Charlie Hunt Roast Benefits YMCA Community Action Program Tuesday

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Charlie Hunt Roast to benefit the YMCA Community Action Program will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  "Roasters” include Zach Wamp,  Clint Powell,  Judge Arvin Reingold,  Judge Russell Bean,  Rep. Mike Carter and Rep. and Majority House Leader Gerald McCormick.

When YCAP began Mr. Hunt was at Joe Smith’s side from the first day in 1998.  Mr. Smith directed the program starting with eight kids and over the years has served over 2,500 kids. Mr. Hunt has been a Board Chair extraordinaire, fundraiser, supporter of every YCAP special event, and an ongoing program volunteer in various capacities.

His "colorful life and subtle arm-twisting techniques" will be the focus of this event, where he has agreed to be the subject of a “Roast” to kick-off the new fundraising season for YCAP. 

All proceeds will benefit the YMCA Community Action Program which intervenes in the lives of troubled youth, 10-14 year-olds, most of whom are referred to the program through the juvenile courts or the school system. A team of staff and volunteers tutor, mentor and counsel the kids every weekday after school, through the summers and other school breaks. They embrace the families of students to multiply their effectiveness in transforming the lives of at-risk youth in the city, said officials.

Make a reservation to attend by Monday to AbbeyS.YCAP@gmail.com or call 265-8834.

Tickets are Leadership Circle - table of 8 - $500, or individual tickets at $50.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/233791620110639/


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