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Boys and Girls Club’s 12th annual “Day for Kids” offers free festival for children


Day for Kids 2BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF TRUCKEE MEADOWS NEWS RELEASE – The Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows hosts its annual Day for Kids event at the Sparks Marina on Saturday, September 21, featuring a free barbecue lunch, free T- shirts, games, arts & crafts, face painting, Soil Tech sand-castle-building and informational vendor booths for both parents and children. The event, held in conjunction with Boys and Girls Clubs across the nation, is designed to encourage adults to spend meaningful time with kids by spending a day together and to provide families with the resources needed to live a quality, healthy lifestyle.

The family event presented by Cashman Equipment runs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and features vendors such as Renown Children’s Hospital, Amerigroup, Washoe County District Attorney, Immunize Nevada, Small Smiles, KNPB, Nevada Virtual Academy, Soil-Tech, Office of Suicide Prevention, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County Social Services, Sparks Kiwanis, Discovery Museum, First Tee of Northern Nevada, Washoe County School District Parent University, Washoe County Child ID Program and many more.

Research shows that when adults spend meaningful time with kids it helps them develop a positive self-image and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Now, more than ever, Boys and Girls Club Day For Kids provides adults and kids an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and celebrate the wonder of life and the fulfillment of spending time together.

For more information about Day For Kids or the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows please call 775-331-KIDS (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 school 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 more than 11,000 children at 20 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 more than $500 annually into each of its members, memberships cost just $20 per year, providing equal opportunity to all children in the community. Connect with the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows on Facebook, www.facebook.com/PositivePlace and Twitter, www.twitter.com/PositivePlace.

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