reviglio, who passed away in 2011.

“Give Back Like Jack” kicked off on New Year’s Eve with Boys & Girls Club members creating 2,600 day packs for local residents who visit St. Vincent’s Food Pantry for assistance with meals. The initiative has continued to spread as the University of Nevada recently handed out 500 free tickets to this weekend’s men’s basketball game versus Fresno State.

“Give Back Like Jack” is a memorial to Reviglio who was so well known for his kindness and philanthropy throughout northern Nevada. Reviglio worked often with the five non-profit organizations that have created the initiative, whose mission is to continue spreading the kindness that was so often experienced thanks to Reviglio and his family.

“Our goal is to build a better, stronger, kinder community in the name of Jack Reviglio,” said Rory Hickok, Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Nevada. “He was such an inspirational person, and one who took so much time out to help others, that we thought that this would be the perfect way to show just how grateful we are for his contributions to this community. We want to keep the kindness going as a tribute to a life well-lived.”

Whether the activity consists of taking the neighbor’s trash to the curb, visiting a friend who is struggling with illness or patiently waiting for a pedestrian to cross the street, “Give Back Like Jack” encourages people to engage in small daily activities that positively affect a friend, family member, co-worker or even a perfect stranger. After completing the act, visit www.GiveBackLikeJack.org to tell the story on the blog page. Stories will be used as examples for other people to follow throughout the rest of the year.

In addition, an event takes place on Washoe County’s “Jack Reviglio Day,” Saturday, March 17, to celebrate the accomplishments made during the first part of 2012 and encourage residents to keep the kindness going. Details of the event will be made available in the near future.

For more information on Give Back Like Jack, visit www.GiveBackLikeJack.org.

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