Virtual 9th Annual Gala of Y Champions

November 7, 2020

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This year has brought about many challenges, but the Y knows a little something about persevering, and that's why we are Driving Forward to meet the needs of our community through our first-ever virtual gala!  Our event will be broadcast live from the Ruple Car Museum in Willoughby, Ohio.  We hope you'll join us to raise much-needed funds for our community.  Proceeds from this event will provide financial assistance to ensure that ALL are welcome and can participate in programs, classes, and membership that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


Our program opens at 7:00 pm on November 7th and will wrap up by 8:00 pm.  We'll have a mixology class and share stories of impact while enjoying the unique setting at the Ruple Car Museum.  Purchase your tickets now as this will be a private event!  Gala in a Box will be available for pick up from November 2 until November 7 at each of our Y branches located in Madison, Painesville, and Willoughby.  

*Please note, you need not attend the live event to place bids on auction items.


Last year at the Gala of Y Champions, you raised over $103,000 to support kids like Tory.  Check out her story: 

"I want to sincerely thank you for all you've done to help Tory grow as a swimmer. Friends of ours told us how much the Y helped their daughter become a better swimmer and they were so right. Tory said she has hardly learned anything from her other teams and coaches and she felt your coaches were far more attentive and helpful in pointing out weaknesses and instructing on ways to improve strokes.

Tory's first summer of swimming she disqualified in almost every race and didn't beat a single other swimmer in the races where she wasn't disqualified. The Y brought out her potential and the confidence that came from getting better each week (and even winning a few races) has impacted every area of her life at a time when girls' confidence really takes a hit. 

So, from the bottom of our hearts, thanks for what you do. You've all made a huge difference in her world by showing up and being supportive.

With Gratitude, 

The Miles Family"







ECKART America Corporation 

Paul and Judi Maloney 

Gail and Jerry Walker

Friend of the Y

**Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To learn more, click the "Event Tickets" button or contact Sarah Baggott at