In 2023, the Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA raised over $100,000 with their Kentucky Derby fundraiser to benefit early learning programs, and this year, all involved hope to cross the finish line with an even larger amount! This year’s annual Kentucky Derby event will be held on May 4th at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre from 5:00 PM-10:00 PM.

The Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA official Kentucky Derby page states, “Whenever our community is faced with a crisis, whenever we see a neighbor who needs support, our Y stands ready to help with open arms and caring hearts. Thanks to generous donors like you, The Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA is doing BIG things in our region- providing safe, nurturing spaces for children to learn, grow, and thrive.”

To support the GWVA YMCA and participate in the event, you can purchase raffle tickets to enter to win the grand prize sponsored by Sundance Vacations—a $6,000 trip gift certificate to Disney (or a location of your choosing) or $5,000 cash. Ticket purchasers need not be present to win.

To make a one-time or recurring donation to the Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA, please visit the donation page and choose which campaign, if any, you’d like to donate to.

About the Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA

The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We focus our work in three key areas which are; nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors because they are the fundamentals to strengthening communities. For 160 years, our YMCA has remained relevant to individuals and communities as they change and evolve, while maintaining our core mission. With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

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