NV Energy Foundation rises to occasion for Dayton youth

Gives $25,000 grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley

YERINGTON, Nev. – Seeing a need and wanting to address it, the NV Energy Foundation has gifted $25,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley to support renovation projects inside the new Dayton clubhouse. 

The grant will go toward the cost of adding restroom facilities to the building, which opened its doors on Sept. 1, along with the installation of an HVAC system. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Club was no longer able to operate in Dayton’s three elementary schools and had to find a new home. Fortunately, a building was secured over the summer and was open to kids and teens in time for the new school year. Many renovation projects, including new flooring, a fence and signage, have already been completed. Now, the youth organization is focused on wrapping up additional restrooms and central air. 

“The building we moved into was originally going to be a tire shop,” said Sarah Rose, the Dayton area director. “Fortunately, the big tall rooms make it the perfect place for a Boys & Girls Club, too. The work done so far to turn our new clubhouse into a home has been amazing, and I can’t wait until everything is finished.” 

The NV Energy Foundation grant will put a sizeable dent in BGCMV’s bill for the renovations. The Foundation has given to the Club in past, primarily to help fund their Triple Play programming.   

“We know how important this new building is for the Dayton community,” said Tony Sanchez, NV Energy Executive Vice President of Business Development and External Relations. “The NV Energy Foundation is proud to contribute to a project that will positively impact so many families and youth in this region for years to come.”  

While the clubhouse has been serving youth since Sept. 1 of last year, an official, public ribbon cutting is schedule for June 2 at 11 a.m. 

Nick Beaton 

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