YMCA Southcoast Hosts Successful First Event in New Space at The Narrows
The Fall River YMCA, a branch of YMCA Southcoast, hosted “Corks & Forks” in the new event space at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. The annual wine and beer tasting fundraiser took place on Thursday, October 20, and was the first event to be held in the new space.
Patrick Norton is the Executive Director of the Narrows. He commented on the success of the event.
“It was an honor to host the YMCA’s Corks & Forks as our inaugural event in our new event space,” said Norton. “The Y’s team was great to work with and the room was filled with a real positive energy.”
This annual event raised more money than ever before. Over $32,000 was brought in to support the Fall River YMCA’s Annual Campaign. In an effort to include everyone at the Y, money raised through the Annual Campaign supports families and individuals in need. Approximately 4,000 individuals at YMCA Southcoast’s six branches receive direct aid each year towards membership, programs, childcare, and camp through YCares Scholarships, supported by the Annual Campaign.
James Scherer is the YMCA Southcoast President and CEO. He reflected on how this event will benefit the Southcoast.
“We were proud to partner with a Fall River landmark venue to host this event,” Scherer said. “Funding from this event is vital in helping us reach our Annual Campaign goal so that we can continue to serve the YMCA Southcoast community.”
For more information about the Y’s Annual Campaign visit: https://ymcasouthcoast.org/annual-campaign/ and a full list of the event sponsors, please visit the event page on the YMCA Southcoast website https://ymcasouthcoast.org/events-2/.
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. YMCA Southcoast’s mission is to improve the spiritual, mental, social, educational, and physical conditions of all persons. The Y offers financial aid for all its programs - membership, camp, sports, and more.