"Goin' Country for Kids" Rounds Up Support for Strong Kids Campaign
Board Member Timothy Hogan Honored at Benefit
Red Bank, NJ (August 7, 2012) – Guests were treated to a night of country music and fun at The Community YMCA’s “Goin’ Country for Kids” benefit on Saturday, July 28, featuring country music superstar Clint Black at the Count Basie Theatre. The event raised over $200,000 to support the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign, which provides free and reduced program and membership fees for local children and families.
Long-time Y advocate and Board member Timothy Hogan, regional president of Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital, was honored on stage at the Count Basie for his distinguished service to the Y and to the local community. Hogan has been a member of the Y board since 2002 and served as board chairman from 2007 until 2011.
The benefit included a cocktail reception at Buona Sera before the concert where Little Silver singer/songwriter Rick Dill performed. Greg Trooper, also a Little Silver talent who now tours internationally, opened the show for Clint Black. Black, long heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars, has composed over two dozen No. 1 country songs.
Patricia Whittemore, member of the Y Board of Directors, and Richard Maser, president of Maser Consulting P.A., served as co-chairpersons of the benefit, while Hogan was honorary co-chair.
“We are truly appreciative of the tremendous support we received for the Goin’ Country benefit,” said Rich Ayres, Interim President and CEO of The Community YMCA. “Proceeds will help ensure that everyone – regardless of age, income or background - has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through Y programs such as afterschool care, youth sports, health and wellness, swim lessons, summer camp, teen leadership and counseling and social services.”
The Clint Black concert was presented by the Y and MusicWorks Entertainment.
Honoree Timothy Hogan (R) receives congratulations from The Community YMCA’s Chief Volunteer Officer Tim Watters and incoming President and CEO Rhonda Anderson.
Rusty Young (L) of MusicWorks Entertainment, partner for the concert benefit, enjoys the Goin’ Country for Kids reception at Buona Sera with the Y’s Senior Vice President of Financial Development Stephanie Ferrier and Interim President and CEO, Rich Ayres.
Country superstar Clint Black performs on Saturday, July 28, at the Count Basie Theatre benefit for the Y.
Event Co-Chairs, Patty Whittemore and Richard Maser, with Honorary Co-Chair, Tim Hogan (center).
Board Members, Dan Matarese and Chris Mosley, with VP of Camping & Outreach, Stacey Lastella.
Tim Hogan accepts the YMCA Distinguished Citizen Service Award.