On Wednesday, June 12, Planet Fitness, known for its Judgement Free Zone® and non-intimidating environment, extended its judgment-free philosophy with an unveiling of the first mini Planet Fitness gym housed within one of the 13 Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  

Last year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada was honored to receive a $50,000 grant from Lowe’s to do some much-needed renovations to the James Clubhouse located in North Las Vegas.  

Aaron's, Inc., a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, and its divisions Aaron's and Progressive Leasing, surprised Las Vegas teens on April 24 with a freshly remodeled Keystone Teen Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Southern Highlands Unit.

Since November of 2017, in partnership with Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment, the Backstreet Boys began donating $1 per ticket sold from their “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” show back to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  

On Saturday, April 6 it was a night to celebrate 60 years of Boys & Girls Clubs in Southern Nevada at the 7th Annual Sneaker Ball presented by Credit One Bank and Marnell Gaming, at the M Resort Spa Casino.  Guests were treated to the full Boys & Girls Club experience while flashing their stylish sneakers and raising funds to support the youth enrichment programs for the more than 10,000 youth served annually through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  

Glow-in-the-dark entertainment arena, Glowzone Las Vegas, is partnering with us by hosting an “Adult Night” fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 22 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $30 pre-sale online at lv.glowzone.us and $35 at the door. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit BGCSNV. 

Professional BMXer, Ricardo Laguna will emcee the event while a DJ spins upbeat tracks as event attendees participate in all the attractions that Glowzone has to offer, including a miniature golf course, an arcade, bumper cars and mini bowling lanes. Beyond their signature classics, Glowzone offers truly unique experiences such as bazooka ball, a “Mission Impossible” like laser maze, a ninja course and a 20-foot suspended ropes course. Guests will also enjoy cocktails and drinks from a bar, where their first drink is included in their ticket price, as well as light appetizers.  This event is for guests 21 and over and must show valid ID at the time of entrance. 

Selected among seven outstanding youth, 17-year-old, Kaprice Burns has been named the 2019 Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Kaprice is in her senior year at Spring Valley High School and has been a member of the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Clubs for seven years.  Last year, Kaprice took the honor as Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada Youth of the Year.  She plans to attend the University of Nevada Las Vegas and wants to be an athletic trainer.   

We had the honor of hosting Governor Sisolak and Mrs. Sisolak at our Downtown Club prior to their journey onto their new home in Carson City. Teen member, Jose, proudly toured the first couple around the Clubhouse and even took on the governor for a little one-on-one in foosball.  

Our members had the opportunity to give their advice to the couple about moving to a new place and making new friends.  They also had the chance to ask the governor any question – topics included school safety, creating jobs, supplies for the classrooms and the economy.  

Before their departure, the first couple of Nevada treated the kids to a variety of snacks and thanked the Boy & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada staff for their hard work and dedication.

Thank you Governor Sisolak for making us a stop on your #NVRoadTrip.  We look forward to your return...and a rematch in foosball. 

It has been a season of making spirits bright for many of our Club members thanks to the generosity of the community. 

The Raiders Foundation hosted a fundraising event on Wednesday, December 5 at the Lied Memorial Clubhouse to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. 

The Gridiron Griddle was a community fundraising breakfast featuring Raiders Alumnus/Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes engaging in a Q&A session with Las Vegas-based, national radio host JT "The Brick” and the 2018 Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada Youth of the Year, Kaprice Burns.  Supporters who attended the event also had the opportunity to hear from Raiders President Marc Badain, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada President/CEO Andy Bischel as well as young club members.

Making the holiday season even brighter, Boyd Gaming will award more than $40,000 to nonprofits throughout Southern Nevada in one of the Las Vegas Valley’s favorite traditions, Trees of Hope.  

From now until Sunday, Dec. 16, the Las Vegas community is invited to visit each property and vote for their favorite charity’s decorated tree. The seven Las Vegas properties will each award more than $5,000 to participating charities, with the first-place prize of $2,000. Winners will be decided by public vote at each property. A Boyd Gaming player’s card account is required to vote on a property.

For many of us, this is the only safe place we have to go after school.