Nevada Athletics Gives Back Like Jack

Wolf Pack basketball coach Jane Albright and student-athlete Emily Burns

March 26, 2012

RENO, Nev. - Photo Gallery

Members of the Wolf Pack athletics department teamed up on Saturday morning to clean up Miguel Ribera Park as part of the "Give Back Like Jack" community pride campaign.

Saturday's events and celebration wrapped up the first quarter of the kindness initiative. The day of service was held on 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.

Members of the Wolf Pack women's basketball team, including head coach Jane Albright, assistant coach Kami Malnaa, freshman Emily Burns and alum Dellena Criner, and associate athletics director Rhonda Lundin swept the basketball courts and painted the picnic tables at the park as part of the celebration.

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. Throughout the campaign, Nevada handed out tickets to a men's basketball game, threw out t-shirts and raised awareness about the campaign throughout its basketball season and had a free admission weekend at a baseball series.

"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 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.

For more information on Give Back Like Jack, visit or call 775-331-5437.



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