Help Support Access to Healthy Activities

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The City of Reno and Renown Health launched a five-week campaign aimed at selling 500 Reno license plates, which provide dedicated funding for the city’s parks, recreation and community services programs.

Everyday, Renown is working to fulfill our vision of inspiring better health in our communities. This includes keeping our community active through access to parks, trails, playgrounds, youth and senior services, sports leagues and more.

The City of Reno and Renown Health have launched a campaign through Dec. 29 aimed at selling 500 Reno license plates to benefit the city’s parks, recreation and community services programs. This effort will also support local charities.

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.

Twenty-five dollars from each plate sale goes directly to the City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services department. Additionally, for every license plate purchased (up to 500) through Dec. 29, 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. And Renown will match the $25 donation to Reno Parks and Rec with a $25 donation of its own to support affordable access to parks and recreation 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 city recreation passes valued at $720, and eight swim lessons at Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center valued at $58.50.

“We are passionate about helping provide affordable access to healthy activities here at home,” says Wendy Damonte, vice president of community partnerships and 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 recreation 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,” says Bobzien. “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.

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