Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Jul 24, 2022 - 10:00AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office to Celebrate 4th Annual “Christmas in July” Event on Saturday, July 30, 2022

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office invites parents and their kids, aged pre-kindergarten through high school, to join us for our “Christmas in July” event at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

WHAT: “Christmas in July” is a FREE back to school carnival-style event to assist families in need.  WCSO staff and volunteers will be handing out 850+ backpacks full of school supplies and hygiene items to children at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.  Along with the carnival games, kids and parents will get a chance to meet Sheriff’s Office special teams like the Mounted and Motors Units, SWAT, K-9 Unit, Search & Rescue and the Community Emergency Response Team.  Other displays will include a tattoo booth, rock climbing wall, balloon artist and Child ID station.  There will even be a dunk tank where kids can try and dunk Chief Deputy and good sport, Ralph Caldwell.  All attendees will leave with a sack lunch and distribution of backpacks will be on a first come, first serve basis. 

Adults must be accompanied by a child to attend the event.

WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows – 2690 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512

WHEN: Saturday, July 30th, 2022 – 11AM-2PM

CONTACT: WCSO Public Information Officer Bryan Samudio (775) 484-9820 or




The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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