The Y Online Auction & Fundraising Event Now Open

Watch a video called, ‘How The Family YMCA Cares For Community’, as spoken by staff, produced by Janine Morales and filmed in February before the pandemic here: Courtesy/Y

Auction items in the Y online ‘Gala’ include this necklace donated by Bennett’s Fine Jewelry. Courtesy/Y

Auction items in the Y online ‘Gala’ include this woven rug created and donated by Chris Ortega. Courtesy/Y

Y News:

The Family YMCA is hosting a virtual, online “Gala” for the next two weeks because its March Ball had to be canceled due to the

“We can’t convene in person, so we’re celebrating virtually,” Y CEO Chris Daniels said. “Funds raised will support our Española YMCA Teen Center, 300 financial assistance recipients, and our Y as we’ve dealt with severe business-shutdown losses.”

Daniels said that everyone is invited to bid on auction items, purchase a $20 ticket for a $1,000 raffle, and enjoy stories of impact.

“We’re calling it our ‘Be The Light’ Campaign, where you can participate from Oct. 17-31,” he said.

People can participate by texting YGala20 to 76278, or go online to