Guests participate in a live auction at the 2019 Luau fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada. This year’s luau will look slightly different. BGCWN will have air filter fans, more space between tables, and mandatory masks when not dining.
Leis, air filters, tropical button-downs, and masks – the 28th Annual Luau fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada will be in-person this year with plenty of pandemic precautions in place.
The luau is taking place Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Athletic Center, the “MAC,” 1860 Russel Way, with dinner starting at 6 p.m. and a live auction at 7 p.m. Each $25 ticket enters guests into a raffle.
To RSVP for the luau or donate to BGCWN, visit luau.bgcwn.org under Tickets & Sponsorships in the top left corner of the page.
“This is our biggest fundraising event. This is for our operations, staffing, programs,” Hannah Stigall, BGCWN’s special events coordinator, told the Appeal. “We’re excited to have this event back in person and to raise money for the club again.”
She said that each table will have an air filter fan; the dining room layout will be spacious; and guests will be required to wear masks when not dining. The event is also adult-only. Carson Tahoe Health has donated almost 700 masks to BGCWN for guests who forget theirs.
“We are grateful for the support we have had over the last year and half to keep our doors open and serving youths through COVID,” said Katie Leao, BGCWN’s executive director, in a written statement sent to the Appeal. “The luau will give us the opportunity to thank our donors and recognize our community partners in person.”
She added that this year will feature a new award. BGCWN will honor the late mayor with the first “Robert Crowell Community Ambassador Award.”
For information, call BGCWN at 775-882-8820.