The Green Family YMCA’s “Spring For The Y!” 2017 Annual Campaign reverse raffle and silent auction is scheduled for May 19 at Raintree Country Club, located in (Green). Funds raised from the event help families and individuals of all ages who need financial assistance to participate in Y programs.

The Akron Area YMCA, which oversees the Green Family and other local YMCAs, is committed to ensuring that no one is turned away from Y services due to inability to pay.

In 2016, the Green Family YMCA was able to support 1,229 people through the campaign, and provided $100,374 in assistance to families and individuals of all ages in the local community. The Green Y’s goal this year is to net $20,000 for its benevolent service in the community “through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all."

The Green YMCA board of directors, headed by Trina Farnsworth, guarantees that 100 percent of funds raised from the event stay in the community.

Executive director Lori Lautenschlager said she is pleased that so many Green YMCA members, supporters, along with the Green YMCA board, give so much to make the event a success each year.

“We are so happy that our venue is the beautiful Raintree Country Club, right here in Green, and pleased that the raffle will be emceed by Y member and talented local auctioneer, Brooks Ames, of Kiko Auctioneers,” she said in a news release.

The event will offer a night of food, beverages, fun and competition with a “live” auction, the raffle board, and among the many who will bid on the attractive items donated by businesses and individuals for the silent auction.

Some highlights of the items for the silent auction include: a trip to Cancun; Cleveland Cavaliers memorabilia; a three-day RV rental from General; an African safari trip; two tickets to Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell at Blossom Music Center; and Star Wars stand-up cut-outs. Other popular items include health and beauty gift certificates, and passes to local attractions such as The Akron Symphony, the Akron Zoo and Weathervane Playhouse, along with some family fun packages.

Tickets are $100 (one reverse raffle board number and dinner for two) or $75 (one board number and dinner for one). Doors and auctions open at 6 p.m. Buffet dinner is at 7 p.m.

Only 25 tickets remain for the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Green Family YMCA at 330-899-9622 or visit