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2013 Highlights

LAUGH OUT LOUD:  AN EVENING OF COMEDY

On Saturday, November 16, the Summit Area YMCA hosted Laugh Out Loud (LOL): An Evening of Comic Relief, a fundraising event that was held at The Grand Summit Hotel. The comedy fundraiser featured New York City comedians Adam Sank, who hails from Summit, Bryan Scott McFadden, and Ophira Eisenberg. 

This year, the Y raised over $124,000 through the event, which is 50% more than last year. The event drew nearly 250 attendees who enjoyed an evening of comedy interspersed with a live auction of gifts generously donated by local vendors. Additionally, the Y offered opportunities for guests to donate to Y scholarships that include Summer Camp for underprivileged children, Memberships for military families, Memberships for 7th graders, and the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program for cancer patients.

The Summit Area YMCA is grateful for the generous support of Laugh Out Loud sponsors, including Lead Sponsors: Investors Bank and Merck Pharmaceuticals, as well as Event Sponsors: Smythe Volvo, Sum It Up Lacrosse, Sysco, and Batavia Café. The event committee, led by Charlotte Bashforth as Event Chair and Laura Gump who is on the Board of Trustees, along with the contribution of over 60 volunteers and staff added to the overall success of the event.


Achieve Community Garden Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

On Monday, June 24, 2013, the community gatherered

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Thank You to All Who Made the 2013 Mother's Day 5K a Success

The Summit YMCA held its 12th annual 5K on Sunday, May 12 with over 700 runners, walkers, and sideline supporters participating. All proceeds from the event benefit LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, the Y’s innovative, cancer survivorship and recovery program --  a free, small group, 12-week program for those recovering from cancer. A very special thank you to all who shared their Mother's Day with us.

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