Scenes From Saturday’s Red and Black Ball

Española Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval gratefully holds up a $15,000 donation from Marlene Sanchez of MAR Tech Services, left, having no idea he is about to receive an additional $35,000 donation from her husband Ross Sanchez of Cross Connection, Inc. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Karen Easton of Los alamos National Bank raises a purple fan at right to bid during the live auction at Saturday’s Red and Black Ball benefiting The Family YMCA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dan from Smith’s in White Rock speaks to the crowd about Smith’s Sponsor a Child Challenge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, LANL/LANS officials Kurt Steinhaus, Paul Henry, Carl Beard and Jeff Mousseau. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

YMCA Board member Sharon Stover. left, and Y CEO Linda Daly with Sen. Richard Martinez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron and his wife Johanna Jiron with Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes and his wife Jodi Hughes with Robyn Sgambellone and her husband Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Emily McGay models a kimono. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega and her husband Chris Ortega who is an appraisal officer at Los Alamos National Bank, Jennifer McDonald and her husband Jaret McDonald who is a candidate for Los Alamos County Sheriff. The couples are longtime friends and Chris Ortega is a member of McDonald’s campaign team. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Retired Navy Captain Pat Soran in his uniform with Dr. Paul Daly in his kilt. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Chamber of Commerce Director Katy Korkos with security expert Jack Killeen of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

John and Suzanne Wilcox of Mesa Elite Fitness and CrossFit Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

At left, Krysta and Abe Dispennette, of Abe Dispennette State Farm Insurance. He is a candidate for Los Alamos County Assessor. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Greg Kendall and Katy Korkos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The crowd gives a standing ovation to Ross and Marlene Sanchez for their generous $35,000 contribution to the Los Alamos Family YMCA operated Española Teen Center. The 2014 Red and Black Ball netted nearly $80,000 for the Y’s annual campaign and scholarship fund to ensure no child is turned away because of an inability to pay. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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