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Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada to celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada club members play at the new Carson City MAC. Sports activities will be featured at the BGC Olympics, Wednesday, March 9, during National Boys & Girls Club Week.
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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada will open its doors to the public next week to celebrate National Boys & Girls Clubs Week, with events each evening beginning at 4 p.m. each day. The Clubs are located at 1870 Russell Way in Carson City.

“We are so excited for people to come visit the Club, have some fun and see all of the great programs we offer,” said Katie Leao, chief professional officer for the Club. “The scheduled events will spotlight our commitment to academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.”

Events include:

Monday, March 7, 4-6 p.m. — Club Spirit Day: Share the spirit and passion of the Clubs by bringing a friend. Wear your Clubs gear and be entered into a raffle.

Tuesday, March 8, 4-6 p.m. — Celebrate our Heroes: Meet some of the heroes from the Nevada Highway Patrol, Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Carson City Fire and more.

Wednesday, March 9, 4-6 p.m. — BGC Olympics: Think you have what it takes to be the next best Olympian? Join the 2016 Olympics BGC Style!

Thursday, March 10, 4-8 p.m. — S.T.E.M. Up: Ever wondered what if feels like to be a scientist or an engineer? Take part in science experiments and engineering challenges to find out.

Friday, March 11, 4-8 p.m. — Mardi Gras Day/BGC Night Out Carnival: Bringing the bright colors and fun music of the Mardi Gras to the Club. Make some Mardi Gras masks and beads, then take the whole family to the 2016 BGCWN Carnival.

Leao said Boys & Girls Clubs Week is a great way for the community to get to know or reacquaint themselves with the Clubs and their offerings.

“We hear from folks on a daily basis they didn’t know about the programs we offer,” she said. “We have a robust schedule daily that includes structured homework help, arts and crafts, personal development and sports. I invite everyone to check out our Club and our new website at”