Boys and Girls Club Cioppino Feed is tonight

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows celebrates 38 years of Cioppino at the annual Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed and Auction, Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility on East 9th Street. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for the silent and mobile bidding auction followed by dinner and live auction at 6:30 p.m.

The Cioppino Feed remains the club's signature fundraiser, bringing in nearly 12 percent of the annual operating budget and impacting the lives of thousands of local youth and teens. The event is one of the most widely attended and celebrated fundraisers in the community; gathering 1,500 of northern Nevada's top business and civic leaders.

The star of the evening has always been the cioppino, made from scratch by Bud Sorensen, Bob Capurro and a talented team of Italian cooks. These talented cooks have tirelessly donated their time and skills to the club since the inception of the Cioppino feed. This year, the club is adding one more cook to the kitchen, Colin Smith, owner and chef at Roundabout Catering. Colin, the newest member of the Boys & Girls Club of Truck Meadows' Executive Board, will bring experience and efficiency to this already capable team. During the cocktail hour, guests will enjoy hand-passed chicken finger appetizers courtesy of Raising Cane's Chicken.

The supporting stars of the night are the auctions. The silent, mobile and live auctions feature more than 500 unique items and experiences that you cannot find anywhere else. Mobile bidding will open to attendees and the community at large February 21 at 2:00 p.m. The club will be taking auction items for donation until February 12.

Local businesses are encouraged to reach out to the club if interested in having their business or product featured at the event. Pre-event auction registration (highly recommended) and auction item donation submissions are currently available online by clicking here.

Tickets for the event are $250 per person or $2,000 for a table of eight. Any available tickets will open to the public Monday, February 5. Table sales are available to the public starting Friday, February 2. For tickets, or if you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please Emmy Quinn, Special Events Director at equinn@bgctm.org or call 775-360-2448.