Media Release


Thursday, June 28, 2012
For Immediate Release
Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

Contact: Margaret Kurtz
Telephone: 229-6993


“Souper” Summer Family Swim Days July 13, 27, And Aug. 11
Batteries Included Teen Councils Gather Food For Those In Need


Residents of all ages are invited to "Souper" Summer Family Swim Days in July and August at three city of Las Vegas pools. Bring two cans of soup or other canned food per person for admission. Help the Batteries Included Summer Circuit teen councils reach their goal of collecting 2,012 food items this summer. Canned goods will be donated to a local food bank.

Souper Summer Family Swim Days are scheduled:

  • Friday, July 13, noon-4 p.m., at Carlos L. Martinez and Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Road.
  • Friday, July 27, noon-4 p.m., at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive.
  • Saturday, Aug. 11, 2-6 p.m., at Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St.

Regular pool fees apply without food donation. Pools remain open to the public during events.

Batteries Included Teen Councils represent a diverse group of youth throughout Las Vegas dedicated to bringing the voices of youth into the community and raising awareness about the remarkable achievements made by youth year-round. Teen Councils are located at:

  • Cimarron Rose Community Center 5591 N. Cimarron Road
  • Doolittle Community Center 1950 N. J St.
  • Mirabelli Community Center 6200 Hargrove Ave.
  • Municipal Swimming Pool 431 E. Bonanza Road
  • East Las Vegas Community Center 250 N. Eastern Ave.
  • Stupak Community Center 251 W. Boston Ave.
  • Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive
  • West Las Vegas Arts Center 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

The Batteries Included Youth Initiative is a unique collaboration between the city of Las Vegas, Clark County School District and Nevada Partners that represents a combined commitment to excellence and achievement. The intent of the Batteries Included Initiative is to ensure Las Vegas teens reach their greatest potential by providing after-school educational activities focused on leadership, community service, career planning and preparing for college.

For more information on Batteries Included programs, registration and event fliers, go online to or call (702) 229-6242.


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