Thursday, 18 February 2016 09:23

Santa Barbara Family YMCA Kicks Off 2016 Annual Campaign with Kentucky Derby-Themed Soirée

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IMG 2593Santa Barbara Family YMCA Kicks Off 2016 Annual Campaign with Kentucky Derby-Themed Soirée
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The Santa Barbara Family YMCA launched its Annual Campaign earlier this month with a Kentucky Derby-themed soirée. Approximately 300 people attended to kick off the YMCA’s fundraising efforts with dinner, drinks and dancing.

The Santa Barbara Family YMCA has set a goal of $185,000 for this year’s annual campaign, chaired by Matt Rowe and co-chaired by Tom and Beth Schmid. This year marks the sixth annual campaign that Rowe has participated in, and the third of which he has been campaign chair.
“Already a lot of planning and organization has gone into turning our $185,000 goal into a reality,” Rowe said.
“The money raised allows the Santa Barbara Family YMCA to make good on our promise to be an inclusive and responsible force for positive change in our community.” 
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From left to right; Tim Hardy(SBY Executive Director), Matt Rowe (Co-Chair of the 2016 SB YMCA Annual Campaign),
Jaylon Letendre (Board Chair), and Vince Iuculano (SBY Associate Executive Director)
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Every dollar raised in the annual campaign is applied to placing kids and families in need into YMCA programs such as summer day camp, teen development, senior fitness, afterschool care, the LIVESTRONG cancer survivor program and memberships.
“Through the generosity of our donors, the Y provides everyone the opportunity to be healthy and thrive, to connect with others and contribute to a better community,” said Santa Barbara Family YMCA Executive Director Tim Hardy.
The event was made possible with the generosity of the following community sponsors: Santa Babara Brewing Company, Santa Barbara Winery, Sort This Out Cellars and Lazy Acres MarketFor more information on the annual campaign or to make an online donation, visit ciymca.org/santabarbara.
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 Meredith Garofolo and volunteer campaigner, Darlene Love
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Vince (SB YMCA Associate Executive Director) and Kelly Iuculano
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 Soirée guests
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Soirée table arrangements
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Soirée guests investigating the silent auction items
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Attendants dancing with the live band
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Ending the evening with dancing
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Photographs By: Robert Laskin
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