The Family YMCA ‘Be The Light’ Online Runs Through Oct. 31


The Family YMCA is hosting a virtual, online “Gala” for the next two weeks because their March Ball had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Y CEO Chris Daniels said, “We can’t convene in person, so we’re celebrating virtually. 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 October 17-31,” he said.

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