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Councilmember David Bobzien and Renown Health Support Parks and Rec and Benefit Local Charities

Only five weeks left to buy your Reno license plate!

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Reno, Nevada (November 29, 2017) — The City of Reno and Renown Health have launched a five-week campaign aimed at selling 500 additional Reno license plates, which provide dedicated funding for the City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services programs. This effort will also support local charities.

Why five weeks? Because the City has until the end of the year to sell 1,000 Reno plates, or the plate will no longer be manufactured or issued by the DMV. There are currently only 500 active Reno plates in Nevada.

The charitable plates contain the iconic Reno Arch and the words, “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Twenty-five dollars from each plate sale goes directly to Reno Parks and Rec.

Additionally, for every license plate purchased (up to 500) from November 28, 2017 through December 29, 2017:

  • Reno City Councilmember David Bobzien will match it with a $25 donation, via his Council Donation Funds, to one of approximately 15 charities on behalf of the purchaser. For an updated list of eligible charities, visit Reno.Gov/Plate.
  • Renown Health will match the $25 donation to Reno Parks and Rec with a $25 donation of its own to support affordable access to Parks and Rec services that benefit the health and wellness of our community.

There are additional perks as well. Drivers who buy the Reno plate will receive two annual Parks and Rec passes valued at $720, and eight swim lessons at Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center valued at $58.50.

To get your passes and/or swim lessons, bring your DMV paperwork showing you purchased the Reno plate to Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, located at 1301 Valley Road in Reno.

Buying the plate is also a source of community pride.

“There are so many reasons to believe in Reno right now,” Bobzien said. “By adding a Reno license plate to your car, you’re expressing that you are proud to live in The Biggest Little City.”

Helping keep our community healthy and active is important to both the City of Reno and Renown Health.

“We are passionate about helping provide affordable access to healthy activities here at home,” said Wendy Damonte, vice president of community partnerships & advocacy for Renown Health. “As a healthcare network focused on overall health and well-being, Renown is excited to join this effort and give back to Parks and Rec services that benefit the health and wellness of our friends, family and neighbors.”

The money raised by the charitable plates will provide the boost in funding needed to continue to give residents access to beautiful parks, trails, playgrounds, youth and senior services, sports leagues and more. For instance, the City is renovating the playground at downtown’s Barbara Bennett Park with license-plate funds.

“As Reno continues to grow, this funding is more important than ever,” Bobzien said. “Our outdoor recreational opportunities are what set us apart from other cities, and we need to continue to preserve and improve our parks, trails and programs.”

For more information, visit Reno.Gov/Plate.

To order a plate, visit your local DMV. If you plan to visit the Reno DMV office at 305 Galletti Way, skip the wait and make an appointment online — it’s quick and you’ll be in and out in no time.

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