Funds sought for Boys & Girls Clubhouse |

Funds sought for Boys & Girls Clubhouse

Members of the Carson Valley Boys and Girls Club of Northern Nevada color recently. The club is currently located at Pau-Wa-Lu middle school in Gardnerville, but is seeking a building of their own.
Special to The R-C |

More than 340 children participate in after school programs offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada’s Carson Valley Clubhouse.

The Clubhouse is currently located at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School in the Gardnerville Ranchos, however, another building is needed to keep up with the increasing numbers.

To support operating costs for a building, Carson Valley staff and community council members are hosting The Luau on Sept. 9 in Carson City. The 24th annual Luau will be held from 5-10 p.m. at the organization’s Carson City Clubhouse and the MAC, situated adjacent to the Club.

“This is a major fundraising event for the Boys and Girls Club,” said board member Brenda Robertson. “We are one club serving many communities and the Carson Valley Clubhouse receives credit for as much participation in the event we put into it, meaning we receive a portion of the proceeds in proportion to contributions coming from the Valley.”

The Luau features a barbecue dinner at 6 p.m., both silent and live auctions, music by DJ Red and a table theme decoration contest. Luau participants must be 21 or over. To purchase tickets, visit or call the club at 882-8820.

Another event for the club is the Fall Affair set for Oct. 1.

The Fall Affair will be a dinner event at the Pink House featuring celebrity chef Clint Jolly of CHOPPED: Restaurant Impossible, as well as chefs Josh and Whitney Deri of Blend Catering. Visit the Club’s website, to purchase tickets for the event.

“Though we are seeking a building of our own, it is that time we give our members and the kid and staff interaction that makes a difference,” said board member Drew Aguilar. “Kids are precious resources and it’s our job to make sure they’re safe, well taken care of and can grow. That’s going to happen no matter the location.”