10th Annual Lake County YMCA Gala of Y Champions

In person event September 10, 2021. Auction & Raffle Now Open!

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Event Details

While last year's virtual gala was lots of fun, we think this year will be even Better Together!  Join us on the veranda at Mentor Harbor Yachting Club overlooking Lake Erie for a fun filled evening which includes a bourbon tasting, dinner, live music and dancing, auction, raffle, and so much more!  

What: 10th Annual Gala of Y Champions 

Where: Mentor Harbor Yachting Club

When: Friday, September 10, 2021 starting at 6:30 pm 

Who: YOU! 

Why: To help children, families, and seniors in under-resourced neighborhoods reclaim their health, well-being, and reach their full potential.  

BONUS: Can't attend?  Our auction and raffle will open online early, on August 24th.  You need not attend the live event in order to bid!  

Evening MC: Marc Burr 

Event Sponsors


Mission Advocate Level and Friends of the Y

Mission Leader Level

Mission Friend Level - Clearstead, and Tec, Inc. 

Supporting Community

Our neighbors throughout Lake County need us now more than ever during these challenging times. Your support of this event will help the Y provide essential services to those in our community who need them most in the coming year.

Your donation to the Lake County YMCA allows us to continue making a positive impact in the community during these unprecedented times by providing:

  • VIRTUAL LEARNING SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS:  Providing a safe, supportive and fun environment for virtual learning while offering parents urgent and affordable child care options due to school closures   
  • VIRTUAL HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SUPPORT:  Unlimited, free access to over 35 virtual fitness classes, and monthly fitness challenges
  • SUPPORTING VULNERABLE NEIGHBORS: Offering virtual programming, welfare check-ins for seniors and the vulnerable as well as community resource information
  • HUNGER RELIEF: FREE Market Day food pick-up (seasonal April to Oct), food drives for local shelters and food banks and FREE Community Thanksgiving Day dinner
  • FAMILY ENGAGEMENT/STRENGTHENING: Providing monthly family events and programming such as virtual crafts, drive-in movie night, scavenger hunts, holiday contests, and reservation only gym/pool family time, just to name a few

100% of donations go towards offsetting the cost of financial assistance for those in need as well as providing programs that serve our community to help build a healthy spirit, mind and body, for all.  ONE in FIVE Lake County residents benefits in some way from the Y and NO ONE is turned away due to the inability to pay.   

We're Mission Driven

With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child, and when a community comes together for the common good.  

We are not a church, but rather a Christian organization designed to meet the needs of the community regardless of religion, race, income, gender, age, etc. The balance of spirit, mind and body along with the core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility are a priority in our programs as well as daily operations.

TAX INFORMATION: The Y is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the community by bringing people together from all backgrounds; our doors are open to all. With a focus on developing the potential of youth, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back to and supporting our community, your gift to the Lake County YMCA will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but to your friends and neighbors, too.