Save the Y Fun'raiser

Saturday, January 21

10am - 4pm

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Help save the local YMCA! Join us for a family friendly FUN’raiser with live music, fun activities, great food, and both a silent and live auction. See below for a list of activities and vendors.

The North Central Florida YMCA has been serving the Gainesville community for almost 50 years. A true Gainesville treasure, the YMCA offers an enriching afterschool program, various programs including gymnastics and swim lessons, a heated outdoor pool with aquatics programs, and a fully equipped health and wellness center.

Due to outstanding debt, the YMCA needs to raise $1.2M to keep their doors open. Already, we’ve raised over $800,000 in pledges. Come out for a fun afternoon and help us reach our goal at the same time.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Not a member? Not a problem. This is a great chance for you to see and use the Y’s facilities for free. The gym and pool will be open to all during the event. Grab some food, enjoy the music, and check out all the great things the Y has to offer.

There will be plenty of free activities for both kids and adults to enjoy. Thanks to Skate Station and Splitz bowling, we will have three different bounce houses, carnival games, and a prize wheel. There will also be face painting and balloon art from Karen’s Dragon’s Touch.


The event will include live music by: Hired Guns Band
Dark Cherries
There will also be entertainment provided by Original Entertainment

In addition to those there will be some fundraising activities:

  • Corn Hole Tournament: $20 per team
  • Charity Zumbathon with YMCA Zumba Instructors: $10
  • Charity Yoga with YMCA Instructor Carallona: $10
  • 5-Minute Back Massages with Erin Coolican-Dickman: $5
  • YMCA T-Shirts: $5 Kids/ $10 adults
  • Raffle Tickets: $5 for 4, $10 for 10, $20 for 25

Don’t miss the silent and live auctions. The silent auction will run throughout the event. The live auction will start at 1pm. Auction items include gift certificates to your favorite Gainesville restaurants, several beautiful jewelry items, The Floating Lotus Spa package, tickets to a home gator game, an XMP3i Satellite radio MP3 player, and much, much more!

Event Schedule (tentative):
10:00 AM
Gates Open
Entertainment provided by Original Entertainment DJs
10:00 AM
Kids Activities Start
Will run until 4 pm
10:00 AM
Raffle and Silent Auction Start
Will run until 4 pm
10:30 AM
Led by YMCA Instructors in Basketball Gym
$10 donation to participate
11:00 AM
Hired Guns Band
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Live Auction
1:00 PM
90min Yoga
Led by Carollana in large exercise room
$10 donation to participate
1:00 PM
Hired Guns Band
1:00 PM
Corn Hole tournament
$20 per team
2:00 PM
Black Cherries Band
2:45 PM
Hired Guns Band

The following food will be available for purchase at the event with proceeds benefitting the Y:

  • ChopStix Bistro Vegetarian Stir Fry & Fried Rice: $5
  • BBQ Chicken Boxed Lunch: $8
  • Pepsi Products: $1
  • Kona Ice Tropical Shaved Ice

A huge THANK YOU to all of our vendors, sponsors, and donors! We couldn’t have this event without you. We can’t wait for Saturday!

  • Skate Station/Splitz
  • Kona Ice
  • Will Enterprises
  • Renaissance Printing
  • ChopStix Bistro
  • Florida Food Service
  • Sam's Club
  • Alta Printing

**We will be updating this page with more information regularly. Check back to find out more about this great event.**