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Boys & Girls Club earns national honor for annual cioppino feed

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While already well known throughout the Truckee Meadows, the Boys & Girls Club’s annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction recently earned national accolades by receiving the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Marketing and Communications (MAC) Award. Special Events Director Erin Pieretti and Chief Professional Officer Mike Wurm accepted the award last week during the organization’s 106th annual national conference in San Diego, Calif.

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows was selected among hundreds of local Clubs across the country for implementing the best marketing strategy for the Club’s annual event, which this year raised $830,000, or 15 percent of the Club’s annual operating budget. In recognition of this outstanding achievement, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows received a cash prize.

“We are absolutely grateful to be recognized with this award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” remarked Wurm. “This is an event that our staff works on nearly year-round and to have such great recognition for all of our hard work is truly an honor.”

For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows including volunteer, donation and career opportunities please call 775-331-KIDS (775-331-5437) or visit www.BGCTM.org.

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 serves more than 10,000 children at 19 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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