Generous guests support Youth Challenge

From left, Pieter Canters; Colleen Murnane, Youth Challenge President of the Board of Trustees; Andrew Vogt, YC trustee; Gene Obrock; and Marcia Obrock, YC trustee and co-chair of the "Gallery Gala" auction.

More than 350 guests “partied with a purpose” at the Youth Challenge "Gallery Gala" annual benefit and auction on April 18 at 78th Street Studios in Cleveland. Guests helped raise over $200,000 to fund adapted programs for children with physical disabilities. This support allows Youth Challenge to reach hundreds of children in the Greater Cleveland community, providing them with opportunities to play sports, make friends and embrace their own unique abilities.

Guests enjoyed a fun evening with cocktails, themed food stations, silent auction and a Southwest Airlines ticket raffle while supporting Youth Challenge. Artwork created by YC participants and volunteers was on display and for sale. A special VIP champagne reception was held before the event for top sponsors.

Fred and Lena Koury were the honorary event chairs. Youth Challenge trustees Tom Fraser and Ernie Vargo were co-chairs of the event. Christy McGucken and Marcia Obrock served as auction co-chairs.

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Kathy Rigdon

is the Media Specialist for Youth Challenge in Westlake.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 9:24 AM, 05.05.2015