March 13, 2012
RENO, Nev. - Admission to this weekend's University of Nevada baseball games at Peccole Park will be free to fans as part of the Wolf Pack's celebration of the "Give Back Like Jack" community pride campaign.
The Wolf Pack will take on UC Irvine in a three-game series Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17 at Peccole Park. Thursday night's game will start at 6 p.m, while Friday's game is scheduled for 2 p.m. The final game is slated for 1 p.m. on Saturday, which has been declared "Jack Reviglio Day" in Washoe County.
Nevada Athletics has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and Our Lady of the Snows to encourage residents to help create a sense of kindness and camaraderie in the community by performing random acts of kindness in honor of longtime Reno resident and philanthropist Jack Reviglio, who passed away in 2011. Previously, Nevada handed out tickets to a men's basketball game and has thrown out t-shirts and raised awareness about the campaign throughout its basketball season.
"Give Back Like Jack" is a memorial to Reviglio who was so well known for his kindness and philanthropy throughout northern Nevada. Reviglio worked often with the five non-profit organizations that have created the initiative, whose mission is to continue spreading the kindness that was so often experienced thanks to Reviglio and his family.
Whether the activity consists of taking the neighbor's trash to the curb, visiting a friend who is struggling with illness or patiently waiting for a pedestrian to cross the street, "Give Back Like Jack" encourages people to engage in small daily activities that positively affect a friend, family member, co-worker or even a perfect stranger. After completing the act, visit www.GiveBackLikeJack.org to tell the story on the blog page. Stories will be used as examples for other people to follow throughout the rest of the year.
In addition, a community pep rally and celebration will take place on March 24 from 12-3 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, the Saturday following the first official "Jack Reviglio Day" in Washoe County, to commemorate the accomplishments made during the first part of 2012 and to encourage residents to keep the kindness going.
For more information on Give Back Like Jack, visit www.GiveBackLikeJack.org or call 775-331-5437.