Pawtucket Y raises more than $40,000 at most successful All-Star Outing

Pawtucket Y raises more than $40,000 at most successful All-Star Outing

PAWTUCKET – Through the charitable contributions of local businesses and the fundraising efforts of committee members, the YMCA of Pawtucket in partnership with the Pawtucket Red Sox helped raise more than $40,000 at the Y’s All-Star Outing at McCoy Stadium June 20.

Funds raised will go toward providing camp scholarships at the YMCA of Pawtucket.

Charlie Clifford, CEO of the YMCA of Pawtucket, explained the outing’s significance for the Y and the broader community.

“We are incredibly grateful to this year’s sponsors. Through their generous contributions, more children than ever before will be able to attend summer camp,” Clifford said. “All children deserve the opportunity to live healthier lifestyles, and Rhode Island’s community is helping to make that a reality for many kids, regardless of their economic situation.”

The YMCA regularly seeks to help families who can’t afford to pay for programming at the Y. Senior leaders at the Y say that the summer programming, made more widely available through fundraising, helps children remain mentally focused and physically active, aligning with the Y’s overarching goals.

For more than 20 years, the Pawtucket Red Sox have supported the Y’s annual outing. The team’s commitment to local youth is reflected in its yearly participation in the outing, Clifford said, adding that the annual event would not be possible without the organization’s support.

As part of the Y’s longstanding tradition to send a lucky winner to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the YMCA of Pawtucket named Mary Coyle of Albion in Lincoln the grand prize winner of its All-Star raffle. The tickets, donated by the PawSox, are for the July 9 All-Star game in Cleveland, Ohio. Coyle’s prize includes cash and covers the cost of transportation and lodging.